Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
The 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2014) will take place in Seoul, Korea, August 13-21. The organizers invite individuals to pre-register online in order to receive email updates regarding the program, travel grants, local information and more.
Information: http://www.icm2014.org/ http://www.icm2014.org/signup/signup.asp
The European Council will agree on the EU budget for 2014-2020 in the next days. The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) and the European Research Council (ERC) share the strong concerns about cuts to the EU research budget expressed by Nobel laureates in their letter that was published across Europe last October. In a joint open letter, the two organisations call on Europe's leaders to approve the €80 billion funding programme for research and innovation.
The next W. K. Clifford Prize, an international scientific prize for young researchers, which intends to encourage them to compete for excellence in theoretical and applied Clifford algebras, their analysis and geometry, will be awarded at the 10th Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics (ICCA10) at Tartu (Estonia) in 2014.
Send nominations to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org . Nominations are due by 30 September 2013.
Information: http://www.wkcliffordprize.org .
The independent search committee set up by the European Commission for the selection of the future President of the European Research Council (ERC) is consulting the scientific community on potential candidates. The ERC President will chair the ERC Scientific Council and will be the voice and public face of the ERC. As such, s/he is expected to be a prominent advocate of frontier research and ambassador of European science within and beyond Europe, with the aim of strengthening further the ERC's performance and prestige and Europe's science base in frontier research.
Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint server arXiv. The project was publicly revealed yesterday in a blog post by Tim Gowers. The initiative, called the Episciences Project, hopes to show that researchers can organize the peer review and publication of their work at minimal cost, without involving commercial publishers.
The International Year Mathematics of Planet Earth will be officially launched at the UNESCO buildings in Paris on March 5. There will be brief speeches by, among others, Wendelin Werner representing the IMU and by Marta Sanz-Solé, the president of the EMS. Gert-Martin Greuel will present the Open Source platform of IMAGINARY. Awards will be presented to the winners of the MPE competition during a session chaired by Ehrhard Behrends. Another issue on the agenda is a panel discussion on "What can mathematics do for the planet?"
A conference with this title will be organized by the CENTER FOR CURRICULUM REDESIGN in collaboration with the CONFEDERATION OF SWEDISH ENTERPRISE and the OECD CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (CERI) in Stockholm, Sweden, April 22-24, 2013.
The programme features a selection of presentations and panels on many diverse aspects of mathematics curriculum development at all stages of the education sector.
The European Commission has recently issued a call for experts who may be appointed members of Horizon 2020 advisory groups. Individuals can apply as acting in personal capacity, as representing a common interest or as representing an organisation. Some of the advisory groups will certainly have an impact on European mathematics, e.g. Future and Emerging Technologies, Marie-Curie actions and Research infrastructures, including e-infrastructures.
The European Research Council ERC awarded €680 million to 302 senior research leaders in 24 countries across Europe in the latest competition for its prestigious advanced grants. Among the grant holders are 17 mathematicians from 9 European countries.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences goes this year, for the first time ever, to two mathematicians: to Ingrid Daubechies and David Mumford “for their works in pure mathematics, which have strongly influenced diverse fields of application ranging from data compression to pattern recognition”.
Information: http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/index.jsp http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/jurado/20...
At the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Danish Mathematical Society (DMF), the EMS and the DMF invite mathematicians to participate in a Joint Mathematical Weekend at Aarhus University from Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7.
The conference will comprise plenary talks by Henri Berestycki, CAMS/EHESS (F), Herbert Edelsbrunner, IST (A), Jeremy Gray, Open University (UK), Uffe Haagerup, Copenhagen University (DK), Carsten Thomassen, Technical University of DK.
Call for Proposals
European Women in Mathematics and the EMS Women in Mathematics Committee are pleased to invite proposals for a one week summer school at the Institut Mittag Leffler in Stockholm in summer 2014. A special feature of the summer school is that there will be a much larger than usual involvement by women. We expect that most or all of the organising committee, at least half the participants, and if possible the lecturers, should be female.
The EMS meetings committee has appointed Tamar Ziegler (Technion, Haifa, Israel) as EMS Lecturer in 2013. Prof. Ziegler is a specialist in ergodic theory and in number theory. She has collaborated with, amongst others, Vitaly Bergelson, Ben Green and Terence Tao. She will give a series of lectures under the title Dynamics and Number Theory at the
26th Nordic and 1st European-Nordic Conference of Mathematicians, at Lund, Sweden, 10-13 June 2013 and at the
16th General Meeting of EWM at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany, 2-6 September 2013.
The EMS and the Institute Mittag-Leffler at Djursholm/Stockholm, Sweden, announce a Summer School under the title "The Bellman function technique in harmonic analysis" to be held at IML in the week July 8-12, 2013.
Information, application form: http://www.mittag-leffler.se/summer2013/summerschools/bellman_function/
The Wolf prize for mathematics was awarded to Prof. George Mostow of Yale University for his fundamental and pioneering contribution to geometry and Lie group theory. He will share the prize with Prof. Michael Artin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was awarded the prize for his fundamental contributions to algebraic geometry, both commutative and non-commutative.