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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

ERC joins arXiv

The European Research Council (ERC) announced that it has joined an international partnership supporting arXiv, one of the major scientific repositories in the areas of physics and mathematics
which is operated by Cornell University Library... (Full article)

23 Sep 13

Announcement of the next meeting of the EMS Council Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018

The EMS Council meets every second year. The next meeting will be held in Prague, June 23 and 24, 2018 at Balling Hall at the National Library of Technology (Technická 2710/6, 160 80 Praha 6 - Dejvice). The Council meeting starts at 14.00 on... (Full article)

20 Nov 17

ERC Starting Grant results: €800 million for over 536 early-career researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 536 early-career top researchers across Europe in the latest 'Starting Grant' competition, with a budget of almost €800 million. In this Starting Grant competition, 4741 applications were received... (Full article)

14 Sep 12

Norwegian Academy and seismic company PGS support mathematics in Norway and in Africa

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters have signed a cooperation agreement regarding support for measures to increase interest in mathematics in general and to improve competence in mathematics both in... (Full article)

28 Nov 11

Talks by the 2009 EMS Lecturer, Ingrid Daubechies is available

The talks by the 2009 EMS Lecturer, Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton), delivered at the European Women in Mathematics meeting (Novi Sad, Serbia, August 25-28, 2009), can be viewed here.

21 Jan 10

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

ICMI announces 2013 awards

The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) announces the following 2013 awards for outstanding achievement in mathematics education research:
• The Felix Klein Award, honoring a lifetime achievement, is awarded to... (Full article)

8 Dec 13

Decease of Prof. Jean-Louis Koszul

The french mathematician Jean-Louis Koszul died on 12 January 2018, at the age of 97. Jean-Louis Koszul was one of the founders of CIRM and president of SMF in 1978.

17 Jan 18

Lars Hörmander 1931 -2012

Lars Hörmander, who received a Fields Medal in 1962, died November 25 at the age of 81. Hörmander was a powerful analyst who revolutionized the modern theory of partial differential equations. Among many other contributions, his theories of... (Full article)

2 Dec 12

EMS lectures at Institut Mittag-Leffler of Karen Vogtmann

The EMS lectures at Inst Mittag-Leffler of Karen Vogtmann are fixed as follows:

Tuesday, March 6, 14:00-15:00
Wednesday, March 7, 14:00-15:00
Thursday, March 8, 14:00-15:00

Title: The topology and geometry of... (Full article)

26 Jan 12

IMU issues "Best Practice" document on journals

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has issued a document providing best practice guidelines for the running of mathematical journals. The document can be found at ... (Full article)

3 Sep 10

Chaire Poincaré: Call for proposals

Launched in January 2013 by the Institut Henri Poincaré (Paris) and the Clay Mathematics Institute, the Poincaré Chair offers exceptionally talented young mathematicians ideal working conditions to develop their scientific projects.
This 6... (Full article)

17 Feb 14

Episciences Project to launch series of community-run, open-access journals.

Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint server arXiv. The project was publicly revealed yesterday in a blog post by Tim Gowers. The initiative, called the... (Full article)

3 Feb 13

EMS-IAMP Summer school on Quantum Chaos

A summer school held at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, in the period 30 July - 3 August 2012, will present the research field of "quantum chaos" to an audience of graduate students, postdocs and young researchers. It is supported by... (Full article)

19 Mar 12

Decease of Prof. Ludwig Faddeev

Professor Ludwig Faddeev, Steklov Institute of Mathematics in Moscow, passed away on 26th of February, 2017. Renowned mathematical physicist and President of the International Mathematical Union 1987–1990, he obtained the Shaw Prize for... (Full article)

27 Feb 17

Decease of Anatoliy Skorokhod

Anatoliy Skorokhod, Professor of Michigan State University and an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, died on January 3, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan, USA. Skorokhod is famous for his work on the theory of stochastic... (Full article)

1 Mar 11

Petition to Support an Increase in Budget for Horizon Europe

The proposed EU budget for Horizon Europe (the successor framework to Horizon 2020) is smaller than expected, and puts Europe behind other advanced economies on scientific investment. Please consider signing... (Full article)

10 Jul 18

Lectures sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the EMS

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the European Mathematical Society have agreed to sponsor lectures between the two societies with the running theme "What can statistics/mathematics do for mathematics/... (Full article)

2 Apr 13

6ECM:Schedule online

The schedule for the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow in the first week of July is now available online at

11 May 12


The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings, is a joint initiative of the University of Cantabria and the Municipality of Castro Urdiales, Spain, whose goal is to... (Full article)

14 Jun 11

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

G8 Science Ministers met in London

On 12 June the Royal Society hosted the first ever G8 joint Science Ministers and national science academies meeting in London. The Ministers approved a statement which proposes to the G8 for consideration new areas for collaboration and... (Full article)

18 Jun 13

Heinz Hopf Prize 2011 to Michael Rapoport

The Heinz Hopf Prize 2011 at ETH Zurich has been awarded to Michael Rapoport (University of Bonn, Germany).
The award ceremony for the Heinz Hopf Prize 2011 will take place on October 25, 2011 at 6 pm in HG G60 (Aula); the prize will be... (Full article)

28 Sep 11

Abel in Paris Event, January 28th 2015

The Abel Committee will meet in Paris on the 26th and 27th of January. On the 28th of January there will be an "Abel in Paris"-event. All lectures will take place in the Amphithéâtre Hermite at the IHP. The event is free and open to the public.... (Full article)

6 Jan 15