Marie-Françoise Roy

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Marie-Françoise Roy
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Marie-Francoise Roy 2009 in Oberwolfach
Born 1950 (age 66–67)
Nationality French
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
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.[1]

Marie-Françoise Roy got her education at École Normale Supérieurede jeunes filles and was an assistant professor at Université Paris Nord during 1973.[2] She received her PhD at Université Paris Nord in 1980, supervised by Jean Benabou.[3] 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.

Roy works in real algebraic geometry in particular real spectra and, most recently, in complexity of algorithms in real algebraic geometry and also the applications.[4]

Roy was president of Société Mathématique de France from 2004 to 2007.[5]

In 1986, Roy was one of the founders[6] of European Women in Mathematics, EWM, and is the convenor (president) of EWM 2009-2013.[7] 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.[8] 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.

Selected publications[edit]

  • 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


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