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Mathematician new Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science in Portugal

Nuno Crato, professor of mathematics and statistics at the Technical University of Lisbon, took office as Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science as an independent in the cabinet of the Portuguese Government led by Pedro Passos Coelho... (Full article)

24 Jun 11

Faisal Prize 2018 awarded to John Ball

Sir John M. Ball, University of Oxford, is the winner of the 2018 King Faisal Prize for Science for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. Ball is Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Oxford and director of its Centre for Nonlinear... (Full article)

26 Jan 18

Liquidation of Russian Academy of Sciences impending?

The Russian government, at a meeting last week, launched a bill proposing fundamental changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1724 by Peter the Great. According to the bill, dated 28 June, the academy is to merge with two minor... (Full article)

2 Jul 13

Horizon 2020 to boost open access publishing

The EU Commission will make open access to scientific publications a general principle of Horizon 2020, the EU's Research & Innovation funding programme for 2014-2020. As of 2014, all articles produced with funding from Horizon 2020 will have... (Full article)

20 Jul 12

Princeton University goes open access

Prestigious Princeton University goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals – unless waiver granted. It will thus prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain... (Full article)

30 Sep 11

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

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon new president of the European Research Council

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the 2nd president of the European Mathematical Society (1995-98), will be the next president of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Bourguignon was nominated for this position by the EMS to a search committee... (Full article)

24 Oct 13

Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli Lausanne: Call for Proposals

The Bernoulli Center (CIB), funded jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, launches a call for proposals of four one-semester programs during the period July 1, 2014 - June 30,... (Full article)

28 Sep 12

Nominations Solicited for Blackwell–Tapia Prize

Nominations are solicited for the sixth Blackwell–Tapia Prize, which will be awarded at a conference to be held at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on November 9–10, 2012. Nominees should be active... (Full article)

9 Dec 11

New tool for the job market for mathematicians

Two graduate students from Berlin have designed a new tool MathHire for the job market for mathematicians that turns more and more global. Apart from allowing to publish easily searchable job advertisements,... (Full article)

17 Oct 16

The First Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge

We congratulate Etienne Ghys, winner of the first Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge!

"He has given numerous carefully crafted lectures to audiences ranging from school children to delegates at the... (Full article)

10 Jun 15

Saint Petersburg will host the 2022 ICM

The General Assembly of the IMU, on its meeting on 29th July 2018 before the 2018 ICM at Rio de Janeiro, has chosen Saint Petersburg as the next venue for the 2022... (Full article)

30 Jul 18

Spanish team establishes bijectivity of the Nash mapping for surfaces

The Nash problem was formulated in the sixties in the attempt to understand the relation between the structure of resolution of a singularities of an algebraic variety over a field of characteristic 0 and the space of arcs (germs of parametrized... (Full article)

20 Dec 12

Mathematicians organize boycott of Elsevier

More than 5,700 researchers have joined a boycott of Elsevier, a leading publisher of science journals. The protest grew out of a provocative blog post by the mathematician Timothy Gowers of Cambridge University, who announced on Jan. 21 that he... (Full article)

15 Feb 12

Fefferman and Schoen win 2017 Wolf Prize

Charles Fefferman, Princeton University, and Richard Schoen, University of California, Irvine, have been named the winners of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for "their striking contributions to analysis and geometry."

19 Jan 17

Lázló Lovász receives the Kyoto Prize

Dr. Lázló Lovász, Director of the Mathematical Institute of the Eövtös Loránd University of Budapest and President of the International Mathematical Union will receive the 26th annual Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences from the Inamori Foundation.... (Full article)

13 Oct 10

Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, First Call for Nominations

In honour of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group award the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical... (Full article)

17 Mar 14

Decease of Prof. Vladimir Voevodsky

The russian mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky, Professor at the School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) died on 30 September 2017, at the age of 51. Voevodsky received the Fields Medal in 2002.

1 Oct 17

ICM 2014: Pre-registration open

The 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2014) will take place in Seoul, Korea, August 13-21. The organizers invite individuals to pre-register online in order to receive email updates regarding the program, travel grants, local... (Full article)

6 Feb 13

Summer school in Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Canazei (Trento) Italy

Organized by the Italian Association of Math. Applied to Economic and Social Sciences (AMASES)
First Week - July 8-13, 2012, on "Auction and decision theory".
Lecturers: Marco LiCalzi and Salvatore Modica.
Second Week - July 15... (Full article)

6 Apr 12

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

The Abel Prize 2011 goes to John Milnor

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2011 to John Milnor, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook University, New York «for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra.»

... (Full article)
23 Mar 11

Turkish academics persecuted for signing a petition

Turkish academics who have openly criticized Turkey’s military crackdown on ethnic Kurdish communities are now feeling the wrath of their government. In recent days, the government arrested 33 academics. Although all have since been released,... (Full article)

4 Feb 16

Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Societal Challenges with Scientific Computing


The Project Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Societal Challenges with Scientific Computing has the objective to “provide mathematical technologies and its applications for solution of societal... (Full article)

25 Nov 17

Update on ERC calls for proposals (2014)

Since the new programme 'Horizon 2020' has not been finally adopted by the EU, the ERC scientific council can only provide a schedule for the next ERC calls on an indicative basis, as described below:
Publication of the provisional schedule... (Full article)

19 Apr 13