Recent News

Deadline for submitting projects to CIMPA close October 1

The deadline to submit a project for CIMPA Research School for 2019 is October 1, 2017. Visit the CIMPA website for further information.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Decease of Prof. Cathleen Morawetz

Cathleen Synge Morawetz, professor emerita at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, US, passed away on 8th of August 2017, at the age of 94. She was the second woman to serve as president of the AMS (1995-1996) and the first to receive the National Medal of Science (1998) for work in mathematics.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Decease of Landon Clay, founder of the Clay Mathematics Institute

Landon Clay, Founder of the Clay Mathematics Institute has passed away on 29 July 2017, at the age of 91.

He was responsible for the creation of the Millennium Prize Problems, that offer a million dollars for the solution of seven problems, which serve as reference points that allow mathematicians and non-mathematicians to glimpse that the frontiers of mathematics are alive and that challenge each generation to do great things.

Thu, 3 Aug 2017
ERC plan for 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2018 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.86 billion, most of which earmarked for early- to mid-career researchers. In addition, the ERC is reintroducing Synergy Grants, the funding scheme for groups of two to four scientists who jointly address ambitious research problems. Two grant competitions – for Starting Grants and for Synergy Grants – open today.

Thu, 3 Aug 2017
The Women in Mathematics Committee expresses their condolences for the death of Maryam Mirzakhani.

Maryam Mirzakhani (1977 - 2017)

The Women in Mathematics Committee of the EMS is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Maryam Mirzakhani on July 14. Her work was recognized  worldwide by the international mathematical community, in particular through the award of the Fields medal in 2014 "for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces". She was the first female mathematician and the first scientist from Iran to win the Fields medal. We have lost a great mathematician and a woman who was able to achieve the highest peaks through her stunning mathematical works. Maryam Mirzakhani illuminated the community of women mathematicians and her memory will always live with us. Her life was too short, but it is a flash of light that will last forever.

The Women in Mathematics Committee sends its deep condolences to her daughter and her husband, and to all her family, friends and collaborators.

Sun, 30 Jul 2017
Decease of Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University, US, passed away on 14th of July, 2017, at the age of 40. She has been the first woman and the first iranian mathematician to receive the Fields Medal, awarded in 2014.

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Sir Andrew Wiles awarded Copley Medal by Royal Society

Sir Andrew Wiles has been awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize, "for proving Fermat's Last Theorem, a major mathematical breakthrough of the 20th century."

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Decease of Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane

Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane, past president of the Société Mathématique de France, and specialist in harmonic analysis and probability, has passed away on 21 June 2017, at the age of 90.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Cédric Villani elected to the National Assembly of France

The French mathematician Cédric Villani, Fields Medal in 2010, and director of the Institut Henri-Poincaré Paris since 2009, has been elected to the National Assembly of France by the 5e circonscription de l'Essonne.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Plenary and invited lectures at ICM

The Organizing Committee of the ICM 2018 is proud to present the full list of speakers and sections for the Rio de Janeiro International Congress of Mathematicians. It can be found at

List of ICM 2018 plenary speakers:

Alex Lubotzky (Israel)
Andrei Okounkov (Russia/USA)
Assaf Naor (USA)
Carlos Gustavo Moreira (Brazil)
Catherine Goldstein (France)
Christian Lubich (Germany)
Geordie Williamson (Australia/Germany)
Gil Kalai (Israel)
Greg Lawler (USA)
Lai-Sang Young (USA)
Luigi Ambrosio (Italy)
Michael Jordan (USA)
Nalini Anantharaman (France)
Peter Kronheimer (USA) and Tom Mrowka (USA)
Peter Scholze (Germany)
Rahul Pandharipande (Switzerland)
Ronald Coifman (USA)
Sanjeev Arora (USA)
Simon Donaldson (UK/USA)
Sylvia Serfaty (France/USA)
Vincent Lafforgue (France)

Sat, 17 Jun 2017