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Karen Vogtmann EMS-lecturer 2011

Karen Vogtmann (Cornell University, has been appointed as EMS-lecturer for the year 2011. She will give a series of lectures on " The topology and... (Full article)

24 May 11


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

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

Professor Manfredo P. Do Carmo appointed as Dr. honoris causa

The University of Murcia, Spain, yesterday approved the appointment of Professor Manfredo P. Do Carmo (... (Full article)

16 Jun 11

EMS-RSME Joint Mathematical Weekend. Bilbao, October 7-9

As part of the commemorations of its centennial, the Royal Spanish Society of Mathematics (RSME) is organizing jointly with the European Mathematical Society (EMS) a Mathematical Weekend that will be held in Bilbao from October 7 to 9, 2011. The... (Full article)

20 Jun 11

Ramanujan prize 2011 awarded to Yuguang Shi

The International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy) hosted the 2010 Ramanujan Prize ceremony on 10 May 2011, honouring the work of award recipient Yuguang Shi, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, China.
The... (Full article)

23 Jun 11

Mathematician new Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science in Portugal

Nuno Crato, professor of mathematics and statistics at the Technical University of Lisbon, took office as Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science as an independent in the cabinet of the Portuguese Government led by Pedro Passos Coelho... (Full article)

24 Jun 11

Prize for Dissemination of Science to member of EMS RPA committee

Raul Ibañez (Department of Mathematics, Universidad País Vasco, Spain) has received the Prize for Dissemination of Science 2011, awarded by COSCE (Confederation of National Associations of Spain). This initiative intends to encourage scientists... (Full article)

27 Jun 11

First Stephen Smale Prize awarded to Snorre Christiansen

The first Stephen Smale Prize was awarded at the FoCM'11 meeting in Budapest on July 14th, 2011 to Prof. Snorre H. Christiansen, University of Oslo. Christiansen received the Smale prize for his pioneering work on the foundation of computational... (Full article)

1 Aug 11

Rating of mathematical journal by expert mathematicians?

A working group formed jointly by the IMU and ICIAM has put forward a report with suggestions on how to counteract negative aspects of assessment of mathematical research by bibliometric data alone. The group has considered how the IMU and ICIAM... (Full article)

9 Aug 11

IMS announces 18 new fellows, among them EMS-president Marta Sanz-Solé

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected 18 new fellows named at the Joint Statistical Meetings/IMS Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, USA: http://bulletin.imstat... (Full article)

10 Aug 11

Have a look at the gallery of past presidents at the EMS web site!

The history of the European Mathematical Society (founded in 1990) becomes alive on the new Gallery of Past Presidents established by former EMS publicity officer David Salinger, Leeds, UK.

31 Aug 11

Guardian article accuses academic publishers for outrageous pricing policy

Here is a link to the article Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist.

2 Sep 11

ERC grants: New Synergy grants - deadlines

The European Research Council ERC has launched a new type of granting scheme that will fund small excellent research teams. ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable a small group of Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together... (Full article)

5 Sep 11

ERC starting grants: Over €670 million to 480 emerging research leaders, among them 23 mathematicians

The European Research Council (ERC) is supporting some 480 early-career researchers over the coming five years with grants worth up to €2 million each. In this fourth 'ERC Starting Grant' competition, just over €670 million is... (Full article)

14 Sep 11

ICTP launches iTunes U site

The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has joined iTunes U, the iTunes Store area that offers free, downloadable educational content from leading educational institutions. ICTP on iTunes U features over 240 videos of... (Full article)

15 Sep 11

CRM Barcelona: Call for Research Programmes 2013-2014

The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) invites proposals for Research Programmes for the
academic year 2013-2014.
CRM Research Programmes consist of periods ranging between two to five months of intensive
research in a given... (Full article)

16 Sep 11

Mikael Passare 1959-2011

Mikael Passare, Professor of mathematics at Stockholm University, passed away on the 15 September 2011 in a tragic accident. Passare received a doctorate in mathematics in 1984 from Uppsala University. He had been deputy director of the Institut... (Full article)

19 Sep 11

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

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

Albrecht Dold 1928 - 2011

Albrecht Dold, one of the pioneers in Algebraic Topology, passed away on September 26, 2011.
More information: ,... (Full article)

29 Sep 11

Institut Mittag-Leffler call for proposals

Calls for proposals
for programs in
mathematical sciences
for the academic year
at Institut Mittag-Leffler

Further information: (Full article)

29 Sep 11

Princeton University goes open access

Prestigious Princeton University goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals – unless waiver granted. It will thus prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain... (Full article)

30 Sep 11

Spanish National Award for Research 2011 awarded to Antonio Córdoba Barba

Prof. Antonio Córdoba Barba has been awarded the Spanish National Award for Research 2011
"Julio Rey Pastor", in the area of Mathematics and Information Technologies. The objective of the National Awards, awarded by the Spanish Government... (Full article)

3 Oct 11

Prize Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh: Call for nominations

The Prize "Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh" is awarded each year to a young mathematician from Central Africa or West Africa. Applications are evaluated by a scientific committee set up by ICPAM. The prize funds a scientific visit.
The 2011 call... (Full article)

4 Oct 11