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The inaugural IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships Awarded

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – IMU (The... (Full article)

23 Nov 16

New program of research visits in Africa

The Committee for Developing Countries (CDC) of the EMS, with the support of the Simons Foundation, opens a program of research visits to foster research opportunities for young and established researchers in Africa.

The program is open... (Full article)

20 Nov 16

HORIZON 2020: Call within High Performance Computing

A recent call in the HORIZON 2020 program includes options specifically mentioning mathematics. Within the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) branch, one of the subtopics specifically mentioned under “Transition to Exascale Computing”  (FET... (Full article)

8 Nov 16 Calls

ERC consolidator grants: Call issued

A call for the next round of ERC consolidator grants has been issued on 20 October. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2017.

31 Oct 16 Calls

German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” at AIMS

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in... (Full article)

28 Oct 16 Calls

New web site for Comenius project

The European Union Comenius Project: DQME (Developing Quality in Mathematics Education) has produced an enormous amount of practical classroom materials, as well as many new ideas for learning and teaching mathematics. These materials have been... (Full article)

26 Oct 16

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

Call for nominations for president and secretary of the IMU

The Adhering Organizations and Committees for Mathematics within the International Mathematical Union (IMU) are now invited to submit names for the offices of the IMU President and the IMU Secretary for the next term 2019–2022.
... (Full article)

30 Sep 16 Calls

Claire Voisin receives the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal

On September 21, 2016, the mathematician Claire Voisin was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal. A renowned specialist in algebraic geometry, Claire Voisin is recognized by her peers, especially for her research on "the topology of projective varieties... (Full article)

21 Sep 16 Algebraic and Complex Geometry Prizes

Staff reduction planned at Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK

The EMS is very concerned learning about plans for staff reductions at the Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK. Due to a challenging financial situation, the university’s administration has put forward plans to dismiss 5% of... (Full article)

19 Sep 16

EMS e-news 20, September 2016


The 7th European Congress of Mathematics convened in Berlin, July 18-22. The programme offered a rich menu of plenary and invited talks, minisymposia, and other presentations, including the Hirzebruch and Abel lectures. There... (Full article)

9 Sep 16 e-News

EU referendum statement by CMS

The British Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) has published a statement concerning the future of scientific collaboration after the outcome of the British referendum. Some of the most important... (Full article)

9 Sep 16 European mathematics

Jean-Christophe Yoccoz (1957-2016)

Jean-Christophe Yoccoz passed away on September 3, 2016. Yoccoz had been awarded a Fields medal in 1994 for his contributions to the theory of dynamical systems. He was a professor at Collège de France.

5 Sep 16 Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations In Memoriam

Call: Nominations or proposals of speakers and events in 2017

The EMS Meetings Committee calls for nominations or proposals of speakers and scientific events in 2017.
The Executive Committee of the EMS, via its Meetings Committee, is... (Full article)

20 Aug 16 Calls

Year of Mathematical Biology 2018

Together with the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology ESMTB, the EMS will organize the Year of Mathematical Biology 2018. This year will feature events related to mathematical biology... (Full article)

16 Aug 16 Mathematics in Science and Technology European mathematics

EMS monograph award: Call for submissions

The EMS Monograph Award is assigned every year to the author(s) of a monograph in any area of mathematics that is judged by the selection committee to be an outstanding contribution to its field. The prize is endowed with 10.000 Euro, and the... (Full article)

15 Aug 16 Calls

Turkey: EMS protests against persecutions

More than a thousand participants of the Seventh European Congress of Mathematics, the largest professional meeting of mathematicians on our continent, representing a community tens of thousands strong, took the opportunity of the congress's... (Full article)

25 Jul 16 European mathematics

H2020 grant to project on mathematical modelling

Finally, an application from the mathematical community made it in the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme on user-driven e-infrastructure innovation. The proposal MSO4SC - Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for... (Full article)

20 Jul 16 Control Theory and Optimization, Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science, Mathematics in Science and Technology European mathematics

7 ECM Berlin: Twelve prizes awarded

During the opening ceremony of the 7th European Congress of Mathematics in Berlin, 12 prizes were awarded to outstanding mathematicians.
The 10 EMS prizes went to Sara Zahedi (KTH, Sweden), Mark Bravermann (Princeton Univ., USA), Vincent... (Full article)

18 Jul 16 European mathematics

EMS Council 2016 elects Portoroz as organizer of the 8ECM

The second important decision to be taken by the delegates of the council of the European Mathematical Society was the choice of the location of the next European Congress of Mathematics in 2020. Delegations from the two bidders, Seville (Spain... (Full article)

17 Jul 16 European mathematics

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

ESOF 2016 in Manchester approaching

Hosted in a different European city every two years, ESOF is an international and multidisciplinary event which presents and discusses the frontiers of scientific and technological research in Europe. Now in its seventh iteration, ESOF attracts... (Full article)

2 Jul 16 EU institutions and similar

Abel Prize 2017: Call for Nominations

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters calls for nominations for the Abel Prize 2017. A nomination should be accompanied by a description of the work and impact of the nominee/nominees, together with names of distinguished specialists in... (Full article)

28 Jun 16 Calls

Brexit: EMS urges politicians to stand guard on free scientific collaboration

The European Mathematical Society acknowledges the fact that the expressed will of the people is the highest authority in a democratic society and it must be respected. Nevertheless we regret the outcome of the British referendum and we are... (Full article)

26 Jun 16 EU institutions and similar

"Mathematics for Europe": Results of consultation published

An online consultation concerning desires for a higher participation and impact of mathematics in the future Horizon 2020 Work Programme was organized by the European Commission in the first months of 2016. 181 contributions were collected in a... (Full article)

16 Jun 16 European mathematics