Marie-Francoise Roy 2009 in Oberwolfach
|Born||1950 (age 66–67)
|Institutions||University of Rennes 1|
|Doctoral advisor||Jean Benabou|
Marie-Françoise Roy (born 28 April 1950 in Paris) is a French mathematician noted for her work in real algebraic geometry. She has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rennes 1 since 1985 and in 2009 was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour.
Marie-Françoise Roy got her education at École Normale Supérieurede jeunes filles and was an assistant professor at Université Paris Nord during 1973. She received her PhD at Université Paris Nord in 1980, supervised by Jean Benabou. From 1981 she spent two years at Abdou Moumouni University in Niger. In 1985 she became a professor at University of Rennes 1 in Rennes, France.
In 1986, Roy was one of the founders of European Women in Mathematics, EWM, and is the convenor (president) of EWM 2009-2013. In 1987 she co-founded the French organization for women in mathematics, Femmes et Mathématiques, and became the organization's first president.
Roy is scientific officer for Sub-Saharan Africa in Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées,CIMPA. Roy is president of Association d'Echanges Culturels Cesson Dankassari (Tarbiyya-Tatali) an organization working for joint activities in a commune Dan-Cassari in Niger and the French commune Cesson-Sévigné.
- with S. Basu, R. Pollack: Algorithms in real algebraic geometry. Springer 2003.pdf-file freely available for authors homepage
- with J. Bochnak, M. Coste: Real algebraic geometry. 2.Edition, Springer, Ergebnisse der Mathematik Bd. 36, 1998 (first in French 1. Edition 1987).
- Three Problems in real algebraic geometry and their descendants. In: Engquist, Schmid: Mathematics unlimited- 2001 and beyond. Springer Verlag 2000, S. 991 (Hilberts 17th Problem, Algorithms, Topology of real algebraic varieties).
- Géométrie algébrique réelle. In: Jean-Paul Pier (Hrsg.): Development of Mathematics 1950-2000. Birkhäuser 2000.
- Introduction a la geometrie algebrique reelle, Cahiers Sem. Hist. Math., 1991, Online
- Journal officiel de la République française (1 January 2009). "Décret du 31 décembre 2008 portant promotion et nomination", p. 15.
- Women in Mathematics...Why not You? Exhibition in 16 portraits. p.20
- Marie-Françoise Roy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Interview in la revue de l'espace de sciences (in French)
- Past presidents of Société Mathématique de France (in French)
- Newsletter of the AWM, October 1986 p.1
- EWM, Portrait of Marie-Francoise Roy
- CIMPA website