News archive

Posted Classification Section

Abel Prize increased by 1.5 million NOK

The board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to increase the prize amount for the Abel Prize from 6 to 7.5 million NOK.

13 Dec 19

EMS e-news 33, December 2019

Editorial

 

Dear EMS members,

 

The world is in a period of fast transition which also affects societies like the EMS. This concerns not only the impact on our research of digitalization and artificial intelligence, ... (Full article)

10 Dec 19 e-News

Abel Symposium 2020

The Abel committee hosts an Abel Symposium in connection with the Abel committee meeting. The symposium in 2020 will take place on the 12th of January at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

9:40-10:00 Opening Remarks by Hans Petter Graver,... (Full article)
10 Dec 19

PROMYS Europe 2020

PROMYS Europe is designed to encourage mathematically ambitious students who are at least 16 to explore the creative world of mathematics. Participants tackle fundamental mathematical questions within a richly stimulating and supportive... (Full article)

9 Dec 19

Call for Applications for Chair at AIMS in Rwanda

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for a German Research Chair for Mathematics and its Applications at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda. In the coming years, the research chair will... (Full article)

9 Dec 19

EU Commissioner retitled to include "education" & "research"

Incoming EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel had been expected to have a remit of "Innovation and Youth". However after intensive lobbying by the EMS and others concerned that “education” and “research” were no longer explicitly represented, a last-... (Full article)

28 Nov 19

International Day of Mathematics March 14

The proclamation of March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics has been adopted by the Executive Council of UNESCO on November 26, 2019. It will have its first official celebration on March 14, 2020.

27 Nov 19

Terence Tao awarded Riemann Prize 2019

Terence Tao, University of California in Los Angeles, USA, has been announced as the first recipient of the Riemann Prize in Mathematics, awarded by the Riemann International School of Mathematics (RISM).

26 Nov 19

Call for Satellite Conferences of ICM2022 Saint Petersburg

The Organizing Committee of the ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg is calling for proposals to hold satellite conferences, workshops and schools either before or after the Congress.

21 Nov 19

Assaf Naor Receives 2019 Ostrowski Prize

Professor Assaf Naor, Princeton University, has been awarded the 2019 Ostrowski Prize in Higher Mathematics in recognition of his pioneering achievements at the interface of the geometry of Banach spaces, the structure of metric spaces and... (Full article)

12 Nov 19

Book Prize 2019

The Italian Mathematical Union (U.M.I) has established a Prize, sponsored by Springer-Verlag, of (gross) € 4000, to honour an excellent, original monograph in any field of mathematics. The applications must be sent to the U.M.I office (Piazza di... (Full article)

28 Oct 19

#WomenInMaths Twitter contest

In line with its commitment to gender equality and the promotion of scientific vocations among young women, BCAM launches the Twitter contest #WomenInMaths. The aim of this competition is to choose the name of the center's seminar room, in honour... (Full article)

30 Sep 19

EMS e-news 32, September 2019

Editorial

 

Dear EMS members,

 

Let me welcome you all back after a hopefully relaxing summer, with hopefully also a lot of great scientific activities. A mathematical highlight this summer was definitely the ICIAM congress... (Full article)

27 Sep 19 e-News

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

Pages