The Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris is a network of excellence created in 2006. Its members are large research institutions in the Paris area: the University of Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC), the University of aris-Diderot (UPD P7), the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Paris-Dauphine, the Collège de France, the INRIA, the University of Paris-Descartes and the University of Paris Nord.

The Foundation also carries out a Laboratory of Excellence, the LabEx SMP.

Bringing together close to 1200 researchers in mathematical sciences and covering a wide spectrum which includes most of the top themes in fundamental and applied mathematics, plus fundamental computer science, the Foundation is unique in its field, both by its dimension and its scientific potential.