The International Research Laboratory LYSM in mathematics was created in Rome

Institutional Lab life

The CNRS and the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica signed on December 10, 2021 the agreement for the creation of the International Research Laboratory LYSM, Laboratoire Ypatia des Sciences Mathématiques.


The International Research Laboratory LYSM is the transformation of the International Associated Laboratory (LIA) LYSM into IRL. Created in 2017, LYSM's mission is to facilitate exchanges and collaborations between the Italian and French mathematical communities, and to increase their visibility through:

  • the assignment and missions of French researchers in Italy and a symmetrical program of missions from Italy to France;
  • the organization of scientific conferences;
  • Facilitating the establishment of co-supervision theses between France and Italy through the possibility of financing missions of doctoral students.

The LYSM will rely on a consortium of laboratories established in about thirty French and Italian universities.

The name of the laboratory pays homage to Hypatia of Alexandria, a Greek philosopher, astronomer and mathematician (end of the 4th century - beginning of the 5th century), the first renowned female mathematician.

[Logo LYSM : création Pascale Chau-Huu]

Signing of the LYSM IRL on December 10, 2021 between Alain Schuhl, deputy director general for science at CNRS (left) and Giorgio Patrizio, president of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (right) © Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, CNRS.