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Decease of Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University, US, passed away on 15th of July, 2017, at the age of 40. She has been the first woman and the first iranian mathematician to receive the Fields Medal, awarded in 2014.

15 Jul 17

Sir Andrew Wiles awarded Copley Medal by Royal Society

Sir Andrew Wiles has been awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize, "for proving Fermat's Last Theorem, a major mathematical breakthrough of the 20th century."

23 Jun 17

Decease of Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane

Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane, past president of the Société Mathématique de France, and specialist in harmonic analysis and probability, has passed away on 21 June 2017, at the age of 90.

23 Jun 17

Cédric Villani ellected to the National Assembly of France

The French mathematician Cédric Villani, Fields Medal in 2010, and director of the Institut Henri-Poincaré Paris since 2009, has been elected to the National Assembly of France by the 5e circonscription de l'Essonne.

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19 Jun 17

Plenary and invited lectures at ICM

The Organizing Committee of the ICM 2018 is proud to present the full list of speakers and sections for the Rio de Janeiro International Congress of Mathematicians. It can be found at http... (Full article)

17 Jun 17

Asking for proposals for 2018 at CIEM, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings, is an initiative of the University of Cantabria whose goal is to promote quality mathematical research, be it in its more... (Full article)

15 Jun 17

2018 CIMPA Research Schools Programme

The 21 research schools CIMPA 2018 are now set. You can find them here. The registrations are opened.

3 Jun 17

EMS e-News 23, June 2017


* 8ECM Preparation
As a part of preparation for the 8th European Congress of Mathematics in 2020, member societies have been asked to propose candidates for members of the congress scientific and prize committees.

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2 Jun 17 e-News

Open Science Metrics Report

The EU Commission has recently published a report on Open Science Metrics:
Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science.

29 May 17

Kollár and Voisin awarded Shaw Prize 2017

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2017 has been awarded ex aequo to János Kollár (Princeton University) and Claire Voisin (Collège de France) for "their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed... (Full article)

24 May 17

European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved

European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved:
Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Systems

Product development today is increasingly based on simulation and optimization of... (Full article)

7 May 17

Decease of Prof. K. S. Chandrasekharan

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan, professor at ETH Zurich, and a founding faculty member of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), has passed away at age 96, on 13 April 2017. He is known for his work in number theory... (Full article)

6 May 17

Decease of Prof. George Mostow

George D. Mostow, professor emeritus at Yale University, winner of the Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research and the Wolf Prize, died on 4 April 2017, at the age of 93.

3 May 17

March for Science

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. There will be local marchs on cities around the globe on April 22, 2017.

19 Apr 17

Pardon Receives NSF Waterman Award

John Pardon, Princeton University, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Alan T. Waterman Award for his "revolutionary, groundbreaking results in geometry and topology". The award carries with it a five-year, US$1,000,000 grant.... (Full article)

18 Apr 17

Central European University under threat

Hungarian Government introduced a draft motion which would finish Central European University, Budapest, to the Hungarian Parliament.
There is a campaign to protest available at... (Full article)

2 Apr 17

ICM2018 Open Arms Program

For the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) the organizers have announced the ICM2018 Open Arms Program that will grant 550 travel awards, 200 of which to mathematicians working in countries in Latin America other than Brazil.

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23 Mar 17

Abel Prize 2017 awarded to Yves Meyer

Yves Meyer (École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France) has been awarded the Abel Prize 2017 "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets". Yves Meyer was the visionary leader in the modern development of... (Full article)

21 Mar 17

Hairer named Honorary KBE

Professor Martin Hairer FRS, University of Warwick, has been awarded an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The award of Knight Commander, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards ‘contributions to the arts... (Full article)

20 Mar 17

Epstein and Trèves awarded Bergman Prize

Charles L. Epstein (University of Pennsylvania, US) and François Trèves (Rutgers University, US) have been awarded the 2016 Stefan Bergman Prize for their profound contributions to complex analysis and geometry.

18 Mar 17

EMS e-News 22, March 2017


- Scientists call for transparency, openness, and mobility
The EMS has signed an open letter from over forty European learned and professional societies expressing the community’s worries about recent political... (Full article)

9 Mar 17 e-News

2017 Brouwer Medal to Kenneth Ribet

The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) has awarded the 2017 Brouwer Medal to Prof. Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley) for "his contributions to number theory, in particular for the groundbreaking work in which he applies... (Full article)

2 Mar 17

Decease of Prof. Igor Shafarevich

Prof. Igor Shafarevich, prominent Russian mathematician in the areas of algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry, passed away on 19 February 2017 in Moscow, at the age of 93.

2 Mar 17

Decease of Prof. Ludwig Faddeev

Professor Ludwig Faddeev, Steklov Institute of Mathematics in Moscow, passed away on 26th of February, 2017. Renowned mathematical physicist and President of the International Mathematical Union 1987–1990, he obtained the Shaw Prize for... (Full article)

27 Feb 17

2017 Silver and Bronze Medals in Mathematics

Christophe Breuil (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud Orsay) is the winner of the médaille d’argent 2017, and Béatrice de Tilière (CNRS, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée) is the winner of the médaille de bronze 2017... (Full article)

20 Feb 17