Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) announced their 2011 prizes on Sep 20, 2010. The prizes will be awarded at the opening ceremony of the 2011 ICIAM Congress in Vancouver, Canada. For details about the winners, please see http://www.iciam.org/prizes2011.html
One million Swiss Francs (around EUR 760.000, USD 980.000, GBP 640.000) for Mathematics (pure or applied). Half of the amount must be destined by the winner to research projects.
Milan, 6 September 2010 - The names of the 2010 Balzan Prizewinners were announced today in a public event:
Jacob Palis (Brazil), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, National Institute of pure and applied Mathematics (IMPA), for Mathematics (pure or applied)
Shinya Yamanaka (Japan/USA), Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, for Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Applications
The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has issued a document providing best practice guidelines for the running of mathematical journals. The document can be found at http://www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/CEIC/bestpractice/bpfinal.pdf . The document was endorsed by the IMU General Assembly held August 16-17, 2010 in Bangalore, India.
The IMU prize winners have been announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 in Hyderabad, India. Fields Medalists are Elon Lindenstrauss, Ngô Bào Châu, Stanislav Smirnov, Cédric Villani. Nevanlinna Prize winner is Daniel Spielman. Gauss Prize winner is Yves Meyer. Chern Medal winner is Louis Nirenberg.
The call for nominations for the Abel Prize 2011 has been announced. The deadline to be considered for the 2011 prize is September 15, 2010. For further information and online nomination form, please see http://www.abelprisen.no/en/abelprisen/retningslinjer.html
Individual members of the EMS get free access to Zentralblatt MATH online at http://www.zentralblatt-math.org/zbmath/. To obtain login and password please contact Olaf Teschke (email@example.com).
On Saturday, July 10, 2010, the Council of the EMS unanimously elected Prof. Marta Sanz-Solé as new President of the EMS. She will serve her four year term starting January 1, 2011, thereby succeeding the present president, Prof. Ari Laptev. For further information about the new president please see http://www.mat.ub.es/~sanz/
Grigoriy Perelman of St. Petersburg, Russia has declined the USD 1,000,000 Millennium Prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) [ http://www.claymath.org/ ]. In March 2010 the CMI had announced that Perelman was the recipient of the prize for his resolution of the Poincaré conjecture, one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems. For further information, please consult http://www.claymath.org/poincare/index.html
Professor Vladimir Arnold, one of the most prominent mathematicians of the last century, passed away on June 3, 2010 in Paris. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Arnold
The French mathematician Paul Malliavin passed away on June 3 at the age of 84.
He was professor emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) and
member of the Academie des Sciences. A short biography can be found at
The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings) is now seeking activity proposals for the year 2011. CIEM is a joint initiative of the University of Cantabria and the Municipality of Castro Urdiales whose fundamental and fundational goal is to promote quality mathematical research, be it in its more basic or its more applied and computational aspects, with special emphasis to multidisciplinar ventures. It has been organizing some 10 to 15 events every year since its foundation, in 2006.
We regret to inform you that Prof. Andrzej Pelczar died on May 18, 2010. Prof. Pelczar was a strong proponent of European mathematics, serving as member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the European Mathematical Society. He was instrumental in securing the bid for the 6ECM in Krakow, July 2 - 7, 2012. For an obituary (in Polish), please see http://www.ii.uj.edu.pl/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01arti...
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) invites proposals for Research Programmes for the academic year 2012-2013.
CRM Research Programmes consist of periods ranging between three months and nine months of intensive research in a given area of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Researchers from different institutions are brought together to work on open problems and to analyse the state and perspectives of their area.
Guidelines and application instructions can be found at http://www.crm.cat/RPapplication.
The 2010 Call for Proposals for ESF-EMS-ERCOM Mathematics Conferences to be held in 2012 is open.
Details about the Call are given in
For on-line submission of proposals, go to
Submission deadline is September 15, 2010.
Up to four conferences taking place in one of the participating ERCOM Research Centres will be funded.
The European Science Foundation (ESF) has recently published a Call for outline proposals for the
the first EUROCORES programme in the field of Mathematics, focusing specifically on Graphs in Geometry and Algorithms, and in particular the following topics;
(i) Drawing graphs
(ii) Geometric representations of graphs
(iii) Skeletal structures and spatial decompositions
(iv) Combinatorics of discrete point sets
(v) Graphs of polytopal structures
For further details on eligibility and a copy of the Call text see: