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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

Research Groups from Spain join to create The Spanish Network for Mathematics and Industry (

Along with the main objective of increasing the presence of mathematical techniques in industry, pursue three specific objectives: to increase the number and quality of strategic relations between groups and industry, to ensure... (Full article)

21 Oct 11

Request for comments from the ICM Structure Committee

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is widely considered to be the premier conference for mathematicians. In the last few years there has been discussion regarding ways in which the process for structuring the ICM and inviting... (Full article)

23 Feb 19

Reports on Impact of Mathematics

Several countries have released reports on the impact of Mathematics in society:

Socio-economic impact of mathematical research and... (Full article)
19 Apr 19

Report on the Symposium on The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library

The World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library symposium was held at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC, on June 1-3, 2012, sponsored by the the International Mathematical Union (IMU)'s Committee on Electronic Information... (Full article)

14 Aug 12

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

Report and blog on mathematical journals

In implementation of Resolution 18 adopted by the IMU General Assembly in 2010, the IMU and the ICIAM have created a joint working group to study the issue. The working group which was composed of N. Joshi, D. N. Arnold, C. Hutchins, J. D. S.... (Full article)

20 Nov 11

Recent mathematical prizes

Edward Witten has received the 2014 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences from the Inamori Foundation for “outstanding contributions to the development of mathematical sciences through the exploration of superstring theory”.

Miguel Walsh was... (Full article)

7 Aug 14 Prizes

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

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

Ramanujan prize 2014: Call for nominations

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries has been awarded annually since the first winner was announced in 2005. The 2014 Prize will be funded and administered jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for... (Full article)

19 Nov 13

Ramanujan Prize 2013: Call for nominations

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) calls for nominations for the 2013 Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries. The Prize winner must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the... (Full article)

13 Nov 12

Ramanujan Prize 2012: Call for Nominations

The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing countries, instituted by the ICTP, the Abel Memorial Fund and the IMU, is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country, who must be less than 45 years of age on 31... (Full article)

24 Jan 12

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

Public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market

In 2018, the EU Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. Consultations are taking place in the context of... (Full article)

14 Feb 18

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

Professor Manfredo P. Do Carmo will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Murcia

Professor Manfredo P. Do Carmo (IMPA, Brasil) will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Murcia on the 10th of May 2012. The ceremony will take place at 12 noon in the Salón de Actos Facultad de Quimica in the... (Full article)

28 Feb 12

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

Prof. Marta Sanz-Solé of Barcelona new President Elect of the EMS

On Saturday, July 10, 2010, the Council of the EMS unanimously elected Prof. Marta Sanz-Solé as new President of the EMS. She will serve her four year term starting January 1, 2011, thereby succeeding the present president, Prof. Ari Laptev. For... (Full article)

12 Jul 10

Prof. Gert-Martin Greuel appointed new editor-in-chief of Zentralblatt MATH

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert-Martin Greuel has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of the mathematics publication database "Zentralblatt für Mathematik," or ZBMATH for short. Since the beginning of 2012, Greuel has taken over from Prof. Bernd... (Full article)

9 Feb 12

Prof. Felix Otto awarded Blaise Pascal Medal for Mathematics

Professor Felix Otto, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has been awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal for Mathematics 2017 of the European Academy of Sciences recognizing his outstanding... (Full article)

13 Nov 17

Prof. Andrzej Pelczar died on May 18, 2010

We regret to inform you that Prof. Andrzej Pelczar died on May 18, 2010. Prof. Pelczar was a strong proponent of European mathematics, serving as member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the European Mathematical Society. He was... (Full article)

19 May 10

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

Prize Marc Yor 2018 awarded to Christophe Garban

The Prize Marc Yor 2018 has been awarded to Christophe Garban (Université Lyon 1), for his work in probability and statistical physics. The prize was instituted by SMAI (Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics) and SMF (Société... (Full article)

3 Apr 18

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