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Call for Bids for the 9ECM

Outline bids from mathematicians to organize the 2024 Congress are now invited, and should reach the EMS Secretariat by 28 February 2019.

These bids need only be outline bids giving a clear idea of the... (Full article)

10 Nov 18

2019 Breakthrough Prize awarded to Lafforgue

Prof. Vincent Lafforgue, CNRS and Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes, has been awarded the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics "for ground breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program... (Full article)

9 Nov 18

Call for bids to host the International Day of Mathematics website

The IMU is leading the project to declare an International Day of Mathematics (IDM) on March 14 ("Pi Day"). If UNESCO decides to proclaim the IDM, the first celebration is expected to be on March 14 in 2020. Now the IMU is inviting bids to host... (Full article)

12 Oct 18

International Day of Mathematics logo competition

The IMU is leading the project to declare an International Day of Mathematics (IDM) on March 14 ("Pi Day"). If UNESCO decides to proclaim the IDM, the first celebration is expected to be on March 14 in 2020. Now the IMU is inviting bids for the... (Full article)

12 Oct 18

ICIAM 2019: Calls for Minisymposia, Contributed Presentations and Financial Aid

Important announcements for the ICIAM 2019 Congress (Valencia, Spain, 15-19 July 2019):

Deadline for submission of mini-symposia: December 10th, 2018 (Extended). Contributed papers: January 7th, 2019. Contributed posters: April 1st, 2019.... (Full article)
1 Oct 18

EMS on new developments concerning Open Access

Two months ago the EMS reiterated its position on open access, see here.

While scientific publishing may move in this direction, any change of the system... (Full article)

1 Oct 18

Announcement of 2019 ICIAM Prizes

The 2019 ICIAM Prize winners are:

ICIAM Collatz Prize: Siddharta Mishra (ETH, Switzerland) ICIAM Lagrange Prize: George Papanicolau (Stanford University, USA) ICIAM Maxwell Prize: Claude Bardos (Université Paris Diderot, France) ICIAM... (Full article)
17 Sep 18

EMS e-News 28, September 2018



- The Council meeting

The EMS Council (our society’s highest authority) convened 23-24 June in Prague. It elected Volker Mehrmann as the new EMS President for 2019-2022. Betül Tanbay was elected as new... (Full article)

5 Sep 18 e-News

Prizes awarded at ICM2018

At the opening event of the 2018 International Congress of Mathematics in Rio, there have been awarded the following prizes:

Fields medals to: Caucher Birkar, Cambridge University (UK), Alessio Figalli,... (Full article)
2 Aug 18

Result of election for EMS EC in Prague

During the Council Meeting held in 23-24 June 2018 in Prague, the following were elected for the Executive Committee of the EMS for the period 2019-2022.

President - Volker Mehrmann Vicepresident - Betül Tanbay Secretary - Sjoerd Verduyn... (Full article)
30 Jul 18

Elections to IMU Executive Committee

During the IMU General Assembly, there was the election to IMU Executive Committee members. It was elected the President, Carlos E. Kenig, the Secretary General, Helge Holden, the Vicepresidents, Nalini Joshi and Loysio G. Nongxa, and 6 Members... (Full article)

30 Jul 18

Saint Petersburg will host the 2022 ICM

The General Assembly of the IMU, on its meeting on 29th July 2018 before the 2018 ICM at Rio de Janeiro, has chosen Saint Petersburg as the next venue for the 2022... (Full article)

30 Jul 18

SIAM Awards at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has given awards to distinguished applied mathematicians for their research and contributions at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting. We congratulate to all the... (Full article)

19 Jul 18

Open calls for Satellite Events and Minisymposia for 8ECM

The open calls for Minisymposia and Satellite Events for the 8th Congress of mathematics at Portorož, Slovenia, has been published. The deadlines are February 1, 2019 for Satellite Conferences, and December 1, 2019 for Minisymposia. The call can... (Full article)

16 Jul 18

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

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

Edelsbrunner receives Wittgenstein Award

Prof. Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, has received the Wittgenstein Award, the most prestigious award for science and research in Austria.

6 Jul 18

Mateusz Kwaśnicki awarded 2018 EMS Gordin Prize

Mateusz Kwaśnicki, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, has received the 2018 EMS Gordin Prize, for his outstanding contributions to the spectral analysis of Lévy... (Full article)

5 Jul 18

EMS e-News 27, June 2018



- The Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee met 23-25 March in Rome, on the kind invitation of the Italian Mathematical Union. The extensive discussion included the committees for the 2020... (Full article)

18 Jun 18 e-News

Kashiwara awarded 2018 Kyoto Prize in Mathematics

Prof. Masaki Kashiwara, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in the field of Basic Sciences - Mathematical Sciences, for "outstanding contributions to a broad spectrum of modern... (Full article)

15 Jun 18

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Prize sponsors an annual global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics.... (Full article)

5 Jun 18

Caffarelli Wins 2018 Shaw Prize

Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2018 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences "for his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations... (Full article)

17 May 18

Decease of Prof. Do Carmo

Prof. Manfredo P. Do Carmo, emeritus researcher at IMPA-Brazil, died on 30 April 2018 at the age of 89. He received the Brazilian National Prize for Science and Technology, the National Order of Scientific Merit, and The World Academy of Sciences... (Full article)

2 May 18

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

ICIAM is part of an international study about the Gender Gap in Science, mainly funded by ICSU (International Council for Science), and managed by IMU (International Mathematical Union). This global survey is now open online. We encourage... (Full article)

2 May 18

Assaf Naor awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize

Assaf Naor, Princeton University, has been awarded the 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize for "his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms." The prize carries with it a... (Full article)

20 Apr 18