Programming this seminar series in the form of a collection of great scientific debates – the Séminaires de la Controverse – provides us with an opportunity to discuss the current state of affairs in those areas of research which fuel the most debate and discussion within the scientific community, allowing us to better understand and get to grips with controversial topics by considering a variety of viewpoints.
These seminars serve to encourage dialogue and debate between leading specialists and decision-makers: institutional leaders, business professionals, members of scientific associations, elected representatives etc.
The first seminar in this new series took place on Friday November 29 at Télécom ParisTech, on the subject of Mathematics and reality: a compromise too far, or the future of science? The case of information technologies.
The aim of this seminar, hosted by IMT’s inter-disciplinary research groups ‘Information and Communication Physics and Technology (RT1) and ‘Fundamental Computing and Applied Mathematics’ (RT9), was to discuss the current state and potential future development of mathematical studies more closely aligned with the technological realities of information processing.