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Decease of Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane

Prof. Jean-Pierre Kahane, past president of the Société Mathématique de France, and specialist in harmonic analysis and probability, has passed away on 21 June 2017, at the age of 90.

23 Jun 17

ISSMYS 2012 in Lyon

After a very successful first International Summer School in Mathematics for Young Students at Bremen, Germany, last year, the second summer school will be held at Lyon, France from August 20-20, 2012. The summer school is an introduction to... (Full article)

23 Apr 12

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

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

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

8ECM Rescheduled

The 8th European Congress of Mathematics 2020 has been reschuduled due to the covid19 pandemic.
The new date for the Congress is 20–26 June, 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia.

8 May 20

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

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

1. day of EMS council in Krakow

Council had to make two important decisions on its first meeting day in Krakow:
1. The Kosovar Mathematical Society was accepted (by secret ballot) as new corporate member of the society.
2. Council decided that the 7th European... (Full article)

30 Jun 12

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

First calls for HORIZON 2020 issued

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget. The first calls for proposals for Horizon 2020 have been issued on December 12, among them calls for proposals for ERC... (Full article)

16 Jan 14 Algebra, Analysis and its Applications

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

José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize 2012 for young mathematicians

María Pe Pereira, visiting professor at Université de Lille, has been awarded the José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize for the year 2012. According to the jury statement supporting their decision: “María Pe Pereira (Burgos, 1981) has done some... (Full article)

30 May 13

New web site for Comenius project

The European Union Comenius Project: DQME (Developing Quality in Mathematics Education) has produced an enormous amount of practical classroom materials, as well as many new ideas for learning and teaching mathematics. These materials have been... (Full article)

26 Oct 16

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

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

Asian Mathematical Conference 2013 in Busan opts to work for a Mathematical Union in Asia

The Asian Mathematical Conference 2013 took place in Busan, Korea, from June 30, Sunday through July 4, Thursday, 2013. At the closing of the congress, a declaration was approved resolving to:
lay the ground for the formation of... (Full article)

19 Aug 13

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

William P. Thurston 1946 - 2012

William P. Thurston died August 21 at the age of 65. After many groundbreaking results in foliation theory, Thurston became a pioneer in the field of low-dimensional topology. Thurston's geometric ideas developed initially in connection with... (Full article)

23 Aug 12

The Oberwolfach Library terminates contract with Elsevier

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach Library cancelled all subscriptions to online journals provided by Elsevier Publishing. From January 2017, the current issues of all Elsevier journals will no longer be accessible online.

... (Full article)

20 Jan 17

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

Nominations for the Abel Prize 2011

The call for nominations for the Abel Prize 2011 has been announced. The deadline to be considered for the 2011 prize is September 15, 2010. For further information and online nomination form, please see... (Full article)

15 Jul 10

Open Position for Managing Editor of EMS - Publishing House in Berlin

The European Mathematical Society has today signed the founding papers for the European Mathematical Society- EMS- Publishing House in Berlin which will be the successor of the current EMS PH located in Zürich. Many thanks to Thomas Hintermann,... (Full article)

6 Feb 19

Heinz Hopf Prize and Lectures

The first Heinz Hopf Lecture will be given by Helmut Hofer (Princeton) on December 3, 2013 at 17:15 in HG G 60 (Aula). The second Heinz Hopf Lecture will be given by Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford) on December 4, 2013 at 17:15 in HG F 1. The title of... (Full article)

25 Nov 13

Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler awarded the 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition

The 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler of the Freie Universität Berlin, for their monograph "Proofs from THE BOOK".

16 Nov 17


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