Three Mathematicians Honored with the 2023 L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talents France Prize


The 2023 laureates of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Young Talents France For Women in Science program were announced on Tuesday, October 10. Highlighted among them are three female mathematicians: Mingmin Zhang, Alesia Herasimenka, and Margaux Zaffran.

The Jeunes Talents France L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program aims to promote and support the involvement of young women in scientific research. It identifies and rewards talented young female researchers in life and environmental sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science and information sciences, as well as engineering and technology.

This year, the three awardees are distinguished mathematicians:

Mingmin Zhang

A postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Mathematics in Toulouse (CNRS/INSA Toulouse/University of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier), she is recognized for her work on "Better Understanding Propagation Phenomena."

I aim to share my passion and knowledge to inspire young female students to continue their scientific studies and chase their dreams.
Clémence Losfeld

Alesia Herasimenka

A doctoral candidate at the Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné Laboratory (CNRS/University of Côte d'Azur), she is honored for her work on "Developing the Next Generation of Satellites."

This profession allows us to dream and sometimes turn absolutely wild ideas into reality.
Clémence Losfeld

Margaux Zaffran

A doctoral student at EDF R&D, affiliated with the Centre for Applied Mathematics (CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique/Inria), she is acknowledged for her research on "Quantifying Uncertainty to Optimize Electrical Production, Medical Diagnostics, or Climate Modeling."

The number of young women encountering barriers, whether unconscious or not, among those aspiring to delve deeper into the realm of science is significant.
Clémence Losfeld