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EMS e-News 30, March 2019




Dear members of the EMS,

This is a short summary of my vision for the EMS in the next four years.

Although the EMS is a well-functioning society, there is always room for improvement and there... (Full article)

25 Mar 19 e-News

International Prize in Statistics Awarded to Bradley Efron

The International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Bradley Efron, professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University, in recognition of the "bootstrap", a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of... (Full article)

22 Mar 19

Abel Prize 2019 awarded to Karen Unlenbeck

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2019 to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin, USA “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge... (Full article)

19 Mar 19

Open Call for Vasil A. Popov Prize

The call for nominations for 9th Vasil A. Popov Prize is open until January 31, 2020. The prize is aimed to an outstanding young approximation theorist who did not have their terminal degree on January 31, 2014. It will be awarded at the... (Full article)

19 Mar 19

Request for comments from the ICM Structure Committee

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is widely considered to be the premier conference for mathematicians. In the last few years there has been discussion regarding ways in which the process for structuring the ICM and inviting... (Full article)

23 Feb 19

Response of EMS to potential changes for ERC

According to the EU news, a reorganisation of the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission is... (Full article)

20 Feb 19

Survey by the EMS Education Committee

Student transition from school-level mathematics to university-level mathematics, often referred to as the secondary-tertiary transition
(STT) is an enduring, complicated and multi-faceted process. The EMS Education Committee is conducting... (Full article)

15 Feb 19

Feedback from the EMS on the Implementation of Plan S

The mathematical community has been for a long time on the forefront of establishing an accessible, efficient, fair and transparent scholarly publishing system. The EMS and its Publications and Electronic Dissemination Committee are in favour of... (Full article)

8 Feb 19

Open Position for Managing Editor of EMS - Publishing House in Berlin

The European Mathematical Society has today signed the founding papers for the European Mathematical Society- EMS- Publishing House in Berlin which will be the successor of the current EMS PH located in Zürich. Many thanks to Thomas Hintermann,... (Full article)

6 Feb 19

Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC-III)

The third Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC-III) will be organized in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on August 26-29, 2019, under the auspices of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) on the base of Southern Federal University and with cooperation... (Full article)

4 Feb 19

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... (Full article)

17 Jan 19

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... (Full article)

15 Jan 19

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... (Full article)

12 Jan 19

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.

1 Jan 19

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... (Full article)

30 Dec 18

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.

25 Dec 18

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... (Full article)

12 Dec 18

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... (Full article)

10 Dec 18

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... (Full article)

10 Dec 18 e-News

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... (Full article)

23 Nov 18

EMS protest against the detention of Betül Tanbay

The European Mathematical Society is outraged at the news that the Turkish police have detained, in Istanbul on the morning of 16th November 2018, Professor Betül Tanbay, a member of the EMS Executive Committee. We are incredulous at the... (Full article)

16 Nov 18

Call for Nominations for Prizes to be awarded at ECM2020

The following calls are open:

Call for Nominations of Candidates for The Felix Klein Prize, deadline December 31, 2019. Call for Nominations of Candidates for Ten EMS Prizes, deadline November 1, 2019. Call for Nominations of Candidates for... (Full article)
10 Nov 18

Call for Bids for the 9ECM

Outline bids from mathematicians to organize the 2024 Congress are now invited, and should reach the EMS Secretariat by 28 February 2019.

These bids need only be outline bids giving a clear idea of the... (Full article)

10 Nov 18

2019 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Lafforgue

Prof. Vincent Lafforgue, CNRS and Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes, has been awarded the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics "for ground breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program... (Full article)

9 Nov 18

Call for bids to host the International Day of Mathematics website

The IMU is leading the project to declare an International Day of Mathematics (IDM) on March 14 ("Pi Day"). If UNESCO decides to proclaim the IDM, the first celebration is expected to be on March 14 in 2020. Now the IMU is inviting bids to host... (Full article)

12 Oct 18