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Memorial Meeting for Dan Quillen (1940-2011)

Oxford, Saturday 19 November 2011
Dan Quillen died on 30 April this year. He was the Waynflete Professor in Oxford from 1984 to 2006. The memorial meeting will be held in Magdalen College starting at 2pm. In addition to lectures there will... (Full article)

7 Oct 11 In Memoriam


This competition is part of the world initiative “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) : .
The typical modules submitted to this competition can be of four forms and should... (Full article)

7 Oct 11


The Simons Foundation announces the Africa Mathematics Project, a program that will focus on mathematicians and their graduate students at institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation will make competitive awards that... (Full article)

17 Oct 11

International exhibition on Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture to open in Israel

The exhibition "Transcending Tradition" explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries during the period between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their... (Full article)

17 Oct 11

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

Changes in European Research organisation: EUROHORCS dissolved, ESF downsized, ScienceEurope founded

The organization of European funding agencies has undergone important changes recently:
The assembly of heads of European research funding organizations EUROHORCS has been dissolved by October, 20.
The range of activities of the... (Full article)

27 Oct 11

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

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

European Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics

At a recent event held in Dublin, Ireland, the significant contribution of mathematics to the solving of problems in industry across Europe was highlighted with the launch of the book ‘European Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics’.
... (Full article)

26 Nov 11

Norwegian Academy and seismic company PGS support mathematics in Norway and in Africa

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters have signed a cooperation agreement regarding support for measures to increase interest in mathematics in general and to improve competence in mathematics both in... (Full article)

28 Nov 11

European Commission releases Horizon 2020

The European Commission has released a proposal for the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020.

30 Nov 11

ISE contributes to consultation on the ERA Framework

The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE, a platform of European learned societies and scientific organizations, amongst them the European... (Full article)

30 Nov 11

Fermat Prize 2011 awarded to Bhargava and Rodnianski

The 2011 Fermat Prize of Mathematical research has been awarded to
Manjul Bhargava, for his work on various generalizations of the Davenport-Heilbronn estimates and for his startling recent results (obtained with A. Shankar) on the average... (Full article)

5 Dec 11

Nominations Solicited for Blackwell–Tapia Prize

Nominations are solicited for the sixth Blackwell–Tapia Prize, which will be awarded at a conference to be held at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on November 9–10, 2012. Nominees should be active... (Full article)

9 Dec 11

Mathematics for Planet Earth 2013: First Newsletter published

Find the first Newsletter for MPE 2013 at

15 Dec 11

Message from the President, April 15, 2011

During the last three months, the Executive Committee has been shaping some of the plans described in the “Message from the President” from last January. These include attracting new members, with special attention to young people, making the... (Full article)

5 Jan 12 President’s Newsletter

Abel committee meeting and seminar in India

The Abel Committee is in the process of evaluating candidates for the 2012 Abel Prize.
The committee will meet in Mumbai, India 24-25 February 2012.
The committee members will give lectures at the Tata Institute of Fundamental... (Full article)

9 Jan 12

Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski honorary patron of the 6ECM

Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, the President of Poland, has graciously agreed to become the honorary patron of the 6ECM.
In a letter to the organisers, his Chief of Staff wrote that this fact reflected the President's appreciation of the... (Full article)

9 Jan 12

6 ECM: Satellite meetings

So far, 17 conferences and workshops have been given the status of satellite meeting associated to the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow, Poland.
See the list at... (Full article)

9 Jan 12

EMS lecturer 2012: Kristian Seip (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)

Kristian Seip (NTNU Trondheim, Norway) was appointed as EMS-lecturer 2012. He will give a series of lectures “Selected problems in operator-related function theory and harmonic analysis” at CRM (Bellaterra, Spain), Tel Aviv (Israel), and St.... (Full article)

13 Jan 12

Philibert Nang from Gabon wins the Ramanujan Prize

Professor Philibert Nang (44), École Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Recherche en Mathématiques, Libreville, Gabon, has been named the winner of the 2011 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.
More... (Full article)

17 Jan 12

2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics to Aschbacher and Caffarelli

The 2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Michael Aschbacher for his work on the theory of finite groups, and Luis Caffarelli for his work on partial differential equations.
Aschbacher is the Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of... (Full article)

18 Jan 12

Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 to Bourgain and Tao

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 to
Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA and Terence Tao,University of California, Los Angeles, USA,
“for their... (Full article)

19 Jan 12

Fermat Prize to Bhargava and Rodianski

The Fermat Prize 2011 has been awarded jointly to Manjul Bhargava for his work on various generalizations of the Davenport-Heilbronn estimates and for his recent startling results (with Arul Shankar) on the average rank of elliptic curves; and to... (Full article)

20 Jan 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