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Open Letter to the European Commission

 

The European Mathematical Society is concerned that in the new European Commission the areas of "education" and "research" are no longer explicitly represented, but instead are subsumed into "innovation and youth".

We... (Full article)

19 Sep 19

Luigi Ambrosio Awarded 2019 Balzan Prize

Prof. Luigi Ambrosio, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy), has been awarded the 2019 Balzan Prize for his astonishing capacity for synthesis that has made possible to create hitherto unimaginable bridges between partial differential... (Full article)

9 Sep 19

EMS Mathematics Journalistic Article Competition 2020

The EMS announces the competition MJAC-2020 on writing a journalistic expository article of philosophical reflection, investigation and expression of ideas on the subject “Mathematics is Everywhere”, open to students in primary or secondary... (Full article)

7 Sep 19

2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics awarded to Alex Eskin

The 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Prof. Alex Eskin, University of Chicago, for revolutionary discoveries in the dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including the proof of the “magic wand... (Full article)

7 Sep 19

Call for Proposals for Special Sessions at the Joint AMS-SMF-EMS Conference, Grenoble 2021

The Call for Proposals for special sessions for the 2021 AMS-SMF-EMS Joint International Meeting to be held in Grenoble, France, in July 2021 is open. The deadline for special session proposals is April 15, 2020.

20 Aug 19

Update on the arrest of Tuna Altinel & report from the court

Tuna Altinel, EMS member and Professor at the Université Lyon 1 in France, was imprisoned in Turkey on 11th May. At the time, the EMS issued a statement... (Full article)

19 Aug 19

Open call for Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

The National Academy of Sciences has established a newly named Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics (formerly the NAS Award in Mathematics, which was established in 1988 by the American Mathematical Society in honor of its centennial). The... (Full article)

21 Jul 19

The EMS Publishing House is moving to Berlin

The EMS Publishing House is now moving to Berlin. Its headquarters will be located in the TU Berlin mathematics building and will be headed by André Gaul (CEO) and Vera Spillner (Editorial Director). The new EMS Publishing House leadership team... (Full article)

16 Jul 19

ICM2020 website

The website of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022, July 6-14, in Saint Petersburg, is now operational.

4 Jul 19

EMS e-News 31, June 2019

Editorial

Dear EMS members,

The last months have been full of activities. Here I would like to mention a few.
A highlight was the award of the Abel Prize to Karen Uhlenbeck, the first female recipient, on May 21. This was followed... (Full article)

12 Jun 19 e-News

Shaw Prize 2019 awarded to Michel Talagrand

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2019 has been awarded to Michel Talagrand, Sorbonne University, France, for his work on concentration inequalities, on suprema of stochastic processes and on rigorous results for spin glasses.

21 May 19

EMS Statement on the Arrest of Prof Tuna Altinel

Last week the mathematician Tuna Altinel, member of the European Mathematical Society and professor at the Université Lyon 1 in France, was arrested in Turkey after he had his passport extracted by the police. Tuna Altinel was one of the... (Full article)

14 May 19

Diderot Mathematical Forum

A Diderot Mathematical Forum on "Mathematics & Architecture" will be held on 8th June in 3 cities simultaneously: Helsinki, Porto, & Prague.

7 May 19

Reports on Impact of Mathematics

Several countries have released reports on the impact of Mathematics in society:

Socio-economic impact of mathematical research and... (Full article)
19 Apr 19

W.K. Clifford Prize Call for Nominations

W.K. Clifford Prize 2020 --- CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The W.K. Clifford Prize is an international scientific prize designed to encourage young researchers to compete for excellence in theoretical and applied Clifford algebras, their... (Full article)

29 Mar 19 Algebra, Analysis and its Applications, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics in Science and Technology

The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics - BCAM launches a photography contest to celebrate its 10th anniversary

The Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics - BCAM has organized several scientific and disseminative activities to commemorate its 10 years of trajectory dedicated to research and knowledge transfer on applied mathematics. Among these activities... (Full article)

26 Mar 19 Algebra, Algebraic and Complex Geometry, Analysis and its Applications, Combinatorics, Control Theory and Optimization, Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations, Geometry, History of Mathematics, Lie Theory and Generalizations, Logic and Foundations, Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics, Mathematics in Science and Technology, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Topology

EMS e-News 30, March 2019

 

EDITORIAL

 

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

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