European mathematics

ERC plan for 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2018 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.86 billion, most of which earmarked for early- to mid-career researchers. In addition, the ERC is reintroducing Synergy Grants, the funding scheme for groups of two to four scientists who jointly address ambitious research problems. Two grant competitions – for Starting Grants and for Synergy Grants – open today.

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 conclusions are:
The focus will remain on collaboration in the mathematical sciences as currently exists.
The aim will be to sustain collaboration in the mathematical sciences with EU and international partners on an equally open and reciprocal basis.

 

 

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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 closing ceremony to protest against the current treatment of academics by the Turkish government.
The government-imposed travelling ban had a direct impact on the congress's scientific program, as valued participants were unable to attend.

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 Calvez (ENS Lyon, France), Guido De Philippis (SISSA Trieste, Italy), Peter Scholze (Bonn, Germany), Peter Varjú (Cambridge, UK), Thomas Willwacher (ETH Zurich, CH), James Maynard (Oxford, UK), Hugo Duminil-Copin (Geneva, CH), Geordie Williamson (MPI Bonn, Germany).

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) and Portoroz (Slovenia) presented two attractive proposals to council on July 17.
The outcome of the subsequent vote was that European mathematicians will meet for the 8ECM in Portoroz during the week 5-11 July 2020.

"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 report that was recently published:

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 hosted by the Janos Bolyai Society and the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics. Among other issues, problems of mathematical education throughout Europe will be a focal point for the meeting.

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