A delegation from the CNRS and INSMI of France visited the center to strengthen institutional and scientific relations.
On March 10, the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the University of Chile was visited by a delegation from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), headed by Christophe Besse, director of the National Institute of Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) of the CNRS, and Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, deputy scientific director and director of international relations of the same institute.
On the occasion, they were received by the CMM director, Héctor Ramírez, and a group of researchers from the Center. The meeting allowed the INSMI representatives to learn more directly about the work carried out at the CMM in applied areas —such as digital health, digital mining, education, climate and biodiversity, resource management and data science— and fundamental areas, in the training of professionals and researchers, the articulation of the CMM network, as well as to tour its facilities and working groups.
During the visit, Prof. Salomé Martinez, Director of Transfer and Innovation, organized a meeting with the CMM Education Laboratory (CMM Edu) of which she is also Director, in order to present in more depth the achievements and challenges of this important area of CMM.
As part of the CNRS, CMM has a direct affiliation with INSMI as International Research Laboratory IRL2807.
The International Research Laboratories are joint units whose legal framework is the same as that of the Joint Research Units (UMR) in France. They are managed under the joint supervision of the CNRS and one or more foreign organizations of the country in which they are located. It is within the framework of these IRLs that INSMI maintains links with the major international mathematical schools, and the CMM was historically the first of these units.
The partnership with the INSMI of the CNRS has enhanced the mathematics developed at the CMM and its interactions with other sciences, education and industry in a fundamental way for more than two decades. Today, it is a reference node of the CNRS in Latin America, with the regular participation of French researchers and students in its research projects.
The mission of the National Institute of Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI – Institut national des sciences mathématiques et de leurs interactions) is to promote excellence in mathematics in France by leading and coordinating a network of research units, structures of national interest and international laboratories.
— CMM Communications