Annalisa Buffa elected to French Academy of Sciences

Annalisa Buffa. Credit : Wikimedia

Annalisa Buffa. Credit : Wikimedia

EPFL mathematician Annalisa Buffa has been elected to Foreign Associate of the prestigious French Academy of Sciences.

The French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

The Academy is “an assembly of scientists, chosen among the most distinguished French and foreign specialists” and aims “to provide policy makers with a framework of expertise, counsel and alert and more broadly to enlighten the debates and choices of our society.”

The Academy supports research, is committed to science education, and promotes scientific life at the international level. It also includes up to 150 foreign associates, who contribute to its international reputation.

Following its open 2021 elections, the Academy of Sciences has now elected sixteen new foreign associates. Among them is Professor Annalisa Buffa at EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences. Professor Buffa holds the Chair of Numerical Modelling and Simulation at EPFL’s Institute of Mathematics, where she directs a research group focusing on the design and analysis of numerical algorithms for partial differential equations.

The reception ceremony for the newly elected members will take place on 14 June 2022, at the Institut de France.

Official announcement from the Académie des Sciences (French, PDF)