Recent News

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) "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
Epstein and Trèves awarded Bergman Prize

Charles L. Epstein (University of Pennsylvania, US) and François Trèves (Rutgers University, US) have been awarded the 2016 Stefan Bergman Prize for their profound contributions to complex analysis and geometry.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017
EMS e-News 22, March 2017


- Scientists call for transparency, openness, and mobility
The EMS has signed an open letter from over forty European learned and professional societies expressing the community’s worries about recent political developments.

- The Executive Committee Meeting
The EMS Executive Committee will hold its regular spring meeting in 17-19th March in Bratislava. The agenda contains a number of items including a proposed merger of the Publications and Electronic Publishing Committees.

- Presidents Meeting
The traditional annual meeting of the presidents of EMS member societies convenes this year at the beginning of April in Lisbon on the kind invitation of the Portuguese Mathematical Society.

- ICM 2022
With great pleasure, the EMS notes that it is now guaranteed that the ICM will return to Europe after sixteen long years. The only two live bids for organising the 2022 congress are from Paris and Saint Petersburg.

Thu, 9 Mar 2017
2017 Brouwer Medal to Kenneth Ribet

The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) has awarded the 2017 Brouwer Medal to Prof. Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley) for "his contributions to number theory, in particular for the groundbreaking work in which he applies methods of algebraic geometry to number theoretical problems".

Thu, 2 Mar 2017
Decease of Prof. Igor Shafarevich

Prof. Igor Shafarevich, prominent Russian mathematician in the areas of algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry, passed away on 19 February 2017 in Moscow, at the age of 93.

Thu, 2 Mar 2017