Mathematical research has a long-established history in France -- dating back to Pascal and Descartes. France has always been a fertile ground for mathematics. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech proudly fits into this tradition, with alumni such as Augustin Cauchy (from "Cauchy sequences") and Navier (from "Navier Stokes equations"). Mathematics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech is definitively oriented towards "French applied mathematics", with a delicate balance in each course between fundamental aspects and applications of the theory.
For instance, the lectures on "Analysis and scientific computing" go all the way down from distribution theory (invented in the 50's by Laurent Schwartz) to Galerkin methods to discretize elliptic partial differential equations; in the lectures on probability theory, students learn all fundamental convergence results such as the Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit theorem, but they also learn to actually generate random numbers and perform Monte Carlo simulations. Hands-on sessions in python complement exercice sessions where subtle points of the theory are illustrated with typical examples.
Professors in the mathematics department at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech are all researchers at CERMICS, the applied mathematics center of Ecole des Ponts. The originality of this center resides in its capacity to build bridges between deterministic and stochastic approaches and to develop both theoretical and numerical methods.
• For Senior Bachelor students
• Fully taught in English (B1 level required), no prior knowledge of French required
• Credit transfer mobility
• Tuition fees: 500€ / tuition waiver for Ecole des Ponts partner universities (Erasmus +)
• Accommodation on campus (East of Paris) or in Paris Center
• Campus facilities
• Bespoke academic supervision and small class teaching
• Full Ecole des Ponts student experience
• Support for administrative procedures (bank, social security, etc.).
30 ECTS (scientific courses, project, languages, sports) among:
• Mathematical tools for engineer (1 ECTS)
• Analysis and scientific computing (3,5 ECTS)
• Optimization (2,5 ECTS)
• Probability (2,5 ECTS)
• Introduction to programming (3,5 ECTS)
• Statistical physics (2 ECTS),
• Operational research and optimization (3 ECTS)
• Statistics & data analytics (2 ECTS)
• Language (French)
• Project (10 ECTS) within CERMICS lab
- Next fall semester session: beginning September 2020 to end January 2021.
- Application dead-line: March 31st 2020
Prof Gabriel Stoltz (+33 1 64 15 35 20 )