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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 Prize

The 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 proposals

Cirm 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)


18 Feb 16 Calls

Diderot Mathematical Forum 2016: Biomedical Applications of Mathematics

Since 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 Programme

In 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 petition

Turkish 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 Eliashberg

The 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 Budapest

The 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:
Laure Saint-Raymond (École Normale Supérieure, Paris), for the development of asymptotic theories of partial differential equations, including the fluid limits of rarefied flows, multiscale... (Full article)

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 site

The 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 approaching

Grants 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 director

​The  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 2023

The 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 Zurich

On 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 solicited

The 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, 2016

The 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 Prize

Geordie 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 solicited

The 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 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