TOUR DE FAURE - FRANCE
Located on the banks of the river Lot, inside the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park, on route D662, is the small village Tour de Faure.
It was first known as Montagnac and is near the medieval village Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. From 1440 the name of 'La Tour de Faure' (The Tower of Faure) was used.
The village comprise about 140 homes with a population of around 400.
Region: Midi-Pyrénées. Department: Lot. Major town in Department: Cahors (33km to west).
Postal Code:46330 Lat: 44.46878 Long: 1.69007 Alt: 140m. Distance from Paris: 490km.
FAURE ISLANDS - ANTARCTICA
Faure Islands (68°6'S 68°50'W) is a group of rocky islands and reefs, 3 mi in extent, lying 21 mi SW of Cape Alexandra, the SE end of Adelaide Island, in Marguerite Bay off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1908-10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who named them for Maurice Faure (1850 - 1919), French scholar and statesman.
The group consist of Dismal Island, Lurker Rock and Pipkin Rock. Dismal Island, 2 km long and 60 metres high, is the largest of the Faure Islands and mainly ice covered. The islands were visited and surveyed in 1949 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, who then named Dismal island for its appearance of extreme desolation and lifelessness.
You will also find the Faure Passage to the south-west, a safe, deep passage between Faure Islands and the Kirkwood Islands.
FAURE ISLAND - AUSTRALIA
Faure Island, in World Heritage listed Shark Bay off the west coast of Australia, is owned and managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). AWC has transformed the 5,300 hectare island by removing feral cats and goats, reducing stock numbers, and reintroducing five nationally threatened mammal species: Burrowing bettongs, Shark Bay mice, Banded-hare wallabies and Western barred bandicoots.
The island was named by French explorer Nicolas Baudin in 1801, in honour of the geographer, Pierre Faure, aboard his ship Le Naturaliste.
Pastoral leases over the island were granted in 1873. In 1999 the lease was sold to the AWC, which removed more than 3400 sheep.
The landscape consists mostly of red and white sandy plains and dunes, with claypans in low-lying areas. The highest point is 26m above sea level.
ALFRED FAURE WEATHER STATION - POSSESSION ISLAND
Alfred Faure Station above the site of Port Alfred is a permanent French scientific station on Possession Island of the Crozet Archipelago, about 3000km south-east of Cape Town.
It is located along on the eastern side of the island. The station is situated on a plateau 143 m ASL. Depending on the season, there are between 15-60 personnel working at the station. Their scientific work includes meteorological, seismic, biological and geological research.
The research station was first established during the austral summer of 1963-64. It replaced a temporary scientific station that was built in 1961. The new station was named after Alfred Faure who was the site's leader in the early 1960s.
FAURE QUASI-RANDOM SEQUENCES
Since the beginning of the computer age, Monte Carlo methods have been used to evaluate integrals, solve integral equations, and simulate physical processes. These methods use a sequence of points, usually a deterministic pseudo-random approximation to a randomly chosen sequence, to sample the values of the integrand function or the possible steps in a process.
Over the years a number of techniques, like the Faure Quasi-random sequences, have been developed to improve the accuracy of these methods.
(source: WJ MOROKOFF, Mathematics Department, University of California Los Angeles)
Developed by one Henri Faure, mathematician at the Institut de Mathématiques de Luminy, Marseille, who published his work in 1982 and it is still used today.