Comité National Français des Mathématiciens

Statement about war in Ukraine and ICM 2022

The French National Committee for Mathematics (CNFM) is deeply concerned about the war in Ukraine, which is incompatible with the holding of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Saint Petersburg in July 2022.

CNFM has decided to suspend its travel grant program to the ICM 2022. CNFM encourages IMU to postpone the General Assembly and the ICM 2022.

Who are we?

In 1952, when the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has been recreated, France was one if its first members. In accordance with the IMU directives, a national comity, the CNFM (Comité National Français des Mathématiques), has been created.

The Comité National Français des Mathématiques is an association which is ruled by a law from 1901, it has at most 27 members.

Currently, 18 of its members are appointed for 4 years by the Académie des Sciences (4 delegates), INSMI (4 delegates), the Société Mathématique de France (4 delegates), the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (4 delegates), the Société Française de Statistique (1 delegate) and Inria (1 delegate); 7 other members have been coopted.

As a national comity of the IMU, the CNFM has among other things the following statutory tasks:

Besides these tasks, CNFM sponsors, with support of the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, the participation of mathematicians from France to the lCM every four years and, if possible, to the ICIAM congress (for applied and industrial mathematics) and to the ICMI congress (for mathematical instruction, the French branch of ICMI being CFEM).

Composition (as of January 2021):

Members appointed by the Académie: Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, Jean-Michel Coron, Maxim Kontsevich, Jean-François Le Gall (Vice-Président).

Members appointed by the INSMI: Pierre Calka, Anne-Laure Dalibard, Lucy Moser-Jauslin, Joël Rivat.

Members appointed by the SMF: Anna Cadoret, Indira Chatterji, Marc Peigné, Bertrand Rémy (Président).

Members appointed by the SMAI: Pauline Lafitte, Yvon Maday, Sylvie Méléard, Kilian Raschel.

Member appointed by the SFdS: Pascal Massart.

Member appointed by Inria: Marie Doumic. 

Coopted members: Viviane Durand-Guerrier, Charles Francès (Secrétaire), Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau, Étienne Ghys, Edwige Godlewski, Fabrice Planchon, Denis Talay.