News from the EMS

Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.

Prize for Basic Sciences from Spanish Bank to Ingrid Daubechies and to David Mumford

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”.

EMS-DMF Joint Mathematical Weekend, Aarhus(Denmark), April 5-7

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.

EWM and EMS 2014 Summer School at Institut Mittag-Leffler

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.

Venues for lectures by Tamar Ziegler, the EMS lecturer 2013

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.

EMS-IML summer Summer School 2013 on Bellman function techniques

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:

Wolf prize in mathematics awarded to Mostow and Artin

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.

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Spanish team establishes bijectivity of the Nash mapping for surfaces

The Nash problem was formulated in the sixties in the attempt to understand the relation between the structure of resolution of a singularities of an algebraic variety over a field of characteristic 0 and the space of arcs (germs of parametrized curves) in the variety. In 2003, two scientists from the United States and Japan (J. Kollar and S. Ishii) showed that this relation does not apply to objects with four or more dimensions.

CIM International Conferences and Advanced Schools Planet Earth, Portugal 2013

The International Center of Mathematics CIM is a partner institution of the International Program Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE 2013). CIM plans to organize and support several activities in the scope of International Program Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE 2013).

To this extent, CIM is organizing the following CIM International Conferences and CIM Advanced schools Planet Earth:

MECC 2013 - International Conference and Advanced School Planet Earth, Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change, 18-28 March 2013.

Special International Year of Statistics 2013: Video Released

The International Year of Statistics launch video is now available for you to view, use and distribute.
Created by SAS, the video does an excellent job portraying the many and varied ways that statistics impacts our lives.
Titled Improving Human Welfare in 2013 International Year of Statistics, the video is accessible via the SAS YouTube channel at:

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 to be launched on December 7

More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global problems, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis; climate change; sustainability; and pandemics. MPE2013 partners will sponsor workshops, research conferences, public lectures, outreach events, and educational opportunities for all ages. The initiative will be officially launched on December, 7.

Lars Hörmander 1931 -2012

Lars Hörmander, who received a Fields Medal in 1962, died November 25 at the age of 81. Hörmander was a powerful analyst who revolutionized the modern theory of partial differential equations. Among many other contributions, his theories of pseudodifferential operators and Fourier integral operators will have lasting value. He was a professor at Lund University from 1968 until his retirement in 1996 and served as director of the Mittag-Leffler Institute from 1984 to 1986.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

A chance for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in mathematics and computer science to meet Abel Laureates, Fields Medallists and Turing Prize Winners! See and attachment.

1st European-Nordic Congress of Mathematicians

The 26th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians will be held in Lund from 10 to 13 June 2013. In the tradition of the previous three meetings, the congress will be organised jointly with a partner society. In 2013, the partner will be the European Mathematical Society, thus making the congress the 1st European-Nordic Congress of Mathematicians.
Information, including the list of plenary speakers and a call for special sessions (Deadline: December 31, 2012):

ESF awards 14th European Latsis Prize to Uffe Haagerup

The European Science Foundation (ESF) has awarded this year’s European Latsis Prize to Professor Uffe Haagerup, an eminent mathematician at the University of Copenhagen. The theme for this year’s prize was “Mathematics” and Professor Haagerup was awarded the prize for his ground-breaking and important contributions to operator algebra, in addition to other new and challenging areas of mathematics. Funded by the Geneva-based Latsis Foundation, the European Latsis Prize is valued at 100,000 Swiss francs (€83,000).