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Horizon Maths

The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris facilitates meetings between mathematicians from its laboratories and the industrial world through Horizon Maths, an annual conference on mathematical topics related to industrial issues.

Last edition

The 2024 edition of Horizon Maths took place Wednesday March 27th 2024 at IHP (11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 5e), Amphi Hermite under the coordination of Hugo Herbelin (IRIF, Inria). The theme of the conference was Mathematical proofs and software safety. Click here for more information and to watch the videos of the conference.

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The first Horizon Maths events were co-organized by the Foundation in partnership with a company (EADS in 2010, AREVA in 2011, TOTAL in 2012, GDF SUEZ in 2013, IFP Energies nouvelles in 2014, IBM France in 2015, Huawei in 2017).

In this highly industry-focused configuration, the major themes around which the presentations are structured are proposed and discussed between the Foundation and the company, who also agree on the choice of speakers from academia and industry, and share the task of soliciting them. The final program is drawn up jointly. The event is generally hosted by the co-organizing company.

Since 2018, the conference format has become more flexible. The 2018 edition, while also focusing on industrial applications, was not designed in partnership with a particular company. The 2019 and 2022 editions concerned interactions of mathematics with another scientific discipline (chemistry and astrophysics respectively) in an academic and (to a lesser extent) industrial setting.

In all cases, in addition to the lectures, ample time is given to discussions between participants, enabling them to clarify certain points, go further on the themes addressed, or initiate a more in-depth exchange that can continue after the event.

Conferences are filmed, with the agreement of each speaker and his or her company. The videos are then posted on the Foundation's website.


You are a researcher or a company, you wish to participate in the Horizon Maths or co-organize them, contact us !


Previous editions

2022 Mathematics and gravitation Organized under the leadership of Jérôme Pérez (ENSTA Paris) and Emmanuel Trélat (Sorbonne Université) Edition 2022 
2021 Mathematics and transport Organized under the leadership of Fabien Leurent (ENPC, Chaire Île-de-France Mobilités) and Bertrand Maury (ENS-PSL et Université Paris-Saclay) Edition 2021 
2020   Due to COVID 19 epidemic, 2020 Horizon Maths conference ware postponed to 2021.  
2019 Mathematics and Chemistry Organized by Yvon Maday (LJLL, Sorbonne Université), Jean-Philip Piquemal (LCT, Sorbonne Université), Laura Grigori (Inria, LJLL, Sorbonne Université), Eric Cancès (CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Inria) Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2019
2018 Artificial Intelligence Organized under the leadership of Gabriel Peyré (DMA, CNRS, ENS), Francis Bach (DI ENS) and Cordelia Schmid (Inria) Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2018
2017   Huawei Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2017
2016   Exceptionally, there was no edition of Horizon Maths in 2016, the FSMP was co-organizer with the IHP of the big conference Mathematics, digital oxygen  
2015   IBM France Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2015
2014   IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2014
2013   GDF Suez Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2013
2012   Total Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2012
2011   AREVA Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2011
2010   EADS Voir les vidéos de l'édition 2010