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EMS seeks nominations for EMS Lecturers, Distinguished Speakers, and EMS Weekends

The Meetings Committee of the EMS seeks:

1. Nominations for EMS Lecturers: An EMS Lecturer,
typically appointed once a year, is an honorary
post, bestowed on an internationally renowned researcher.
An EMS Lecturer is... (Full article)

18 Oct 10

AMS Prizes and Awards 2011

The following prizes and awards were given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans:
* AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement to John W. Milnor, Stony Brook University
* AMS Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition to... (Full article)

21 Jan 11

Call for Bids for the 7ECM

Outline bids from mathematicians to organize the 2016 European Congress of Mathematics are invited and should reach the EMS Secretariat ( by 28 February 2011.
More... (Full article)

21 Jan 11 Calls

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

The North American Mathematical Sciences Institutes announce a special year of emphasis on the Mathematics of Planet Earth in 2013, interpreted as broadly as possible. Earth is a planet with dynamic processes in the mantle, oceans and atmosphere... (Full article)

1 Feb 11

Inauguration of stable IMU office in Berlin at WIAS

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) opens its permanent office at the Weierstrass Institute in Berlin on February 1. The opening ceremony is presided by IMU President Prof. Ingrid Daubechies from Duke University (USA), Dr. Georg Schütte,... (Full article)

1 Feb 11

Funding crisis for scientific institutions in Bulgaria

Bulgarian science is mainly concentrated at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and at Sofia University. The government has announced that it plans to transfer many of the institutes of the academy to other institutions and, at the same time, to... (Full article)

1 Feb 11


The W. K. Clifford Prize is a new international scientific prize for young researchers, which intends to encourage young researchers to compete for excellence in theoretical and applied Clifford algebras, their analysis and geometry. The award... (Full article)

1 Feb 11 Calls


The Math in Moscow program invites applications for scholarships to attend the Independent University of Moscow for the Fall 2011 semester.
Undergraduate students registered in a mathematics or computer science program are eligible. The... (Full article)

1 Feb 11

ESF to merge with EUROHORCs

EUROHORCs (European Heads of Research Councils), a European association of the heads of research funding organisations and research performing organisations, and ESF (European Science Foundation) have overlapping memberships and are discussing a... (Full article)

2 Feb 11

Oberwolfach Prize 2010 and John Todd Award 2010

The Oberwolfach Foundation and the MFO are pleased to award the Oberwolfach Prize 2010 for excellent achievements in Analysis and Applied Mathematics jointly to Nicola Gigli (Nice) and Laszlo Szekelyhidi (Bonn) and to award the John Todd... (Full article)

9 Feb 11

5th World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics, Lahore 2011: Declaration of support

The 5th World conference on 21st century mathematics took place at the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS) at Lahore (Pakistan) in the period 9-13 February 2011. Info: http://... (Full article)

13 Feb 11

Decease of Anatoliy Skorokhod

Anatoliy Skorokhod, Professor of Michigan State University and an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, died on January 3, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan, USA. Skorokhod is famous for his work on the theory of stochastic... (Full article)

1 Mar 11

Michael Aschbacher is being awarded The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics

The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics 2011 is being awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to Michael Aschbacher “for his fundamental contributions to one of the largest mathematical projects ever, the classification of finite simple... (Full article)

21 Mar 11

Earthquake and Japanese Mathematics

Excerpt of a letter from Takashi Tsuboi, President of the Mathematical Society of Japan:
The earthquake occurred on March 11th has caused considerable damage to
the Tohoku District, the northeastern Japan, and the Mathematical
... (Full article)

22 Mar 11

Call for Nominations of Candidates for Ten EMS Prizes

Call for Nominations of Candidates for Ten EMS Prizes

Principal Guidelines

Any European mathematician who has not reached his/her 35th birthday
on 30 June 2012, and who has not previously received the prize, is
eligible... (Full article)

23 Mar 11 Calls

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

Call for Nominations: Otto Neugebauer Prize for the History of Mathematics

Principal Guidelines
The Prize is to be awarded for highly original and influential work in the field of history of mathematics that enhances our understanding of either the development of mathematics or a particular mathematical subject in... (Full article)

6 Apr 11 Calls

Pavel Exner new vice-president of the European Research Council ERC

The Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) has confirmed the election of Professors Carl-Henrik Heldin and Pavel Exner as new ERC Vice Presidents. Their term of office runs until the end of the seventh Framework Programme for... (Full article)

14 Apr 11

2013 ICPAM-CIMPA research schools: Call for projects open

The aim of the International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics ICPAM-CIMPA is to promote international cooperation in higher education and research in mathematics and their interactions, as well as related subjects, particularly computer... (Full article)

20 Apr 11 Calls

EMS Summer Schools in Applied Mathematics

June 27 - July 2, 2011: CIME-EMS Summer School in applied mathematics, Cetraro, Italy:
Current challenges in stability issues for numerical differential equations,
... (Full article)

20 Apr 11

ESF: Call for Exploratory Workshops Proposals

Each year, ESF supports approximately 50 Exploratory Workshops across all scientific domains. These small, interactive output oriented meetings are aimed at opening up new directions in research to explore emerging research fields with potential... (Full article)

26 Apr 11

Geometry Section at VU Amsterdam soon to be closed down?

A committee at VU Amsterdam has put forward a proposal to close the Geometry Section, which consists of six tenured positions and focuses on algebraic K theory, algebraic topology, and general/geometric topology. This proposal has received the... (Full article)

28 Apr 11

Daniel Quillen 1940 - 2011

Daniel "Dan" Quillen died on April 30, 2011.
Quillen received a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Helsinki in 1978. He received the award as the principal architect of the higher algebraic K-theory in 1972... (Full article)

2 May 11

Felix Klein Prize 2012: Call for Nominations

The Felix Klein Prize, established by the EMS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern is to be awarded during the 6th European Congress at Krakow in 2012 to a young scientist or a small group of young scientists... (Full article)

3 May 11

Call for proposals at the Newton Institute

The Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK, invites proposals for research programmes in any branch of mathematics or the mathematical sciences. The deadline for submission is 31 July 2011, for consideration at the meeting of... (Full article)

24 May 11