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CNRS Research Networks

The Research Networks in mathematics which are funded by the CNRS do not have significant resources at their disposal.

Their aim is to encourage meetings between mathematicians and possibly specialists from other fields, who are interested by a theme under development, in order to increase contacts between members of these communities as well as to facilitate the integration of young people, Ph.D. students or young Ph.D. holders.

There are currently three GDRE in mathematics : GRIFGA, GREFI-MEFI and a GDRE in the field of Representation Theory.

An Italian-French GDRE in Algebraic Geometry (GRIFGA)

The European Research Network called the “Italian-French GDRE in Algebraic Geometry” was established by way of an agreement between the French CNRS and the Italian INdAM.

It is managed by Lucia Caporaso (Roma Tre) for the Italian part and by Olivier Debarre (Ecole Normale Supérieure) for the French part.

The starting point of its research, focused on algebraic geometry and complex geometry, are the two European schools, French and Italian, both very active in this field. The aim of this project is to significantly strengthen and promote the personal ties or the existing cooperation between the researchers from the two countries. Its long term goal is to provide a common space for training of Ph.D. students and researchers through participation in joint events but also through financial support of short, medium and (possibly) long term visits.

Beyond the scientific goals, the main objective is to promote mobility among young Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, academics and all other researchers, between France and Italy.

What is at stake in terms of the mobility and the training of young people, is a mixture of cultures and the integration of young Italians within French teams and vice versa.

The resources employed in order to achieve these aims are destined to support two sorts of actions :

1/ The organization of thematic schools and conferences The principle is that any project of one of the two teams is open to the other while travelling expenses of junior are given in priority over other expenses.

2/ Research visits abroad Visits for young people and which last around one month are prioritized. The idea is to focus on contexts where cooperation or common themes already exist, so that guests can most immediately benefit from them on the scientific level and as a result lay the foundations for future visits. Then, one might consider longer stays from one to three months which would still be financed by the GDRE. There are also plans to fund short visits for seminars of more senior researchers.

GDRE GRIFGA website

The French-Italian GDRE on Mathematics and Physics (GDR 2876)

The GDRE GREFI-MEFI is a French-Italian European Research Network. It was founded in 2005 by the CNRS and the INdAM. It is composed of 48 French and 32 Italian laboratories.
- The GREFI-MEFI coordinator is Pierre Picco (Pierre.Picco cpt.univ-mrs.fr)
- The vice-coordinator for France is Sandro Vaienti (vaienti cpt.univ-mrs.fr)
- The vice-coordinator for Italy is Carlangelo Liverani (liverani mat.uniroma2.it)

Its mission is to facilitate scientific exchanges between France and Italy in the following fields :
- Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
- The theory of probability
- Particle systems
- Dynamical systems

It is funded by the CNRS, the INdAM and the Italian embassy in Paris.

GDRE website

French-British European Research Network in Representation Theory

Persons in charge : Bernard Leclerc (University of Caen) and Meinolf Geck (University of Aberdeen). Partners : EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

The GDRE was founded in 2008. Its aim is to federate the numerous researchers in France and in the United Kingdom, who work on representation theory of groups and algebras (around a hundred on each side of the channel).

The GDRE supports, both in France and United Kingdom (ce n’est pas la même chose..), scientific events related to these topics, as well as helps Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers, should they be willing to make research stays on the other side of the channel.

Website of the British network "Representation theory across the channel".

GDRE website