Recent News

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 ellected 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
Asking for proposals for 2018 at CIEM, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings, is an initiative of the University of Cantabria whose goal is to promote quality mathematical research, be it in its more basic or its more applied and computational aspects, with special emphasis to multidisciplinar ventures. It has organized 130 events since its foundation, in 2006.

The CIEM is now seeking activity proposals for the year 2018. All individuals and groups interested in organizing a workshop, meeting, advanced course, etc. are invited to ask for the CIEM to allocate that event in its annual program. The candidate events must be thematically related to mathematics or close fields (computer science, theoretical physics,..) and their quality be guaranteed by a scientific and/or organizing committee. Their length should preferably be one week (Monday to Friday), but three-day meetings and, exceptionally, two-week meetings are also allowed.

The CIEM offers its resources (lecture room for 100 people, smaller meeting rooms, internet wifi, computer room, etc) plus logistic and monetary support for the organization, accommodation, etc.

Thu, 15 Jun 2017
2018 CIMPA Research Schools Programme

The 21 research schools CIMPA 2018 are now set. You can find them here. The registrations are opened.

Sat, 3 Jun 2017
EMS e-News 23, June 2017


* 8ECM Preparation
As a part of preparation for the 8th European Congress of Mathematics in 2020, member societies have been asked to propose candidates for members of the congress scientific and prize committees.

* Presidents’ Meeting
The traditional annual meeting of the Presidents of EMS member societies convened in April in Lisbon on the kind invitation of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática. As usual it was an opportunity for useful discussions, focused this year on open access and on EMS policies in our increasingly turbulent world.

* Abel Prize 2017
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the  2017 Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the 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”. Yves Meyer received the prize from His Majesty King Harald V in Oslo on 23 May. Pictures can be found at:


Fri, 2 Jun 2017
Open Science Metrics Report

The EU Commission has recently published a report on Open Science Metrics:
Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science.

Mon, 29 May 2017
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