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Azat Miftakhov’s letter accepting the invitation of the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard at Orsay

The Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH) and the Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Orsay (LMO) announced on February 23, 2021 that Azat Miftakhov is a Laureate of their incoming international mobility program called “junior scientific visibility” which aims to fund a period of research studies of a young talented international PhD students under the direction of a mathematician belonging to a FMJH-affiliated laboratory.


We are pleased to publish Azat Mifatakhov’s response letter that passed the censorship of the prison system and arrived on May 13, 2021:

Dear Pascal Massart and Frederic Rousset,
It gave me great joy to receive your   invitation to study within the framework offered by  your foundation and your laboratory. Unfortunately, I am currently imprisoned for my political beliefs. When I would be released is hard to tell. Most likely, this would not happen in 2021, and, consequently,  I would not be able to attend the course you were so very kind to propose, as  I deeply regret, since  your offer is of great interest to me. Your letter is very important for me. It is a pleasure to feel the support of your foundation and your laboratory and thus realize that I have not been forgotten. I was profoundly moved by your concern. I do  hope to be able to communicate with you in a different setting soon. There still remains a chance it could happen this year, and then I would be able to take full advantage of your offer. In any event, I do not lose hope.
With profound respect,
Azat Miftakhov.

Azat Miftakhov was named an honorary student of Paris-Saclay University on March 4, 2021.

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