Atos – Joseph Fourier Prize 2018

The international prize rewarding scientific excellence in High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

Atos – Joseph Fourier Prize 2018

The international prize rewarding scientific excellence in High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum computing

Competition in France – Registrations are now open

Scientists, academics and researchers can now – individually and in team – register their projects in one of the following categories: High-Performance Computing,  Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence .

The competition is running from March 21st to June 8th, 2018.

The winners in each category will receive €10,000 to assist them in their research. Additionally, 200,000 computing hours will be awarded by GENCI.

For more information, read the press release.

Main milestones for the competition in France



GENCI is Atos – Joseph Fourier prize partner in France. Since its creation in 2007 by the French Public authorities, GENCI’s role is to implement the national strategy for equiping in HPC resources the three national computing centres and making the systems available for French researchers; to support the creation of an integrated European high performance computing ecosystem; to work to promote numerical simulation and high performance computing within the academic and industrial communities.

About the competition

The Atos – Joseph Fourier Prize is an annual competition for scientists across the globe, applying individually or in teams to their local competitions.

The Atos – Joseph Fourier Prize aims at rewarding the work of researchers, academics and industrial scientists in three strategic areas: High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing.

In order to stay at the forefront of innovation and remain competitive, public organizations and enterprises will have to understand how to effectively harness these emerging technologies.
Through this competition, Atos is supporting innovation in Quantum, computer simulation and analysis that will lead to tangible industrial applications within our lifetime.

The Atos – Joseph Fourier Prize was first launched in France in 2009 by Bull, now being part of Atos, and by GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif).

The prize pays tribute to mathematician Joseph Fourier whose work in the 18th century largely contributed to the mathematical modelization of physical phenomena.

More about Joseph Fourier

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (21 March 1768 – 16 May 1830) was a French mathematician and physicist and best known for initiating the investigation into Fourier series and their application to problems of heat transfer and vibrations. The Fourier transform and Fourier’s law are also named in his honor. Fourier is also generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect.

Fourier accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte on his Egyptian expedition in 1798, as scientific adviser, and was appointed secretary of the Institut d’Égypte. He contributed several mathematical papers to the Egyptian Institute which Napoleon founded at Cairo.

In 1801, Napoleon appointed Fourier Governor of the Department of Isère in Grenoble, where he oversaw road construction and other projects. However, Fourier had previously returned home from the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt to resume his academic post as professor at the École Polytechnique.

It was while at Grenoble that he began to experiment on the propagation of heat. He presented his paper On the Propagation of Heat in Solid Bodies to the Paris Institute on December 21, 1807.

In 1822, Fourier was elected Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences. In 1830, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble is named after him.


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