Maryam Mirzakhani (1977 - 2017)

The Women in Mathematics Committee of the EMS is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Maryam Mirzakhani on July 14. Her work was recognized  worldwide by the international mathematical community, in particular through the award of the Fields medal in 2014 "for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces". She was the first female mathematician and the first scientist from Iran to win the Fields medal. We have lost a great mathematician and a woman who was able to achieve the highest peaks through her stunning mathematical works. Maryam Mirzakhani illuminated the community of women mathematicians and her memory will always live with us. Her life was too short, but it is a flash of light that will last forever.

The Women in Mathematics Committee sends its deep condolences to her daughter and her husband, and to all her family, friends and collaborators.

From the President

Message from the President, January 1, 2017 (31 Dec 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President (4 Jan 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President (6 Jan 15)

Dear members of the EMS,

let me start by wishing you happy new year marked by good health and humour, as well as by some inspirative  ideas. Opening a new  four-year cycle in the life of our society, I have the opportunity to greet all of you when assuming the EMS presidency. It was your  decision, through the Council delegates, which put me into this role, and I feel a deep gratitude for your trust and at the same time  a grave responsibility thinking of what the job requires.