Virginie Ehrlacher received the 2023 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize in the “Young Female Scientist” category. Created in 2001 by the French Ministry of Research, the Irène Joliot-Curie Prize is designed to promote the role of women in research and technology in France. It highlights the exemplary careers of women in science who combine excellence and dynamism. It is awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, with the support of the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Technologies. The “Young Female Scientist” prize is awarded to women who have defended their thesis within the last 10 years. It recognizes and encourages a young woman who has distinguished herself through her career and her work, making her a talented specialist in her field. See here for the 2023 prize announcement.
Virginie Ehrlacher works on the development and mathematical analysis of high-performance numerical methods for function approximation, in particular with applications in materials science. She has obtained important results on tensor methods and model reduction techniques. She is currently the leader of the ERC Starting Grant HighLEAP project on the simulation of high-dimensional particle and agent systems, making her an international reference on these subjects.