Recent News

Caffarelli Wins 2018 Shaw Prize

Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2018 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences "for his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations such as the Monge–Ampère equation, and free-boundary problems such as the obstacle problem, work that has influenced a whole generation of researchers in the field."

Thu, 17 May 2018
Decease of Prof. Do Carmo

Prof. Manfredo P. Do Carmo, emeritus researcher at IMPA-Brazil, died on 30 April 2018 at the age of 89. He received the Brazilian National Prize for Science and Technology, the National Order of Scientific Merit, and The World Academy of Sciences Prize.

Wed, 2 May 2018
The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

ICIAM is part of an international study about the Gender Gap in Science, mainly funded by ICSU (International Council for Science), and managed by IMU (International Mathematical Union). This global survey is now open online. We encourage participation by answering this important survey.

Wed, 2 May 2018
Assaf Naor awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize

Assaf Naor, Princeton University, has been awarded the 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize for "his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms." The prize carries with it a cash award of US$200,000.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Call for nominations for 2020 ICMI Emma Castelnuovo Award

The Emma Castelnuovo Award for outstanding achievements in the practice of mathematics education will honor persons, groups, projects, institutions or organizations engaged in the development and implementation of exceptionally excellent and influential work in the practice of mathematics education.

Nominations must be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the Committee Konrad Krainer no later than March 31, 2019.

Mon, 9 Apr 2018
Prize Marc Yor 2018 awarded to Christophe Garban

The Prize Marc Yor 2018 has been awarded to Christophe Garban (Université Lyon 1), for his work in probability and statistical physics. The prize was instituted by SMAI (Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics) and SMF (Société Mathématique de France) and it is patronized by the French Académie des sciences.

Tue, 3 Apr 2018
Open Letter of Support for Students Arrested at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey

Members of academic communities around the world strongly oppose the recent arrests and harassment of students at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. A support letter can be signed here.

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
Call for mini-symposia at ICIAM 2019

The call for organizing mini-symposia at the ICIAM 2019 congress is now open. Please visit the webpage for details and online submissions.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018
Abel Prize 2018 awarded to Robert P. Langlands

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory”. Robert Langlands will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo on 22 May. Langlands’ insights were radical and serve to bridge the mathematical areas of number theory and harmonic analysis, which had previously been considered as unrelated. It led to a project named the Langlands program, whose depth and breadth have grown and are frequently described as a grand unified theory of mathematics.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018
EMS e-News 26, March 2018

EMS e-News 26, March 2018




- The Executive Committee’s retreat

The EMS’s Executive Committee (EC) met on 5-7 January 2018 in the Finnish resort of Koli for a one-off retreat to discuss long-term strategy (without the pressure of the overflowing agenda that accompanies regular EC meetings).


- Heading towards the Council

The EMS’s highest body, the Council, will convene 23-24 June 2018 in Prague. By mid-March nominations for delegates, representing both the corporate and individual members are to be made. Among other tasks, the Council meeting will renew the Executive Committee, elect the new President and one Vice-President.


- Presidents meeting

The traditional meeting of the presidents of the EMS’s member societies will hosted by the Irish Mathematical Society in Maynooth, 14-15 April 2018.


- The Year of Mathematical Biology

2018 is the Year of Mathematical Biology, and the programme was opened with the EMS Joint Mathematical Weekend in Joensuu (Finland). There wil be many other activities devoted to mathematical biology over the the year. See next item.





European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018