The Netherlands took great pride in hosting the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) from 17 to 23 July 2011. IMO is the largest and oldest Olympiad for the exact sciences. Over 560 very talented young mathematicians from 101 nations visited Amsterdam to solve the hardest mathematical problems. Among them were 57 girls.

To strengthen its relations with industry and research activities in France and Europe, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) opened a W3C Office in France, hosted by INRIA. To mark the launch, the Office organized a session on Open Data at the Open World Forum on 22 September in Paris, in cooperation with INRIA and Paris City Hall.

The Visual Computing Lab at ISTI-CNR has just released MeshLab for iOS, an advanced, yet easy-to-use, 3D model viewer for iPad and iPhone, designed to display complex Cultural Heritage 3D models. This app has been developed by the same team that developed MeshLab, the leading open source mesh processing system.

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