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Announcement of the next meeting of the EMS Council Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018

The EMS Council meets every second year. The next meeting will be held in Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018 at Balling Hall at the National Library of Technology (Technická 2710/6, 160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice). The Council meeting starts at 14.00 on... (Full article)

20 Nov 17

The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in Heidelberg, Germany during September 23 – 28, 2018. At HLF all winners of the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM Prize in Computing... (Full article)

17 Nov 17

2018 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in Discrete Mathematics/Logic to Sergey Fomin and Andrei Zelevinsky

The 2018 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in Discrete Mathematics/Logic will be awarded to Sergey Fomin and Andrei Zelevinsky (posthumously) for their paper "Cluster algebras I: Foundations," published in 2002 in the Journal of... (Full article)

17 Nov 17

Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler awarded the 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition

The 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler of the Freie Universität Berlin, for their monograph "Proofs from THE BOOK".

16 Nov 17

ECMTB 2018 - Minisymposium Application Deadline Extended to 30 Nov 2017

Due to many requests for an extension of the deadline, the ECMTB 2018 organizers have agreed to extend the deadline for Minisymposium Application. You are welcome to submit your application by following the... (Full article)

14 Nov 17

Jean Bourgain awarded 2018 Steele Prize

Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics.... (Full article)

13 Nov 17

Prof. Felix Otto awarded Blaise Pascal Medal for Mathematics

Professor Felix Otto, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has been awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal for Mathematics 2017 of the European Academy of Sciences recognizing his outstanding... (Full article)

13 Nov 17

Call for nominations for several offices of IMU

IMU’s Adhering Organizations are invited to submit names for the following offices for the term 1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2022.

IMU Vice Presidents and IMU Executive Committee (EC) Members-at-Large. The General Assembly will elect 2 Vice... (Full article)
20 Oct 17

Open Call for director of Fields Institute

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Canada) invites applications or nominations for the position of Director beginning July 1, 2018. Applications or nominations will be considered until the position is filled, but... (Full article)

19 Oct 17

Open calls for CIMPA programs

Support for training in research. This program consists on the organisation of series of research-level courses in mathematics within the geographic areas of activities of CIMPA (Africa, central and south America, Asia). Every year, two calls for... (Full article)
17 Oct 17

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

Professors Kip S. Thorne, Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish were awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity hundred years ago. Apart from being a deep... (Full article)

9 Oct 17

Deadline for Minisymposium applications to ECMTB2018 approaching

The 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 23 to 27 July, 2018.
The call of Minisymposium applications closes on 15 November 2017. The template for abstract... (Full article)

7 Oct 17

World Meeting for Women in Mathematics-WM^2

The World Meeting for Women in Mathematics-WM^2 will take place on July 31st, 2018 in Rio just before ICM2018.

Those who wish to attend (WM)^2+ICM should look to the Open Arms... (Full article)

7 Oct 17

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

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017

The 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum took place in the week September 25-29. Among the participants were 200 invited young scientists and 29 laureates of the most prestigious international awards within mathematics and computer scientists, among... (Full article)

1 Oct 17

Brillet and Damour awarded the CNRS Gold Medal

Physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour are winners of France’s top scientific distinction, the CNRS Gold Medal. The medals are awarded for the first direct detection of gravitational waves. Damour's work in theoretical physics is... (Full article)

28 Sep 17

EMS e-News 24, September 2017


 - Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017)

Shortly after her fortieth birthday, the first ever female Fields Medal laureate tragically lost her fight against cancer. She leaves a lasting mathematical legacy as well as her husband... (Full article)

25 Sep 17 e-News

BIRS-CMO running despite earthquakes in Mexico

Despite of the tragic and devastating earthquakes that hit Mexico, all current BIRS (Banff International Research Station) workshops hosted by Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) have not been affected, and that all future workshops will be proceeding... (Full article)

24 Sep 17

Open Call for Director of IHP

The Institut Henri Poincaré is looking for candidates to the position of Director. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2017. For more information write to: Patrice Le Calvez, directeur par... (Full article)

8 Sep 17 Calls

Deadline for submitting projects to CIMPA close October 1

The deadline to submit a project for CIMPA Research School for 2019 is October 1, 2017. Visit the CIMPA website for further information.

19 Aug 17

Decease of Prof. Cathleen Morawetz

Cathleen Synge Morawetz, professor emerita at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, US, passed away on 8th of August 2017, at the age of 94. She was the second woman to serve as president of the AMS (1995-1996) and the... (Full article)

17 Aug 17

Decease of Landon Clay, founder of the Clay Mathematics Institute

Landon Clay, Founder of the Clay Mathematics Institute has passed away on 29 July 2017, at the age of 91.

He was responsible for the creation of the... (Full article)

3 Aug 17

ERC plan for 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2018 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.86 billion, most of which earmarked for early- to mid-career researchers. In addition, the ERC is reintroducing Synergy Grants, the funding... (Full article)

3 Aug 17 European mathematics

The Women in Mathematics Committee expresses their condolences for the death of Maryam Mirzakhani.

Maryam Mirzakhani (1977 - 2017)

The Women in Mathematics Committee of the EMS is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Maryam Mirzakhani on July 14. Her work was recognized  worldwide by the international mathematical community, in... (Full article)

30 Jul 17

Decease of Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University, US, passed away on 14th 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