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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

 

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- 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

An International Day of Mathematics

The International Mathematical Union has prepared a proporsal to have March 14 declared as the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) by UNESCO. Every year, all countries will be invited to celebrate the IDM in the schools and with the public,... (Full article)

20 Feb 18

Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market

In 2018, the EU Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. Consultations are taking place in the context of... (Full article)

14 Feb 18

Call for satellite conferences for ICIAM 2019

The organizers of ICIAM2019-Valencia Congress are pleased to launch the call for satellite meetings. A satellite meeting takes place within a few weeks of ICIAM 2019 on a... (Full article)

11 Feb 18

Decease of Prof. Alan Baker

Professor Alan Baker, Cambridge University (UK), passed away at the age of 78, on 4 February 2018. Professor Baker was awarded a Fields Medal in 1970 for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Diophantine equations.

7 Feb 18

Seeking input for elaborating MSC 2020

Zentralblatt and Mathematical Reviews are seeking the mathematical community input for elaborating Mathematics Subject Classification MSC 2020

1 Feb 18

Nouzha El Yacoubi elected new president of AMU

Nouzha El Yacoubi, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, has been elected president of the African Mathematical Union (AMU), for the period 2017-2021. She is the first woman in this position.

31 Jan 18

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

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