Recent News

Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 awarded to Lawler and le Gall

The winners of the Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 are Prof. Gregory Lawler, Chicago University, for his comprehensive and pioneering research on erased loops and random walks and Prof. Jean Francois le Gall, Paris Sud Orsay University, for his profound and elegant works on stochastic processes.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Abel Prize announcement March 19

The winner of the Abel Prize 2019 will be announced on the 19th of March at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast and can be watched on the Abel Prize website.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Decease of Prof. Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah FRS, honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh, has passed away on 11 January 2019, at the age of 89. He held many positions including Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, President of the Royal Society UK, Master of Trinity College in Cambridge, the founding Directorship of the Isaac Newton Institute and Chancellor of the University of Leicester. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Abel Prize in 2004.

Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Decease of Prof. Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Prof. Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Bt KBE FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge (UK), has passed away on 26 December 2018, at the age of 91. He was a leading number theorist of his generation.

Tue, 1 Jan 2019
Decease of Prof. Jean Bourgain

Prof. Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study Princeton (US), has passed away on 22 December 2018, at the age of 64. He obtained the Fields Medal in 1994. He was also awarded the Shaw Prize, the Crafoord Prize and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

Sun, 30 Dec 2018
Decease of Prof. Elias Stein

Prof. Elias M. Stein, Princeton University (US), has passed away on 23 December 2018, at the age of 87. He was a leading figure in the field of harmonic analysis.

Tue, 25 Dec 2018
The EMS condemns Taylor & Francis's attack on freedom of science

The European Mathematical Society has become aware of serious mistreatment by the publishing company Taylor & Francis of the Iranian mathematicians Abbas Fakhari and Mohammad Soufi.

Their paper "Saturation of Generalized Partially Hyperbolic Attractors" was submitted to the journal Dynamical Systems, passed the peer review process, after which it was accepted by the journal and posted online on Dec 3, 2018. See:

After this, the journal’s managing editor Justin Robinson informed the authors that the publishing house was unable to proceed with any further processing of their paper, due to the authors' nationality, in "compliance with laws and regulations applied by the UK, US, European Union, and United Nations jurisdictions with respect to countries subject to trade restrictions".

The EMS regards such an attack on freedom of science as absolutely unacceptable.

Actions of this type concern not only mathematics but every scientific and academic discipline, and threaten to return our society to the darkest moments of the last century.

Postscript: Responding to wide protests of the community, T&F told the authors that their paper will be published.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Open Call for Hirzebruch Lecture at 8ECM

The German Mathematical Society (DMV) and the European Mathematical Society (EMS) have jointly agreed to establish a “Hirzebruch Lecture" given as a part of the European Congresses of Mathematics. Nominations for the Hirzebruch Lecture at 8ECM can be sent until December 31, 2019.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018
EMS e-News 29, December 2018



- EMS Protest against the arrest of Betül Tanbay

The EMS issued a statement on 16th November 2018, strongly protesting the detention by the Turkish authorities of our Vice-President Elect Professor Betül Tanbay on 16th November. We are pleased to report that Betül has subsequently been released from custody. However we continue to have grave concerns about her situation, and are monitoring the situation. We are grateful for the many expressions of support and solidarity we have received from the community.


- EMS Newsletter N110 - December 2018

The latest edition of the EMS Newsletter is online now:


- Call for EMS prize nominations

At the 8th European Congress in Portoroz the traditional prizes will be awarded: ten EMS Prizes for young mathematicians, as well as the Felix Klein and Otto Neugebauer Prizes. The prize committees have been finalised and the community is encouraged to propose strong candidates for these distinctions.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Applications for participation at the 7th HLF are open

The 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in Heidelberg, Germany during September 22–27, 2019. At HLF all winners of the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM Prize in Computing are invited to attend. In addition, young and talented computer scientists and mathematicians are invited to apply for participation. Applications for participation at the 7th HLF are open until February 15, 2019, in three categories: Undergraduates, PhD Candidates, and PostDocs.

Fri, 23 Nov 2018