The first Joint Meeting Brazil – France in Mathematics will take place in July 15 to 19, 2019.

Regular collaboration between Brazilian and French mathematicians picked up in the late 1970’s and the 1980’s, when several of the brightest young French mathematicians replaced their regular military service in France with research visits to Brazilian research institutions, especially IMPA, as “coopérants”. Even before that, in the 1950’s, such leading figures as André Weil and Laurent Schwartz had spent long periods visiting the University of São Paulo.

Bilateral cooperation has grown substantially over the years, so much so that it is fair to say that each of the countries is now a major scientific partner to the other in the field of Mathematics. The Fields Medal awarded in 2014 to Artur Avila, who holds a dual appointment at IMPA and at the University of Paris, is a great token of this partnership.

The first Brazil-France Joint Meeting in Mathematics aims to showcase the results of this collaboration and bring together mathematicians from the two countries, especially young researchers, thus helping to consolidate and renew the links established over the years. It will be held at IMPA, in Rio de Janeiro, under the aegis of IMPA and the mathematical societies of Brazil (SBM and SBMAC) and France (SMF and SMAI).


Scientific Committee

  • Yves Achdou (U Paris-Jussieu)
  • Viviane Baladi (U Paris-Jussieu)
  • Vincent Beffara (ENS Lyon)
  • Jean Bertoin (U Zürich)
  • Eduardo Cursi (U de Rouen)
  • Edson Luiz Cataldo Ferreira (U Federal Fluminense)
  • Wyacheslav Futorny (U de São Paulo)
  • Patrick Joly (INRIA)
  • Dominique Picard (Paris-Diderot)
  • Harold Rosenberg (IMPA) – Chair
Rubens Sampaio (PUC-Rio)
  • Márcio Soares (U Federal de Minas Gerais)


Local Organizing Committee

Maria José Pacifico (U. Federal do Rio de Janeiro) – Chair
Gabriel Calsamiglia (U. Federal Fluminense)
Lorenzo J. Díaz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)
Ademir Pazoto (U. Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
José Espinar (IMPA)