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    Maryam Mirzakhani Junior Prize

    Maryam Mirzakhani Junior Prize: What is it about?

    For its third edition, this prize will reward three very junior students (last year of Bachelor or first year of Master) for a first research work or bibliographical study in mathematics. A prize of 1000 € will be awarded to a student in her last year of licence. Two other prizes of 1000 € will also be awarded to first year master students, one for a work in fundamental mathematics and the other for a work in applied mathematics.


    Why this award?

    The motivation for creating such a prize is quite simple to imagine. In France, more than anywhere else in the world, although many young women have brilliant results in mathematics in high school, they abandon this discipline at the level of higher education, a trend that is confirmed as the level of study increases.  

    With this initiative the FMJH wants to create a symbol that helps young women to consider a future in mathematics research as possible. And what more beautiful feminine image can we project to inspire young minds than that of Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant mathematical star?



    Any student registered at the University of Paris-Saclay or at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris in the third year of a Licence or in Master's degree (or equivalent), provided that she can produce a written document such as a thesis or a study and research work carried out in 2022-2023 or 2021-2022 in the field of mathematics (in the broadest sense of the term, including interface work requiring the use of implementation, numerical simulation or data processing).



    The application includes a form to identify the candidate and verify her eligibility (last name, first name, institution of registration and course of study), a document in pdf format corresponding to a dissertation completed in 2022-2023 or in 2021-2022, name and contact information of the dissertation supervisor. When this work has been done by several people, the complete dissertation must be provided and the main contributions of the candidate must be detailed in a short paragraph.

    The application can be submitted by 25 June 2023 at the latest:
    • either by the candidate herself via the online application form. An automatic e-mail will be sent to the supervisor so that he/she can submit an opinion (please allow sufficient time for the supervisor to provide it before the deadline),
    • or by the supervisor of her dissertation by sending an email to contact@fondation-hadamard.fr with her name, first name, written document file and her opinion.


    A jury appointed by the director of the FMJH, made up of confirmed mathematicians covering the whole spectrum of mathematics, will decide in a sovereign way on the list of prize-winners which will be made public during a prize-giving ceremony which will take place during the opening days of the master's degree in "mathematics and applications" co-accredited by the University of Paris-Saclay and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris in September 2023. Each prizewinner will also be offered to be sponsored by a mathematician who will act as a mentor to her during her studies, as is the case in the "mathematics and applications" master's program.




    Call for application Maryam Mirzakhani Junior Prize 2023



    To apply


    Deadline: 25 June 2023 at 23:59.

    Supervisors must submit their notice before this date. Please take this into account when submitting your application so that they have sufficient time to upload it. Any notice submitted in the online form after this date will not be taken into account.


    Mirzakhani Prize Winners 2022

    Alizée Geffroy (Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay)

    for her work of M1 entitled

    « Inférence bayésienne pour la phylolinguistique »

    Audrey Antoine ( (Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay)

    for her work of L3 entitled

    « Le polynôme de Jones pour les nœuds »

    Angélique Campaniello  (Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay)

    for her work of L3 entitled

    « Application des techniques de factorisation de tenseurs aux calculs ab initio de structure nucléaire »


    Margaux Liechty (Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay)

    for her work of L3 entitled

    « Catégories de partitions »


    You can watch some excerpts from this award ceremony in the video of the 2022 Master Starter.

    Presentations of the laureates

    Recipients 2021-2022


    Recipients 2022 Recipients 2021