FoCM 2023

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

12-21 June 2023
Paris - France

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About The Event

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

The conference in Paris will be the ninth conference of the FoCM society, following the meeting that gave birth to the idea of FoCM in Park City (1995), and 8 very successful meetings in Rio de Janeiro (1997), Oxford (1999), Minneapolis (2002), Santander (2005), Hong Kong (2008), Budapest (2011), Montevideo (2014) and Barcelona (2017).

The conference in Vancouver planned for 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each of the previous conferences had several hundred participants from all branches of mathematics that impinge on computation in the broadest sense.

FoCM conferences are usually organized as follows: mornings are devoted to plenary talks and afternoons to the workshops, which are run in parallel. The conference is divided in three periods of three days, and each workshop is held during one of these periods. The spirit of FoCM is that participants are encouraged to come to the whole duration of the conference, and attend talks in different workshops. Poster sessions are also organized by each workshop.

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The conference is an "in person" event (not online or hybrid).

Latest News

Jun, 2023

Some photographs of the conference are available here, some other will be uploaded in the near future.

Jun, 2023

The 2023 Vasil A. Popov prize is awarded to Matthew Colbrook, University of Cambridge.

Jun, 2023

The fifth Stephen Smale prize is awarded to Shayan Oveis Gharan, University of Washington.


Multiresolution and Adaptivity in Numerical PDEs
Computational Number Theory
Graph Theory and Combinatorics
Computational Geometry and Topology
Geometric Integration and Computational Mechanics
Foundations of Data Assimilation and Inverse Problems
Stochastic Computation

Computational Dynamics
Continuous Optimization
Real-Number Complexity
Foundations of Data Science and Machine Learning
Random Matrices
Computational Algebraic Geometry
Computational Harmonic Analysis and Data Science

Numerical Linear Algebra
Approximation Theory
Computational Optimal Transport
Foundations of Numerical PDEs
Information-Based Complexity
Symbolic Analysis
Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials

Scientific Program Committees

The Scientific Program Committee is responsible for developing the scientific programming for the FoCM 2023.

Plenary speakers committee

  • Markus Bachmayr (ex-officio)

  • Carlos Beltran

  • Albert Cohen (ex-officio)

  • Herbert Edelsbrunner

  • Evelyne Hubert

  • Arieh Iserles

  • Nilima Nigam

  • Marta Sanz-Sole

  • Carola Bibiane Schönlieb

Workshops committee

  • Ben Adcock

  • Markus Bachmayr (ex-officio)

  • Annalisa Buffa

  • Peter Bürgisser

  • Albert Cohen (ex-officio)

  • Alan Edelman

  • Martin Sombra

  • Agnes Szanto

Local Organizing Committee

  • Claire Boyer
  • Albert Cohen
  • Daphné Giorgi
  • Laura Grigori
  • Barbara Gris
  • Julien Guillod
  • Pierre-Vincent Koseleff
  • Santiago Laplagne