CEMRACS stands for Centre d’Eté Mathématique de Recherche Avancée en Calcul Scientifique or "Advanced research in scientific calculation".
This summer school is an original creation that plays a vital part in knowledge transfer between academic and industrial mathematics.
Created in 1996, CEMRACS meets on a regular basis every summer at CIRM during six weeks and focuses on a different theme linked to scientific calculation. The school follows a clear format: the first week is dedicated to
lectures to find out about the state-of-the-art in that particular topic and to learn about its latest developments. The following five weeks focus on small group work projects that can be academically or industrially based. Industry provides some specific modelling or numerical simulation problems and small groups of young researchers try to find a suitable answer, with the help of established researchers in the field.
Taking a mathematical approach to tackle these problems with a mathematical approach often leads to interesting advances that businesses can exploit later on.
Each year, there are many differences in the issues raised, and the companies that participate. Among the companies which funded some of the projects: L'Oréal, ANDRA, CEA, the Institut Français du Pétrole, Bosch etc.
CEMRACS is organized by the SMAI, and not subsidized by CIRM. Organizers chosen by SMAI should apply through the "Propose a CEMRACS" link on the right of this page to upload their application. (NB: this link is the same as for other conferences). One difference is that organizers of CEMRACS activities must give a presentation to the Scientific Committee at CIRM (in person or via video conferencing). Note that, due to the international nature of the committee, this interview may take place in English.
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