Recent News

Kollár and Voisin awarded Shaw Prize 2017

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2017 has been awarded ex aequo to János Kollár (Princeton University) and Claire Voisin (Collège de France) for "their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach".

Wed, 24 May 2017
European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved

European industrial doctoral program (EID) within Horizon 2020 approved:
Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Systems

Product development today is increasingly based on simulation and optimization of virtual products and processes (digital twins). To achieve best performance of mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization (MSO) techniques, a complete model hierarchy including reduced order models (ROM) would be needed. The main objective of this programme is, driven by industrial applications, to lift mathematical MSO and ROM to a new level of quality and to train the next generation of researchers in this approach.

The partners are from the academic sector TU Berlin/MATHEON (consortium leader), HU Berlin, U. Bremen, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, INRIA Paris, U. Linz, Polytechnico di Milano, Technological Institute of Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI) Santiago, SISSA Trieste, BU Wuppertal, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, as well as 11 industrial partners from 7 countries and the European Network EU-MATHS-IN. (Funds on the order of 2.8 Million Euro).

Sun, 7 May 2017
Decease of Prof. K. S. Chandrasekharan

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan, professor at ETH Zurich, and a founding faculty member of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), has passed away at age 96, on 13 April 2017. He is known for his work in number theory and summability and was given numerous awards including the Ramanujan Medal.

Sat, 6 May 2017
Decease of Prof. George Mostow

George D. Mostow, professor emeritus at Yale University, winner of the Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research and the Wolf Prize, died on 4 April 2017, at the age of 93.

Wed, 3 May 2017
March for Science

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. There will be local marchs on cities around the globe on April 22, 2017.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Pardon Receives NSF Waterman Award

John Pardon, Princeton University, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Alan T. Waterman Award for his "revolutionary, groundbreaking results in geometry and topology". The award carries with it a five-year, US$1,000,000 grant.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017
Central European University under threat

Hungarian Government introduced a draft motion which would finish Central European University, Budapest, to the Hungarian Parliament.
There is a campaign to protest available at
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Sun, 2 Apr 2017
ICM2018 Open Arms Program

For the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) the organizers have announced the ICM2018 Open Arms Program that will grant 550 travel awards, 200 of which to mathematicians working in countries in Latin America other than Brazil.

The program is sponsored by IMPA (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada), the Brazilian Mathematical Society, and the International Mathematical Union.

Applications to the program will be open from April 15 to July 20, 2017.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Abel Prize 2017 awarded to Yves Meyer

Yves Meyer (École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France) has been awarded the Abel Prize 2017 "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets". Yves Meyer was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science. Wavelet analysis has been applied in a wide variety of arenas as diverse as applied and computational harmonic analysis, data compression, noise reduction, medical imaging, archiving, digital cinema, deconvolution of the Hubble space telescope images, and the recent LIGO detection of gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes. Yves Meyer will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017
Hairer named Honorary KBE

Professor Martin Hairer FRS, University of Warwick, has been awarded an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The award of Knight Commander, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire rewards ‘contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service’ and is given in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017