## Research at the interfaces

The Insmi supports research **into new mathematics at the frontiers of related sciences** such as biology, physics, medicine, ecology, computer science and engineering.

This research at the interfaces is developed not only with the various CNRS institutes, but also in close partnership with major institutions such as **the Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (****Inria)****,** **the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (****Inserm****)** and **the Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (****Inrae****)**.

Interdisciplinary interaction at the Insmi can take several forms: cross-support and cross-tendering between institutes or within the **Mission for Transversal and Interdisciplinary Initiatives (****MITI****)**; collaborative programmes with other institutes; cross-assignments of researchers, etc.

### The Mathematics in Interaction research programme (PEPR Maths-Vives)

Today's major issues, such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the management of epidemics, call for conceptual advances in which mathematics has an important role to play. Mathematics can help to meet the scientific challenges of the ^{21st} century by providing theoretical insights and numerical methods through the modelling, analysis and simulation of complex phenomena.

The Mathematics in Interaction research programme (PEPR Maths-Vives) aims to bring mathematics into dialogue with other disciplines in order to innovate for life, the environment and society.

Find out more about Maths-Vives

**The Institut des Mathématiques pour la Planète Terre**

The iMPT is a scientific interest group (GIS) initiated by the Insmi and the Mathématiques Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes research federation. It promotes and structures interactions between mathematics and the other sciences, focusing on issues related to planet Earth and the interdependence of mankind and its ecosystem. To meet the major challenges of mathematics for planet Earth, the iMPT structures its activities around 3 priorities

- Living Earth
- Solid fluid Earth
- Human Earth

Find out more on the iMPT website

### The Mission for cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary initiatives

The main objectives of the Mission for Interdisciplinary and Cross-disciplinary Initiatives (MITI) are to support interdisciplinary research programmes and cross-disciplinary initiatives within the CNRS, to organise forward-looking symposia and to coordinate cross-disciplinary business and technology networks.

Find out more on the MIT website