Recent News

Open calls for Satellite Events and Minisymposia for 8ECM

The open calls for Minisymposia and Satellite Events for the 8th Congress of mathematics at Portorož, Slovenia, has been published. The deadlines are February 1, 2019 for Satellite Conferences, and December 1, 2019 for Minisymposia. The call can be found here.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Petition to Support an Increase in Budget for Horizon Europe

The proposed EU budget for Horizon Europe (the successor framework to Horizon 2020) is smaller than expected, and puts Europe behind other advanced economies on scientific investment. Please consider signing this petition to increase it.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018
EMS on Open Access - Update July 2018

To react to ongoing discussion about the open access, in particular, those taking place at the ESOF in Toulouse, the EMS wants to reiterate its position with respect to this question, see document.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018
Edelsbrunner receives Wittgenstein Award

Prof. Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, has received the Wittgenstein Award, the most prestigious award for science and research in Austria.

Fri, 6 Jul 2018
Mateusz Kwaśnicki awarded 2018 EMS Gordin Prize

Mateusz Kwaśnicki, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, has received the 2018 EMS Gordin Prize, for his outstanding contributions to the spectral analysis of Lévy processes.

The EMS Gordin Prize honours the memory of Mikhail Gordin and is awarded to a junior mathematician from an Eastern Europe country working in probability or dynamical systems.

Thu, 5 Jul 2018
EMS e-News 27, June 2018



- The Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee met 23-25 March in Rome, on the kind invitation of the Italian Mathematical Union. The extensive discussion included the committees for the 2020 European Congress and preparations for the Council (see next item).


- Heading towards the Council

The EMS Council (the society’s governing body) will convene 23-24 June in Prague. It will approve the society’s budget and renew the Executive Committee, electing, in particular, the new President and one Vice-President. The delegates of the individual and corporate members have beem nominated and the council papers have been distributed.


- Presidents Meeting

The traditional meeting of Presidents of EMS member societies was generously hosted by the Irish Mathematical Society in Maynooth, 14-15 April. It included an interesting exchange of opinions, in particular, on relations between the EMS and national societies.


- Abel Prize 2018

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded 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". He received the prize from His Majesty King Harald V at a ceremony in Oslo on 22 May 2018.


- June Newsletter

Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Kashiwara awarded 2018 Kyoto Prize in Mathematics

Prof. Masaki Kashiwara, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in the field of Basic Sciences - Mathematical Sciences, for "outstanding contributions to a broad spectrum of modern mathematics: advancement of D-module theory from its foundation".

Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Prize sponsors an annual global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics. The competition is called the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, and it invites students ages 13 to 18 to create original videos that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics.
The winner will be awarded a $\$ $250,000 educational prize. The science teacher who inspired the winning student will win $\$ $50,000, and the winner’s school will receive a state-of-the art science lab valued at $\$ $100,000. The deadline for submissions is July 1 2018.

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
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