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Call for Proposals of two Thematic Programs 2021

Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute (EIMI) in Saint Petersburg opens a call for programs 2021. We expect to host two such programs during the... (Full article)

29 Jan 20

Decease of Louis Nirenberg

Prof. Louis Nirenberg, who was awarded the 2015 Abel Prize, died on 26 January 2020 at the age of 94. He made fundamental contributions to linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and their application to complex analysis and geometry... (Full article)

28 Jan 20

Legatiuk Awarded W.K. Clifford Prize

Dmitrii Legatiuk of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 W. K. Clifford Prize for his “significant contributions in Clifford analysis, including interpolation of monogenic functions, quaternionic operator... (Full article)

27 Jan 20

Decease of Prof. John Tate

Prof. John T. Tate, the 2010 Abel Prize winner who made fundamental contributions to algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry, died on 16 October 2019 at the age of 94.

22 Jan 20

MSC2020 available now

The revision of the Mathematical Sciences Classification System (MSC2020) has been now completed, by the editors of Zentralblatt MATH and American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Reviews. The revised classification is available... (Full article)

17 Jan 20

ERC Farewell from J-P. Bourguignon

In 1998 Jean-Pierre Bourguignon stood down as President of the European Mathematical Society. 21 years later he is stepping down as President of the European Research Council. We offer him our profound thanks for these years of service to... (Full article)

27 Dec 19

Jacob Bedrossian awarded 2020 Peter Lax Award

The Scientific Committee of the XVIII International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications (HYP2020) to be held in Málaga in June 22-26, 2020 has decided to institute the "Peter Lax Award" in honour of Lax's seminal... (Full article)

18 Dec 19

zbMATH to become Open Access

Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH) is the world’s most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. It is edited by the EMS, the Heidelberg... (Full article)

17 Dec 19

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



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



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