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Kollár and Voisin awarded Shaw Prize 2017

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2017 has been awarded ex aequo to János Kollár (Princeton University) and Claire Voisin (Collège de France) for "their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed... (Full article)

24 May 17

European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved

European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved:
Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Systems

Product development today is increasingly based on simulation and optimization of... (Full article)

7 May 17

Decease of Prof. K. S. Chandrasekharan

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan, professor at ETH Zurich, and a founding faculty member of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), has passed away at age 96, on 13 April 2017. He is known for his work in number theory... (Full article)

6 May 17

Decease of Prof. George Mostow

George D. Mostow, professor emeritus at Yale University, winner of the Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research and the Wolf Prize, died on 4 April 2017, at the age of 93.

3 May 17

March for Science

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. There will be local marchs on cities around the globe on April 22, 2017.

19 Apr 17

Pardon Receives NSF Waterman Award

John Pardon, Princeton University, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Alan T. Waterman Award for his "revolutionary, groundbreaking results in geometry and topology". The award carries with it a five-year, US$1,000,000 grant.... (Full article)

18 Apr 17

Central European University under threat

Hungarian Government introduced a draft motion which would finish Central European University, Budapest, to the Hungarian Parliament.
There is a campaign to protest available at... (Full article)

2 Apr 17

ICM2018 Open Arms Program

For the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) the organizers have announced the ICM2018 Open Arms Program that will grant 550 travel awards, 200 of which to mathematicians working in countries in Latin America other than Brazil.

The program... (Full article)

23 Mar 17

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

Hairer named Honorary KBE

Professor Martin Hairer FRS, University of Warwick, has been awarded an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The award of Knight Commander, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards ‘contributions to the arts... (Full article)

20 Mar 17

Epstein and Trèves awarded Bergman Prize

Charles L. Epstein (University of Pennsylvania, US) and François Trèves (Rutgers University, US) have been awarded the 2016 Stefan Bergman Prize for their profound contributions to complex analysis and geometry.

18 Mar 17

EMS e-News 22, March 2017

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- Scientists call for transparency, openness, and mobility
The EMS has signed an open letter from over forty European learned and professional societies expressing the community’s worries about recent political... (Full article)

9 Mar 17 e-News

2017 Brouwer Medal to Kenneth Ribet

The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) has awarded the 2017 Brouwer Medal to Prof. Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley) for "his contributions to number theory, in particular for the groundbreaking work in which he applies... (Full article)

2 Mar 17

Decease of Prof. Igor Shafarevich

Prof. Igor Shafarevich, prominent Russian mathematician in the areas of algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry, passed away on 19 February 2017 in Moscow, at the age of 93.

2 Mar 17

Decease of Prof. Ludwig Faddeev

Professor Ludwig Faddeev, Steklov Institute of Mathematics in Moscow, passed away on 26th of February, 2017. Renowned mathematical physicist and President of the International Mathematical Union 1987–1990, he obtained the Shaw Prize for... (Full article)

27 Feb 17

2017 Silver and Bronze Medals in Mathematics

Christophe Breuil (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud Orsay) is the winner of the médaille d’argent 2017, and Béatrice de Tilière (CNRS, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée) is the winner of the médaille de bronze 2017... (Full article)

20 Feb 17

Darmon awarded 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

The Fields Institute announced that Professor Henri Darmon, McGill University, is the winner of the 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize.

18 Feb 17

European Scientists on transparency, openness, and mobility

The EMS is one of the European societies which signed the open letter with the title European science organisations: maintain transparency, open communication and mobility of scholars and scientists motivated by the recent events in the United... (Full article)

10 Feb 17

Awards from the German Mathematical Society

Gerd Faltings will be awarded the Cantor Medal of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in September this year.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (who was the second President of the EMS) has been named honorary member of the DMV.

3 Feb 17

ISE on the help to researchers stranded abroad after US immigration ban

Initiative for Science in Europe, a lobbying organization of which the EMS is a member, came with an initiative to coordinate help offers to researchers stranded abroad after US immigration ban. Those who want to offer a temporary harbour to such... (Full article)

2 Feb 17

EMS President on Trump's Executive Order

"The European Mathematical Society is closely following the activities of our American colleagues in response to the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump, temporarily suspending travel to the US from seven countries. I support... (Full article)

31 Jan 17

Call for nominations for the Ostrowski Prize 2017

The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the mathematical sciences. Every second year it provides a prize for recent outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and in the foundations of numerical mathematics.

The jury invites... (Full article)

30 Jan 17

The impact of human interactions in mathematics

New research by Oxford Mathematician and Computer Scientist Ursula Martin and evaluator Laura Meagher reveal that the impact of mathematical achievements increases when there are human interaction, long term relationships and close working with... (Full article)

26 Jan 17

Call for nominations for the ICIAM Prizes 2019

The ICIAM Prize Committee for 2019 calls for nominations for the five ICIAM Prizes to be awarded in 2019 (the Collatz Prize, the Lagrange Prize, the Maxwell Prize, the Pioneer Prize and the Su Buchin Prize). ICIAM... (Full article)

25 Jan 17

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

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