# News archive

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## Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS (1925-2016)Sir Christopher Zeeman, FRS, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 13th February 2016 at home in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, aged 91. Sir Christopher was the Founding Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. Sir Christopher’... (Full article) |
22 Feb 16 | Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations, Mathematics in Science and Technology, Topology | In Memoriam |

## 2016 Hermann Weyl PrizeThe 2016 Hermann Weyl Prize has been awarded to Vasily Pestun of Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (France) for his groundbreaking results in the study of supersymmetric gauge theories, such as his ingenious computation of partition... (Full article) |
19 Feb 16 | Lie Theory and Generalizations, Mathematical Physics | |

## Cirm: Call for proposalsCirm invites submission for proposals for one-week mathematical conferences and research schools and longer thematic sessions to take place in the first semester of 2018 (and some weeks in 2017)
DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2016 |
18 Feb 16 | Calls | |

## Diderot Mathematical Forum 2016: Biomedical Applications of MathematicsSince 1996, the EMS has organized several multi-site conferences, called Diderot Mathematical Fora, highlighting connections between mathematics and other scientific and/or artistic disciplines. This year's Diderot Mathematical Forum will be... (Full article) |
17 Feb 16 | European mathematics | |

## Open consultation on Mathematics for Horizon 2020 Work ProgrammeIn 2014, the European Commission organized an online consultation "Mathematics and Digital Science" that was followed up by a workshop in Bruxelles in... (Full article) |
12 Feb 16 | EU institutions and similar | |

## Turkish academics persecuted for signing a petitionTurkish academics who have openly criticized Turkey’s military crackdown on ethnic Kurdish communities are now feeling the wrath of their government. In recent days, the government arrested 33 academics. Although all have since been released,... (Full article) |
4 Feb 16 | ||

## Craaford Prize in Mathematics to Yakov EliashbergThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics to Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA,“for the development of contact and symplectic topology and groundbreaking... (Full article) |
14 Jan 16 | Geometry, Topology | Prizes |

## Meeting of presidents in BudapestThe next meeting of presidents of member societies of the European Mathematical Society will take place in Budapest, Hungary, during the weekend 2-3 April, 2016. The meeting is... (Full article) |
13 Jan 16 | European mathematics | |

## Fermat Prize 2015 awarded to Laure Saint-Raymond and to Peter Scholze
The laureates of the Fermat Prize 2015 are: |
6 Jan 16 | Algebraic and Complex Geometry, Mathematical Physics | Prizes |

## Message from the President
Dear EMS members, dear friends, everybody knows the feeling: the party is over, the tables are cleaned, and one's mind has to turn to what to do next. The year that just ended was marked by numerous jubilees. It was not only... (Full article) |
4 Jan 16 | President’s Newsletter | |

## New ICIAM web siteThe International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), the worldwide organisation for professional applied mathematics societies, has redesigned its web site. Have a look! |
1 Jan 16 | ||

## ERC grants: Deadlines in 2016 approachingGrants from the European Research Council: The deadlines are for consolidator grants 2.2.2016, and for advanced grants 1.9.2016. Since this year, the funding for the different fields (for example PE1 Mathematics) depends strongly on the number... (Full article) |
22 Dec 15 | Calls | |

## New CRM directorThe board of governors of Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (one of the ERCOM members) at Bellaterra has approved the nomination of Dr. Lluís Alsedà... (Full article) |
22 Dec 15 | ||

## Bids solicited for 10th ICIAM congress in 2023The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is an international congress in the field of applied mathematics held every four years under the auspices of the International Council for Industrial and Applied... (Full article) |
11 Dec 15 | Calls | |

## Abel in ZurichOn behalf of the Abel Committee of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the FIM - Institute for Mathematical Research - in Zurich is hosting a one-day symposium on 20 January 2016 with talks given by Sir Michael Atiyah (The University... (Full article) |
10 Dec 15 | Calls | |

## 2016 Louis Bachelier Prize: Nominations solicitedThe Louis Bachelier Prize is a biennial prize jointly awarded by the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Natixis Foundation for Quantitative Research and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI). The winners are... (Full article) |
9 Dec 15 | Analysis and its Applications, Mathematics in Science and Technology, Probability and Statistics | Calls |

## EMS Council in Berlin, July 16-17, 2016The EMS Council meets every second year. The next meeting will be held in Berlin, July 16 and 17, 2016, in the Senate Meeting in the Main Building of the Humboldt University at Unter den Linden 6. The Council meeting starts at 14.00 on July 16 ... (Full article) |
4 Dec 15 | European mathematics | |

## Geordie Williamson to Receive 2016 AMS Chevalley PrizeGeordie Williamson of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn, Germany) and the University of Sydney, will receive the inaugural AMS Claude Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory. Williamson is honored "for his work on the representation theory... (Full article) |
23 Nov 15 | Algebra, Algebraic and Complex Geometry | Prizes |

## Nominations for the 2016 Hermann Weyl Prize solicitedThe purpose of the Hermann Weyl Prize is to provide recognition for young scientists who have performed top level original work in the area of understanding physics through symmetries. The Prize, which is awarded every two years by the Standing... (Full article) |
23 Nov 15 | Lie Theory and Generalizations, Mathematical Physics | Calls |

## Cédric Villani member of SAM High Level GroupCédric 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 mathematicsSnapshots 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 AgolCongratulations 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 AccessThe 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 adoptedThe latest H2020 biannual Work Programme (2016-2017) was adopted and is now available via the... (Full article) |
2 Nov 15 | Calls | |

## Second Caucasian Mathematics ConferenceThe 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 |