The Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT) gathers the mathematics community of the Toulouse area. It is composed of six main teams:
- Dynamics and Complex Geometry
- Partial Differential Equations
- Geometry, Topology, Algebra
- Statistics and Optimization
It brings together around 240 tenured researchers and lecturer-researchers whose research interests cover a very broad spectrum of mathematics, ranging from theoretical aspects to applications. It is host to long and short-term foreign visitors from all over the world, and all mathematical backgrounds.
IMT publishes the « Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse (Mathématiques) », one of France’s oldest scientific journals, and awards the world-renowned « Fermat Prize for mathematical research » every two years.
IMT benefits from the support of two national program: the LabEx CIMI and the EUR MINT.
CIMI – Centre International de Mathématiques et Informatique de Toulouse
CIMI stands for « Centre International de Mathématiques et Informatique de Toulouse ». It is one of the Excellence Laboratory chosen by the ANR as part of the national programme of « Investments for the Future ».
CIMI brings together the teams of the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse as well as the teams of the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) and five teams of the Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’architecture des systèmes (LAAS). CIMI gathers more than 450 researchers, involves world renowned research teams, and offers a dynamic scientific environment and attractive educational program. It is establishing itself as a leading international center in mathematics, computer science, and their interactions. This original combination within a single structure goes beyond the current conventional collaborations and creates a real synergy suitable for achieving global excellence in research and in exploring innovative research areas, and has already led to the creation of common research project teams between the institutes.
The means provided by the LabEx program allow CIMI to be an international reference center, attracting high-level scientists, PhD students and Post-Docs. CIMI also coordinates important educational projects to attract the very best students at the Master level. Last but not least, an important CIMI goal is to enhance further the relationships between the mathematics and computer science community with the social, economic and industrial world, through its collaboration with Toulouse Tech Transfer to develop further cooperation with the aeronautical community in different areas such as machine learning or optimization.
CIMI is a unique place for research in mathematics and computer science attracting high-level scientists and students. The program includes actions towards attractiveness, enabling a proactive strategy of high-level recruitments of confirmed and junior scientists and of outstanding students (from France and abroad). These include:
- Excellence chairs for long-term visitors and visiting chairs supported by partners from the industry on specific projects;
- An educational program including Doctoral and Post-Doctoral positions, as well as supports for Master students;
- Thematic trimesters organized within CIMI on specific topics including courses, seminars and workshops;
- Selection of research projects (two years).
Since 2020, l’Institut de Mathématique de Toulouse also benefits from the support of the EUR Mint (University Research School in Mathematics and its Applications). This program is intended for students wishing to devote themselves to research in mathematics. It offers on the one hand scholarships for Masters and PhD positions and organises Master classes and on the other hand it provides mobility support for students.