Mathematics is Everywhere

On November 26th 2019, the 40th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO proclaimed March 14th as the International Day of Mathematics. The first official celebration will be on 14th March 2020 with the theme “Mathematics is everywhere”. The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on 14th March, all…


Call for Application – Congress on Sustainable Research and Innovation SRI2020

The Sustainable Research and Innovation 2020 Congress (SRI2020), of which IRD is a partner, will be held from 14th to 17th June 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. The call for papers is now open. On this occasion, “popcorn sessions“ and “demonstration sessions“ will be organised to allow different audiences to learn and exchange on the latest…

Jean-Paul Moatti, PDG de l'IRD (à gauche), et Michel Spiro, président de l'IUPAP (à droite) ont signé un accord pour l'organisation de IYBSD 2022.

Signature of a Partnership Agreement between IRD and IUPAP

The first Memorandum of Understanding for the organization of IYBSSD 2022 was signed in Paris on Thursday 16th January 2020 by Jean-Paul Moatti, President and CEO of IRD, and Michel Spiro, President of IUPAP. This signature took place after a lunch with some French science journalists, who had confronted transport difficulties in the French capital.…

The World Science Forum panel. From left to right : Sekazi Mtingwa, Atish Dabholkar, Sanja Damjanovic, Herwig Schopper, Her Royal Highness Sumaya bint El Hassan and Michele Zema (Photo : World Science Forum)

Big Scientific Instruments for Peace and Development

How can basic sciences infrastructures contribute to sustainable development? This question was at the center of what can be seen as the first pre-event of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development. The exact title of the session organized and moderated by Michel Spiro, President of IUPAP and of IYBSSD steering committee, and…