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New ERC Advanced Grant results

In its sixth and last Advanced Grant competition under the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), the European Research Council
(ERC) is awarding over €660 million to 284 senior research leaders, among them 11 mathematicians. They... (Full article)

27 Sep 13

Daubechies wins Nemmers Prize 2012

Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies' passion as an educator and her work on wavelets, which help with data and image processing... (Full article)

30 Apr 12

Institut Mittag-Leffler - Call for proposals

Institut Mittag-Leffler issues a Call for proposals for programs in the mathematical sciences for the academic year 2015/16.
The deadline to submit proposals is 4 February 2013.
Further information:... (Full article)

14 Sep 12

Shaw Prize 2011 awarded to Christodoulou and Hamilton

The Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences 2011 is awarded in equal shares to Demetrios Christodoulou (ETH Zurich) and to Richard S Hamilton (Columbia Univ., NY) for their highly innovative works on nonlinear partial differential equations in... (Full article)

14 Jun 11

EMS on Open Access - Update July 2018

To react to ongoing discussion about the open access, in particular, those taking place at the ESOF in Toulouse, the EMS wants to reiterate its position with respect to this question, see... (Full article)

10 Jul 18

Decease of Prof. K. S. Chandrasekharan

Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan, professor at ETH Zurich, and a founding faculty member of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), has passed away at age 96, on 13 April 2017. He is known for his work in number theory... (Full article)

6 May 17

MPE2013 moves into Mathematics of Planet Earth

On January 1, 2014, the international project “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) will continue as “Mathematics of Planet Earth” (MPE). The objectives remain unchanged – identify fundamental research questions about Planet Earth and... (Full article)

11 Dec 13

2. day of EMS council in Krakow

The second day of the EMS council in Krakow started with elections with the following results:
Vice-presidents (2013-16): Franco Brezzi, Martin Raussen
New members-at-large of the executive committee (2013-16): Laurence Halpern, Gert-... (Full article)

1 Jul 12

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 to be launched on December 7

More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global... (Full article)

6 Dec 12

Mario Wschebor 1939-2011

Mario Wschebor, Professor at the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay), passed away on the 16th of September 2011. After graduation in Uruguay, Wschebor moved to France to pursue his education in analysis and probability. In 1972, he... (Full article)

19 Sep 11

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

BIRS-CMO running despite earthquakes in Mexico

Despite of the tragic and devastating earthquakes that hit Mexico, all current BIRS (Banff International Research Station) workshops hosted by Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) have not been affected, and that all future workshops will be proceeding... (Full article)

24 Sep 17

Rolf Schock Prize 2014 to Yitang Zhang

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Rolf Schock Prize 2014 in the field of mathematics, amounting to 600.000 SEK (almost 70.000 €), to Professor YITANG ZHANG, University of New Hampshire, USA, “for his spectacular... (Full article)

19 Feb 14

Nominations for next President of the European Research Council solicited

The independent search committee set up by the European Commission for the selection of the future President of the European Research Council (ERC) is consulting the scientific community on potential candidates. The ERC President will chair the... (Full article)

4 Feb 13

European Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics

At a recent event held in Dublin, Ireland, the significant contribution of mathematics to the solving of problems in industry across Europe was highlighted with the launch of the book ‘European Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics’.
... (Full article)

26 Nov 11

Report on "Mathematics for Digital Science" published

As a result of an online consultation and a one-day workshop in Brussels on Mathematics for Digital Science, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology has now published a report on the... (Full article)

16 Dec 14

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

The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in Heidelberg, Germany during September 23 – 28, 2018. At HLF all winners of the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM Prize in Computing... (Full article)

17 Nov 17

New Poincaré Chair at Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP)

The IHP at Paris has started a new program called Poincaré chair, financed for the next five years by funds from the Clay Mathematics Institute that had been reserved for the solution of the Poincaré conjecture. The initiative will allow to... (Full article)

2 Apr 13

ERC advanced grants to 294 senior top researchers in Europe

With a budget of just over €660 million, the European Research Council (ERC) is funding 294 top researchers in the fourth competition for its coveted Advanced Grants. This Advanced Grant call attracted 2284 proposals, which is a 13% rise from the... (Full article)

24 Jan 12

The IMU Prizes Winners Announced

The IMU prize winners have been announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 in Hyderabad, India. Fields Medalists are Elon Lindenstrauss, Ngô Bào Châu, Stanislav Smirnov, Cédric Villani. Nevanlinna Prize winner is Daniel... (Full article)

19 Aug 10

Call for Nominations for the Ramanujan Prize 2017

The Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country who is less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the
year of the award, and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country.

The... (Full article)

23 Nov 16

1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum with many top mathematicians and Computer Scientists

38 Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates confirmed their attendance at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013. The laureates will meet 200 of the most talented young researchers in the fields... (Full article)

19 Jun 13

Abel Prize announcement on March 21

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, will announce the winner of the 2012 Abel Prize on the 21st of March. The chair of the Abel committee, Ragni Piene, will then state the reasons for the... (Full article)

16 Mar 12

George Boole 200: Boole2School

On the occasion of George Boole's bicentenary the University College Cork (UCC, Ireland) has created Boole2School with the objective to grow awareness among children and students of the impact of science in modern life, exemplified by the... (Full article)

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