Centre d'Eté Mathématique de Recherche Avancée en Calcul Scientifique
CEMRACS runs as a summer-long session in "Advanced research in scientific calculation". Created in 1996 by Yvon Maday and Frédéric Coquel, it plays a vital part in knowledge transfer between academic and industrial mathematics.
New CEMRACS groups meet every summer at CIRM during six weeks and focus on a different theme linked to scientific calculation. The format of this summer school is usually the following:
- a first week dedicated to lectures to find out about the state-of-the-art in that particular topic and to learn about its latest developments.
- five weeks focusing in small groups on projects that can be academically or industrially based.
Industry provides some specific modeling 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.
Coupling a mathematical approach to tackle these problems with a non mathematical approach often leads to interesting advances that businesses can exploit later on. Among the companies that have sponsored some of the projects, we can name L'Oréal, ANDRA, CEA, the Institut Français du Pétrole, Bosch, etc.
CEMRACS is pre-organized and evaluated firstly by the French Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society (SMAI) before being presented to the international Scientific Committee at CIRM. As for all long programmes at CIRM (e.g. the Jean-Morlet Chair and the Thematic Month), we ask the organizers of future CEMRACS session to present their proposal in person or via video conferencing. Note that the presentation should be prepared in English as half the members of our committee come from abroad.
6 weeks in the summer - with a theme presented by SMAI two years before staging the actual event
Format of the 6-week event
Arrival is usually on the Sunday just before the start of the programme. The actual format will be determined in agreement with the Event Coordinator and Accommodation Officer, according to the number of people staying on from one week to the next.
Programmes are planned by the organizers who should make sure to upload their schedule several weeks before the start of the event in order to maximize information to the participants and to support internal organisation. Most events plan a weekly afternoon off to enjoy the wonderful environment of the calanques and Marseille. Picnic meals can be supplied by the restaurant. Note that this remains flexible and is by decision of the organizing team.
CIRM extended its academic and hotel / restaurant facilities in 2019 and encourages organizers to not limit their group but look for additional financial support. Note also that various large and medium - or small-sized events can be hosted each week at CIRM therefore accommodation is distributed between all events. You may have to share the centre with other groups.
A bit more information
If you would like to find out what happened in previous years, just click on the button below.
GUIDELINES FOR PLACING A PROPOSAL
NB: Evaluation of the proposals is carried out by the international Scientific Committee at CIRM, which has 20 members (10 men / 10 women) half of them from foreign-based institutions.
Unless specified otherwise, please note that all sections should be completed in English
This is what we will ask you for:
Click on the board below to place your ONLINE PROPOSAL
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