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SIAM Awards at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has given awards to distinguished applied mathematicians for their research and contributions at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting. We congratulate to all the... (Full article)

19 Jul 18

Open calls for Satellite Events and Minisymposia for 8ECM

The open calls for Minisymposia and Satellite Events for the 8th Congress of mathematics at Portorož, Slovenia, has been published. The deadlines are February 1, 2019 for Satellite Conferences, and December 1, 2019 for Minisymposia. The call can... (Full article)

16 Jul 18

Petition to Support an Increase in Budget for Horizon Europe

The proposed EU budget for Horizon Europe (the successor framework to Horizon 2020) is smaller than expected, and puts Europe behind other advanced economies on scientific investment. Please consider signing... (Full article)

10 Jul 18

EMS on Open Access - Update July 2018

To react to ongoing discussion about the open access, in particular, those taking place at the ESOF in Toulouse, the EMS wants to reiterate its position with respect to this question, see... (Full article)

10 Jul 18

Edelsbrunner receives Wittgenstein Award

Prof. Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, has received the Wittgenstein Award, the most prestigious award for science and research in Austria.

6 Jul 18

Mateusz Kwaśnicki awarded 2018 EMS Gordin Prize

Mateusz Kwaśnicki, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, has received the 2018 EMS Gordin Prize, for his outstanding contributions to the spectral analysis of Lévy... (Full article)

5 Jul 18

EMS e-News 27, June 2018



- The Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee met 23-25 March in Rome, on the kind invitation of the Italian Mathematical Union. The extensive discussion included the committees for the 2020... (Full article)

18 Jun 18 e-News

Kashiwara awarded 2018 Kyoto Prize in Mathematics

Prof. Masaki Kashiwara, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in the field of Basic Sciences - Mathematical Sciences, for "outstanding contributions to a broad spectrum of modern... (Full article)

15 Jun 18

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Prize sponsors an annual global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics.... (Full article)

5 Jun 18

Caffarelli Wins 2018 Shaw Prize

Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2018 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences "for his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations... (Full article)

17 May 18

Decease of Prof. Do Carmo

Prof. Manfredo P. Do Carmo, emeritus researcher at IMPA-Brazil, died on 30 April 2018 at the age of 89. He received the Brazilian National Prize for Science and Technology, the National Order of Scientific Merit, and The World Academy of Sciences... (Full article)

2 May 18

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

ICIAM is part of an international study about the Gender Gap in Science, mainly funded by ICSU (International Council for Science), and managed by IMU (International Mathematical Union). This global survey is now open online. We encourage... (Full article)

2 May 18

Assaf Naor awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize

Assaf Naor, Princeton University, has been awarded the 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize for "his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms." The prize carries with it a... (Full article)

20 Apr 18

Call for nominations for 2020 ICMI Emma Castelnuovo Award

The Emma Castelnuovo Award for outstanding achievements in the practice of mathematics education will honor persons, groups, projects, institutions or organizations engaged in the development and implementation of exceptionally excellent and... (Full article)

9 Apr 18

Prize Marc Yor 2018 awarded to Christophe Garban

The Prize Marc Yor 2018 has been awarded to Christophe Garban (Université Lyon 1), for his work in probability and statistical physics. The prize was instituted by SMAI (Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics) and SMF (Société... (Full article)

3 Apr 18

Open Letter of Support for Students Arrested at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey

Members of academic communities around the world strongly oppose the recent arrests and harassment of students at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. A support letter can be signed... (Full article)

31 Mar 18

Call for mini-symposia at ICIAM 2019

The call for organizing mini-symposia at the ICIAM 2019 congress is now open. Please visit the webpage for details and... (Full article)

21 Mar 18

Abel Prize 2018 awarded to Robert P. Langlands

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory”.... (Full article)

20 Mar 18

EMS e-News 26, March 2018

EMS e-News 26, March 2018




- The Executive Committee’s retreat

The EMS’s Executive Committee (EC) met on 5-7 January 2018 in the Finnish resort of Koli for a one-off retreat to discuss long-term... (Full article)

19 Mar 18 e-News

Médailles awarded by CNRS

The CNRS (France) has awarded on 15 March 2018 the médailles d'argent, de bronze and de cristal. Among the 82 awardees there are mathematical winners: Grégory Miermont (UMPA), médaille d’argent, Anne-Laure Dalibard (LJLL), médaille de bronze,... (Full article)

18 Mar 18

Decease of Prof. Thomas Friedrich

Prof. Thomas Friedrich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), has passed away on 27 February 2018, at the age of 68. Thomas Friedrich made significant contributions in differential geometry and global analysis.

16 Mar 18

Shelah and Coifman awarded Rolf Schock Prizes 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music have awarded this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes. The prize amounts to 400,000 Swedish krona. Rolf Schock Prizes 2018 have been awarded in the... (Full article)

15 Mar 18

Stephen Hawking passed away

Stephen William Hawking, Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology of the University of Cambridge, died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76. He worked on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity... (Full article)

14 Mar 18

Berndtsson and Sibony awarded 2017 Bergman Prize

Bo Berndtsson, Chalmers University (US) and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and Nessim Sibony, Université Paris-Sud Orsay (France), have been awarded the 2017 Stefan Bergman Prize for their many fundamental contributions to several complex... (Full article)

9 Mar 18

2018 Wolf Prize to Beilinson and Drinfeld

The 2018 Wolf Prize for Mathematics has been awarded to Alexander Beilinson and Vladimir Drinfeld, both of the University of Chicago, "for their groundbreaking work in algebraic geometry, representation theory, and mathematical physics".
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22 Feb 18