Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Another calendar page turns, and another year heads for the history books. We may have to wait a decade for the next prime numbered year, but many mathematical and mathematics-related events will occur much sooner. To begin with, the year we are entering has been declared The Year of Mathematical Biology, and I think this is a good omen. We are all now convinced that mathematics is omnipresent, but this truth has dawned in different ways in different fields. It took over two centuries from its first successful marriage with physics, before mathematics started to be applied seriously to biological and social systems. The explosive growth, over the last six or seven decades, of our knowledge of biological mechanisms provides strong motivation to focus on questions which mathematicians and biologists could address together.
There will be many events over the year, such as the European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology in Lisbon (the programme of which includes the annual lecture jointly organized by the EMS and the Bernoulli Society), the EMS Joint Mathematical Weekend in Joensuu, summer schools, and a great deal more.

The year 2018 will be also important in the life of our society. As happens every second year, the EMS Council (our highest authority) will meet to discuss both our...

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  • Open calls from EMS Committee for Developing Countries

    ERCE call 5 opens. ERCE (Emerging Regional Centres of Excellence) is a label awarded by the EMS to centres showing an outstanding level in its area of influence in research and education. ERCE centres are selected among those which play an important role in training students in their region particularly coming from less developed areas and countries. The EMS Committee for Developing Countries is now opening a new call for applications.

  • Call for nominations for Ramanujan Prize 2018

    The Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country who is less than 45 years of age and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country. The Prize is funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India (DST). It is administered jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the DST. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 1 February 2018. Nominations are made through the online system.

  • Announcement of the next meeting of the EMS Council Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018

    The EMS Council meets every second year. The next meeting will be held in Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018 at Balling Hall at the National Library of Technology (Technická 2710/6, 160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice). The Council meeting starts at 14.00 on June 23 and ends at lunch time on June 24.

    More information can be found from the Council webpage:


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