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Mathematics for Planet Earth 2013: First Newsletter published

Find the first Newsletter for MPE 2013 at

15 Dec 11

LMS prizes for 2013 announced

The Council of the London Mathematical Society announced the prize winners at the Society Meeting held at De Morgan house on 5 July:
De Morgan Medal – Professor John Thompson FRS, University of Cambridge
Naylor Prize and Lectureship... (Full article)

19 Aug 13

European Industrial Doctorate Programm

An international consortium of eleven academic and eleven industrial partners has been awarded a "European Industrial Doctorate Program" (EID). Under the title "Reduced Order Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Systems" eleven... (Full article)

26 Nov 17

2013 Abel Prize - Call for Nominations

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invites nominations for the 2013 Abel Prize. Nominations must include a description of the nominee's work and impact of the nominee/nominees, together with the names of distinguished specialists in the... (Full article)

9 Aug 12

2018 CIMPA Research Schools Programme

The 21 research schools CIMPA 2018 are now set. You can find them here. The registrations are opened.

3 Jun 17

Open Letter to the European Commission


The European Mathematical Society is concerned that in the new European Commission the areas of "education" and "research" are no longer explicitly represented, but instead are subsumed into "innovation and youth".

We... (Full article)

19 Sep 19

Abel symposium and Ramanujan prize ceremony in Mumbai, India

On the 23rd of February the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, will host an Abel symposium with all the Abel committee members as speakers. Professor M. S. Raghunathan has invited his fellow Abel Committee members to... (Full article)

18 Feb 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

Nouzha El Yacoubi elected new president of AMU

Nouzha El Yacoubi, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, has been elected president of the African Mathematical Union (AMU), for the period 2017-2021. She is the first woman in this position.

31 Jan 18

Decease of Professor Benoit Mandelbrot

Professor Benoit Mandelbrot passed away on the 14th of October in Cambridge, Mass.
Mandelbrot is known for his outstanding contributions to fractal geometry and applications to many scientific
fields, like physics, biology and... (Full article)

18 Oct 10

Open Access and Author Page Charges

In summer 2012, the three French Mathematical Societies (SMF, SMAI, SFDS) publicized a... (Full article)

25 Oct 12

ERC Farewell from J-P. Bourguignon

In 1998 Jean-Pierre Bourguignon stood down as President of the European Mathematical Society. 21 years later he is stepping down as President of the European Research Council. We offer him our profound thanks for these years of service to... (Full article)

27 Dec 19

Decisions in Economics and Finance, new editorial board

Decisions in Economics and Finance, the official journal of AMASES (Italian Assoc. of Math. Appl. to Economic and Social Sciences) has a new Editor-in-Chief, Paolo Ghirardato, and a new editorial board:
... (Full article)

6 Apr 12

Maths Fest 2016 in Canberra, Australia

3 events at the Australian National University at Canberra:

Advances in Ergodic Theory, Hyperbolic Dynamics & Statistical Law (28 November – 2 December 2016)

60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society (5... (Full article)

9 Jun 16

ERC consolidator grants to 312 mid-career top researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 312 top scientists in its first Consolidator Grant competition. These mid-career scientists are awarded a total of nearly €575 million. Grants are worth up to €2.75 million each, with an average of... (Full article)

21 Jan 14

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

Venues for lectures by Tamar Ziegler, the EMS lecturer 2013

The EMS meetings committee has appointed Tamar Ziegler (Technion, Haifa, Israel) as EMS Lecturer in 2013. Prof. Ziegler is a specialist in ergodic theory and in number theory. She has collaborated with, amongst others, Vitaly Bergelson, Ben Green... (Full article)

15 Jan 13

Prize Winners Announced

Every four years, during the ECM, the EMS awards 10 EMS Prizes, the Felix Klein Prize and the Otto Neugebauer Prize. All prize winners are usually announced at the Opening Ceremony at the beginning of the congress. Unfortunately, this year the... (Full article)

8 May 20

Mathematics against coronavirus

The Comité Español de Matemáticas, CEMat, is promoting the initiative Mathematics against coronavirus. Its aim is to make the analysis and modelling skills of the Spanish mathematical community more readily available to the administration and to... (Full article)

7 Apr 20

Shaw Prize to Maxim Kontsevich

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences will be awarded to Professor Maxim L Kontsevich, permanent professor at l’Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France, for his pioneering works in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics and in... (Full article)

29 May 12

Staff reduction planned at Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK

The EMS is very concerned learning about plans for staff reductions at the Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK. Due to a challenging financial situation, the university’s administration has put forward plans to dismiss 5% of... (Full article)

19 Sep 16

New call: Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions - COFUND

A new call was issued under EU's programme HORIZON 2020:
The COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best... (Full article)

24 Apr 14

Elections to IMU Executive Committee

During the IMU General Assembly, there was the election to IMU Executive Committee members. It was elected the President, Carlos E. Kenig, the Secretary General, Helge Holden, the Vicepresidents, Nalini Joshi and Loysio G. Nongxa, and 6 Members... (Full article)

30 Jul 18

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

IMA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014. A programme of celebratory events – including a 50th ‘birthday party... (Full article)

22 Feb 13