In 1952, when the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has been recreated, France was one if its first members. In accordance with the IMU directives, a national comity, the CNFM, has been created.
The Comité National Français de Mathématiciens is an association which is ruled by a law from 1901, it has at most 26 members.
The CNFM was also in charge of the french candidacy for the organization in Paris of the International Congress of Mathematicians for the year 2022.
Currently, 19 of its members are appointed for 4 years by the Académie des Sciences (4 delegates), INSMI (4 delegates), the Société Mathématique de France (4 delegates), the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (4 delegates) and the Société Française de Statistique (1 delegate). Up to 7 others members can be coopted.
As a national comity of the IMU, the CNFM has among other things the following statutory tasks:
Besides these tasks, CNFM sponsors, with support
of the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, the
participation of mathematicians from France to the lCM every four years
and, if possible, to the ICIAM congress (for applied and industrial mathematics) and to the ICMI congress (for mathematical instruction, the French branch of ICMI being CFEM).
Composition (as of mid-November 2018):
appointed by the Académie: Jean-Michel Coron, Jean-Marc Fontaine,
Jean-François Le Gall (Vice-President), Cédric Villani.
Members appointed by the INSMI: Gaëtan Chenevier, Laurent Mazet (Treasurer), Ariane Mézard, Fabrice Planchon.
Members appointed by the SMF: Bernard Helffer, François Loeser, Marc Peigné, Bertrand Rémy (President).
Members appointed by the SMAI: Maria J. Esteban, Edwige Godlewski, Yvon Maday, Denis Talay.
Member appointed by the SFdS: Pascal Massart.
Coopted members: Michèle Artigue, Charles Francès (Secretary).