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Jean Bourgain awarded 2018 Steele Prize

Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics.... (Full article)

13 Nov 17

Humboldt Research Awards to several renowned mathematicians

Several Humboldt Research Awards have been given to well-known mathematicians. Every award is valued at 60,000 EUR. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist... (Full article)

5 Mar 12

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica receives funding from the Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation has chosen to approve funding to the CRM to establish a Simons Visiting Programme, aimed at enhancing the participation of senior researchers in the CRM Thematic Research Programmes.

3 Feb 14


The Math in Moscow program invites applications for scholarships to attend the Independent University of Moscow for the Fall 2011 semester.
Undergraduate students registered in a mathematics or computer science program are eligible. The... (Full article)

1 Feb 11

ERC advanced grants announced. 17 grants to mathematicians

The European Research Council ERC awarded €680 million to 302 senior research leaders in 24 countries across Europe in the latest competition for its prestigious advanced grants. Among the grant holders are 17 mathematicians from 9 European... (Full article)

23 Jan 13

ICM 2018 Satellite Meetings

The ICM 2018 Satellite Events Subcommittee has approved a great variety of conferences and workshops of the highest scientific level as official ICM Satellite Meetings. There will be satellite events all over the Brazilian territory, as well as... (Full article)

17 Dec 17

Invitation of contributions to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki

Springer and the European Mathematical Society invite mathematicians to contribute to the recently launched Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki. In this exciting collaborative endeavor, the 2002 online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics, containing 8,000... (Full article)

16 Apr 12

Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2014 to George Lusztig

George Lusztig, the Abdun-Nur Professor of Mathematics at MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA) was awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for 2014. The Shaw Foundation cited Lusztig “for his fundamental contributions to algebra, algebraic geometry,... (Full article)

3 Jun 14

Felix Klein Prize 2012: Call for Nominations

The Felix Klein Prize, established by the EMS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern is to be awarded during the 6th European Congress at Krakow in 2012 to a young scientist or a small group of young scientists... (Full article)

3 May 11

Call for nominations for IMU prizes

The IMU seeks nominations for the following prizes to be awarded at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018.
Nominations should be sent by December 31, 2016 to the Prize Committee Chairs.

Fields Medals. Awarded every 4 years... (Full article)
23 Nov 16

LMS Minisymposium on Advanced Decomposition Methods for Partial Differential Equations

This workshop will take place from Monday 2 September to Wednesday 4 September at Kingston University. The objective of this minisymposium is to examine advanced decomposition methods with respect to discretisation for evolution equations with... (Full article)

12 Mar 13

EMS and LMS celebrate anniversaries in Birmingham, UK

Mathematicians from across the world will be meeting at the University of Birmingham this week-end to celebrate  the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS).

The... (Full article)

17 Sep 15

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

Stephen Hawking passed away

Stephen William Hawking, Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology of the University of Cambridge, died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76. He worked on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity... (Full article)

14 Mar 18

Dutch Mathematician Ieke Moerdjik wins the Spinoza Prize

Ieke Moerdijk, professor of Algebra and Topology at Radboud University Nijmegen, has won the Spinoza Prize, the highest award in science in the Netherlands. The award consists in the amount of 2.5 million euros intended to fund research and is... (Full article)

30 Jun 12

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

Awards from the German Mathematical Society

Gerd Faltings will be awarded the Cantor Medal of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in September this year.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (who was the second President of the EMS) has been named honorary member of the DMV.

3 Feb 17

Activities in Spain devoted to MPE 2013

As a contribution to the year Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, the Royal Spanish Math Society (RSME) organizes two MPE activities:
Biomat 2013: Evolution and cooperation in social sciences and biomedicine.
RSME and Fisymat. Granada,... (Full article)

30 May 13

The Era of Mathematics

We live in the Era of Mathematics. The EMS has made a short video on the profound impact maths has on life and business in the 21st century. Please watch & share.

21 Feb 20

EMS committee Raising Public Awareness Committee present at ESOF 2012.

Dublin will host the next European Science Open Forum ESOF 2012, July 11-15.
One of the keynote speakers is Marcus du Sautoy.
The present and the previous head of the RPA committee of the EMS, Ehrhard Behrends and Robin Wilson, will... (Full article)

27 Oct 11

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

Future of the Russian Academy of Sciences at stake

The Russian Duma will take up its work on September, 9. It will have to discuss and finally pass a law on a reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) that was originally launched by the Russian government without consultations with the... (Full article)

21 Aug 13

Ramiro Melendreras prize for young researchers

F. Javier Martín received this year the Ramiro Melendreras prize for research papers presented at the Spanish Statistics and Operations Research Conference by a young Statistician. The title of the paper was “On solving the collision avoidance... (Full article)

30 Aug 12

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

Decease of Prof. Cathleen Morawetz

Cathleen Synge Morawetz, professor emerita at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, US, passed away on 8th of August 2017, at the age of 94. She was the second woman to serve as president of the AMS (1995-1996) and the... (Full article)

17 Aug 17