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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

EMS on new developments concerning Open Access

Two months ago the EMS reiterated its position on open access, see here.

While scientific publishing may move in this direction, any change of the system... (Full article)

1 Oct 18

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

MPE2013 moves into Mathematics of Planet Earth

On January 1, 2014, the international project “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) will continue as “Mathematics of Planet Earth” (MPE). The objectives remain unchanged – identify fundamental research questions about Planet Earth and... (Full article)

11 Dec 13

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 to be launched on December 7

More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global... (Full article)

6 Dec 12

Friedrich Hirzebruch 1927 - 2012

The first president of the European Mathematical Society, Friedrich Hirzebruch, has passed away. Fritz Hirzebruch studied mathematics at Münster. In 1956 he became professor at Bonn where he remained until his retirement. In 1980 he founded the... (Full article)

29 May 12

Ramanujan prize 2011 awarded to Yuguang Shi

The International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy) hosted the 2010 Ramanujan Prize ceremony on 10 May 2011, honouring the work of award recipient Yuguang Shi, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, China.
The... (Full article)

23 Jun 11

Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 awarded to Lawler and le Gall

The winners of the Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 are Prof. Gregory Lawler, Chicago University, for his comprehensive and pioneering research on erased loops and random walks and Prof. Jean Francois le Gall, Paris Sud Orsay University, for his... (Full article)

17 Jan 19

EMS Council 2016: Elections to the executive committee

One of the most important tasks of the council of the European Mathematical Society that convened at the Humboldt University in Berlin during the weekend 16/7-17/7 2016 was the renewal of the EMS executive committee (EC).
Volker Mehrmann... (Full article)

17 Jul 16

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

Rolf Schock Prize 2014 to Yitang Zhang

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Rolf Schock Prize 2014 in the field of mathematics, amounting to 600.000 SEK (almost 70.000 €), to Professor YITANG ZHANG, University of New Hampshire, USA, “for his spectacular... (Full article)

19 Feb 14

Nominations for next President of the European Research Council solicited

The independent search committee set up by the European Commission for the selection of the future President of the European Research Council (ERC) is consulting the scientific community on potential candidates. The ERC President will chair the... (Full article)

4 Feb 13

Mikael Passare 1959-2011

Mikael Passare, Professor of mathematics at Stockholm University, passed away on the 15 September 2011 in a tragic accident. Passare received a doctorate in mathematics in 1984 from Uppsala University. He had been deputy director of the Institut... (Full article)

19 Sep 11

Sylvie Benzoni new Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré

Sylvie Benzoni will start as the new Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris on 1st January. Founded in 1928, the IHP is a highly prestigious centre of mathematics, an institutional member of the EMS, and an ERCOM Centre (European... (Full article)

16 Dec 17

New Poincaré Chair at Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP)

The IHP at Paris has started a new program called Poincaré chair, financed for the next five years by funds from the Clay Mathematics Institute that had been reserved for the solution of the Poincaré conjecture. The initiative will allow to... (Full article)

2 Apr 13

Fermat Prize 2011 awarded to Bhargava and Rodnianski

The 2011 Fermat Prize of Mathematical research has been awarded to
Manjul Bhargava, for his work on various generalizations of the Davenport-Heilbronn estimates and for his startling recent results (obtained with A. Shankar) on the average... (Full article)

5 Dec 11

Applications for 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum are open

Applications for participation at the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum are open in three categories: Undergraduates, PhD Candidates, and PostDocs. The deadline is February 14th, 2017.

The 5th HLF will take place in Heidelberg, Germany,... (Full article)

24 Jan 17

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (UK) - New Scientific Director

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences

New Scientific Director

The Board of ICMS is pleased to announce that
Professor Keith Ball
of University College London has been appointed
to... (Full article)

28 Feb 10

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".
... (Full article)

22 Feb 18

1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum with many top mathematicians and Computer Scientists

38 Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates confirmed their attendance at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013. The laureates will meet 200 of the most talented young researchers in the fields... (Full article)

19 Jun 13

6ECM opened. Prizes awarded.

At the opening ceremony of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow, 12 prizes have been awarded:
- 10 EMS-prizes for young mathematicians (under the age of 35);
- the Felix Klein Prize for an ouststanding solution of a... (Full article)

2 Jul 12

EMS Applied Mathematics Schools 2012

Four summer schools presenting topics in different areas of applied mathematics will be run in 2012 under the auspices of the EMS Applied Mathematics Committee. Announcements of the first three are now available, the fourth will be held at the... (Full article)

14 Feb 12

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

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

New ERC Advanced Grant results

In its sixth and last Advanced Grant competition under the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), the European Research Council
(ERC) is awarding over €660 million to 284 senior research leaders, among them 11 mathematicians. They... (Full article)

27 Sep 13