Maria J. Esteban

Maria J. Esteban is a senior researcher at CNRS and works at the University Paris-Dauphine. Her research area includes nonlinear partial differential equations, especially variational methods. Her term as President of ICIAM ended October 1, 2019.

The Extraordinary General Assembly of the International Science Council

The aim of this extraordinary GA was to vote on some modifications of the statutes of the ISC as well as the election of the members of the 2021 Elections Committee.


About the International Science Council in 2020 - 2021

The International Science Council (ISC) was created in 2018 as the result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). It is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils.

CIMPA’s international activities in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA), founded in France in 1978, is a nonprofit organization that promotes research in Mathematics in developing countries. Located in Nice, it is a UNESCO Category 2 organization. It benefits from the financial support of France, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.

A New International Mathematical Conference Center in Sochi (Russia): Call for Proposals for 2021

The Sirius Mathematics Center has opened in Sochi, Russia.

ICIAM Webpage: Mathematics of COVID-19

 ICIAM has created a page that collects these activities and projects from all over the world to provide a global view of the contributions of mathematics to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Creation of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES)

ICIAM was one of the partners of the global project 'A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It', supported by ICSU and then ISC from 2017 to 2019. To continue and enlarge the work of this project, the partners have established the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES), which ICIAM has joined.

Messages from the Gender Gap Project

The Gender Gap Project, a three-year effort conducted by eight scientific union members of the International Science Council, including ICIAM, has now concluded.

The Mathematics of COVID-19

Announcing a new ICIAM site on mathematics and COVID-19.


Maria J. Esteban shares with readers of Dianoia her impressions of the final meeting of the “Gender Gap in Science” project, which took place in the premises of the ICTP in Trieste, on 4-7 November, 2019.


Thanks to intense lobbying by the research community, the EU commission still takes notice of the importance of science.