**Horizon 2020**

We would like to draw your attention to the petition coordinated by Initiative for Science in Europe with the goal of protecting research funding under Horizon 2020, and in particular for the ERC.

To sign the petition, go to http://www.no-cuts-on-research.eu

**News from EMS Newsletter**

The Newsletter #86 will be available online on December 1st http://www.ems-ph.org/journals/journal.php?jrn=news

In this issue :

Algebraic Tools for Evolutionary Biology, by M. Casanellas

Public Key Cryptography, Number Theory and Applications, by P. Mihailescu, M. Th. Rassia

The Hirsch Conjecture Has Been Disproved: An Interview With Francisco Santos, by E. Miranda

**Meeting of Presidents of European mathematical societies**

6.4.2013, Aarhus, Denmark, http://projects.au.dk/presidents-ems

**EMS website www.euro-math-soc.eu**

The EMS website has now many users. In particular, the job announcements are frequently visited. The job page www.euro-math-soc.eu/jobs.html is thus attractive for both advertisers and applicants.

**Collaborators solicited**

For the further development of the web site, including blogs discussing topics of wide interest among mathematicians, the EMS seeks participants in an editorial board for the web page. Please apply to vice-president Martin Raussen: raussen@math.aau.dk .

**Applied Mathematics Committee**

**Meetings**

The next meeting will take place in Paris, in January 2013. Since 2010, the committee meets every year.

**Activities**

European Summer Schools in Applied Mathematics (ESSAM)

Four schools are organized every year. One by CIME (Italy), one by IMPAN (Poland), one by the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology on mathematical biology, and a last one by the Louis Bachelier Institute on financial mathematics.

Conclusion of the Forward Look on Mathematics and Industry (FLMI)

The final report of this project funded by the ESF was presented in Brussels in December 2010. The book “Success stories in industrial mathematics”, published by Springer, was presented in Dublin in October 2011. Information and documents of the project can be found at http://www.ceremade.dauphine.fr/FLMI/

Participation in the preparation of a European project for an e-infrastructure on Mathematics and industry (VEIMI).

The committee acts as advisory group for the EMS Executive Committee on matters related with applied mathematics. The committee has participated in drafting the programme of the First EMS-IAMP Summer School on Mathematical Physics, in producing a list of experts in applied mathematics to help with the evaluation of EU proposals, in suggesting names for committees with relations with the EMS, like ICIAM, etc.

*Maria J. Esteban
Chair, Applied Mathematics Committee
Web page: http://www.ceremade.dauphine.fr/EMS-Applied_Mathematics_Committee/*

**Breaking news**

**Committee on Education**

The Committee is organizing a Conference on March 14–15, 2013 in Berlin "Friends of Mathematics Education - A European Initiative -" to which all European foundations, NGOs and institutions which are engaged in mathematics education, are invited. Contact: Prof. Dr. Guenter Toerner, Chair of EMS Committee on Education) guenter.toerner@uni-due.de

**Committee for Developing Countries (CDC)**

The CDC is launching a second call for applications or expressions of interest for the label "EMS Emerging Regional Centres of Excellence" (EMS-ERCE), deadline 28th February 2013. More details can be found on our website: http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/comm-develop.html or the next issue of the EMS Newsletter.

**Danish Mathematical Society (DMF) **

EMS-DMF Joint Mathematical Weekend: 5.4.-7.4.2013, Aarhus, Denmark http://projects.au.dk/emsweekend

**Catalan Mathematical Society **

Carles Simó (Universitat de Barcelona) has been awarded the National Prize in Research by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, funded by the Government of Catalonia.

**Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SMAI)**

CNAM (www.cnam.fr), Paris, January 11, 2013. A Mathematics Career Fair dedicated to facilitate contacts between students, companies, and research organizations. More information can be found on http://smai.emath.fr/forum-emploi

**French Society of Statistics (SFdS) **

The Society is a partner of the International Year of Statistics (Statistics 2013). See http://www.statistics2013.org/

**French Mathematical Society (SMF) **

The French mathematical community feels very concerned by the future of scientific publishing. " Open access : A Warning on the Inherent Flaws of the « Author Pay » Model " is a declaration issued jointly by the three French mathematical societies (SFDS, SMAI, SMF) in Summer

2012. http://smf.emath.fr/content/open-access-et-système-auteur-payeur The paper is available on

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/node/3024

**Portuguese Mathematical Society**

Developed by the Portuguese Mathematical Society, “Isto é Matemática” (“This is Mathematics”) is a new and innovative television show about Mathematics. Rogério Martins, teacher and researcher, demonstrates in a creative and energetic way, how mathematics is all around us.

Watch the videos at the address http://www.youtube.com/user/istoematematica

**Royal Spanish Math. Society **

From October 5th to 7th, 2012, the fourth Iberian Mathematical Meeting was held at Valladolid (Spain), focusing on the topics: Computational Algebra and Applications, Probability and Stochastic Processes, and Mathematics and Life Sciences. This was a joint meeting of Sociedade Portuguesa de Matematica (SPM) and the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME). Full details can be found on the website http://www.imm4.uva.es

**Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics **

The XV Jacques-Louis Lions Spanish-French School on Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering took place last September in Torremolinos-Málaga with 81 participants from 11 countries. A special session in memory of Prof. Antonio Valle and the society awards ceremony were part of the School activities.

**Institute of Mathematics and its Applications**

Go to http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar.cfm for information on all Institute of Mathematics and its Applications conferences.

**Most recent Books**

**Geometry and Arithmetic **

Carel Faber, Gavril Farkas and Robin de Jong, Editors

October 2012

**Large Scale Geometry **

Piotr W. Nowak and Guoliang Yu

October 2012

**Contributions to Algebraic Geometry **

Piotr Pragacz, Editor

August 2012

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