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Cédric Villani member of SAM High Level Group

Cédric Villani, Fields medal 2010 and director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, has been named member of the High Level Group of The European Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). According to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for... (Full article)

10 Nov 15 EU institutions and similar

Oberwolfach and Imaginary: Snapshots of modern mathematics

Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach explain mathematical problems and ideas in an accessible and understandable way. They provide exciting insights into current topics of the mathematical community for everyone who is interested in... (Full article)

10 Nov 15 European mathematics

Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics 2016 to Ian Agol

Congratulations to Ian Agol (University of California at Berkeley and Institute for Advanced Study), the winner of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics (3 million USD)! Agol is awarded for "spectacular contributions to low dimensional... (Full article)

10 Nov 15 Geometry, Topology Prizes

LERU statement on Open Access

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) calls upon the European Commission (EC) and the forthcoming Dutch EU Presidency to work with all stakeholders and bodies involved, to bring sensible solutions to the transition to Open Access... (Full article)

10 Nov 15 EU institutions and similar

HORIZON 2020: Work Programme 2016-2017 adopted

The latest H2020 biannual Work Programme (2016-2017) was adopted and is now available via the... (Full article)

2 Nov 15 Calls

Second Caucasian Mathematics Conference

The Second Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC II) will be organized in Van, Turkey on 26th and 27th August 2016 under the auspices of the European Mathematical Society and the cooperation of the Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Iranian,... (Full article)

2 Nov 15 European mathematics

4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum - Call for Applications

Young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award... (Full article)

2 Nov 15 Calls

Bernoulli Brainstorm

The Bernoulli Center (CIB) is now inviting applications for its new Bernoulli Brainstorm scheme.

We support small groups of researchers (2 to 4 participants) who want to find ideal research conditions for a short, intensive time. This is the... (Full article)

22 Oct 15 Calls

Call for proposals: Bernoulli Center (July 2017 - June 2019)

The Bernoulli Center (CIB) in Lausanne invites you to propose a one-semester programme in any branch of the mathematical sciences. Such a programme will benefit from the resources and funding of CIB, allowing for long-term and short-term... (Full article)

22 Oct 15 Calls

27 th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians

The 27th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians takes place in the Swedish capital Stockholm in the week 16-20 March 2016 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Institut Mittag-Leffler. The first day... (Full article)

15 Oct 15

George Boole 200: Boole2School

On the occasion of George Boole's bicentenary the University College Cork (UCC, Ireland) has created Boole2School with the objective to grow awareness among children and students of the impact of science in modern life, exemplified by the... (Full article)

28 Sep 15 Algebra, History of Mathematics, Logic and Foundations, Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science

EMS and LMS celebrate anniversaries in Birmingham, UK

Mathematicians from across the world will be meeting at the University of Birmingham this week-end to celebrate  the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS).

The... (Full article)

17 Sep 15

2nd International Conference on Algebra in Honour of Leonid BOKUT and Surender K. JAIN

15 Sep 15 Algebra, Number Theory

News on the Abel Prize

Two new members have appointed to the Abel Committee: Marta Sanz-Solé (Universitat de Barcelona), and Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy). The Abel Committee is chaired by John Rognes, University of Oslo. The other members are:... (Full article)

20 Aug 15 Prizes

Fulkerson Prize to Francisco Santos

The 2015 Fulkerson Prize was awarded to Francisco Santos, for "A Counterexample to the Hirsch Conjecture", Annals of Mathematics, 2012. The Fulkerson Prize is given every three years for outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics.

10 Aug 15 Combinatorics Prizes

2015 Shaw Prize to Faltings and Iwaniec

The 2015 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to Gerd Faltings, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, and Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University, for "their introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory,... (Full article)

22 Jun 15 Number Theory Prizes

Scholze Awarded 2015 Ostrowski Prize

Peter Scholze, who holds a Hausdorff Chair at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the 2015 Ostrowski Prize for his breakthrough work in arithmetic algebraic geometry, specifically "for developing the theory of perfectoid spaces and... (Full article)

22 Jun 15 Algebraic and Complex Geometry Prizes

Joint LMS-EMS Anniversary Mathematical Weekend

To celebrate the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) we are organizing a mathematical weekend, to be held in Birmingham from Friday September 18th to Sunday 20th, 2015... (Full article)

15 Jun 15 Algebra, Analysis and its Applications, Combinatorics, History of Mathematics European mathematics

The First Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge

We congratulate Etienne Ghys, winner of the first Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge!

"He has given numerous carefully crafted lectures to audiences ranging from school children to delegates at the... (Full article)

10 Jun 15

HORIZON 2020 cuts partially taken back: ERC and Marie Curie Actions saved

The European Commission has announced it will cut €500M less from the Horizon 2020 research programme.The Commission gave in to members of the European parliament and to scientists who said a proposed €2.7 billion trim to the Horizon 2020... (Full article)

2 Jun 15 EU institutions and similar

EMS e-News 15, May 2015


John Forbes Nash, Jr.

With great sadness the European Mathematical Society has learned of the tragic deaths of John Nash and his wife Alicia, in a car accident, on May 23, 2015. This came a mere four days after Nash... (Full article)

29 May 15 e-News

John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928-2015)

With great sadness the European Mathematical Society has learned of the tragic deaths of John Nash and his wife Alicia, in a car accident, on May 23, 2015. This came a mere four days after Nash received the Abel Prize from the hands of the... (Full article)

26 May 15 In Memoriam

EMS celebrates 25th anniversary at Institut Henri Poincaré

The European Mathematical Society was founded in 1990 at Mandralin near Warsaw in Poland. The Society will thus soon be 25 years old. To mark the anniversary, a one day event under the title "Challenges for the next 25 years" will be held at... (Full article)

14 Apr 15 European mathematics

The new ECMI blog

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) is pleased to announce the ECMI blog is now online at It contains up-to-date information about events and... (Full article)

25 Mar 15

Abel Prize 2015

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory... (Full article)

25 Mar 15 Geometry, Partial Differential Equations