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The Abel Prize 2011 goes to John Milnor

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2011 to John Milnor, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook University, New York «for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra.»

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23 Mar 11

Turkish academics persecuted for signing a petition

Turkish academics who have openly criticized Turkey’s military crackdown on ethnic Kurdish communities are now feeling the wrath of their government. In recent days, the government arrested 33 academics. Although all have since been released,... (Full article)

4 Feb 16

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

Update on ERC calls for proposals (2014)

Since the new programme 'Horizon 2020' has not been finally adopted by the EU, the ERC scientific council can only provide a schedule for the next ERC calls on an indicative basis, as described below:
Publication of the provisional schedule... (Full article)

19 Apr 13

Free online access to JEMS for individual EMS members


Go to Go to the member database. Log in, using your member username and password. Go to JEMS... (Full article)
29 May 12

Cédric Villani elected to the National Assembly of France

The French mathematician Cédric Villani, Fields Medal in 2010, and director of the Institut Henri-Poincaré Paris since 2009, has been elected to the National Assembly of France by the 5e circonscription de l'Essonne.... (Full article)

19 Jun 17

Mathematician new Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science in Portugal

Nuno Crato, professor of mathematics and statistics at the Technical University of Lisbon, took office as Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science as an independent in the cabinet of the Portuguese Government led by Pedro Passos Coelho... (Full article)

24 Jun 11

The EMS condemns Taylor & Francis's attack on freedom of science

The European Mathematical Society has become aware of serious mistreatment by the publishing company Taylor & Francis of the Iranian mathematicians Abbas Fakhari and Mohammad Soufi.

Their paper "Saturation of Generalized Partially... (Full article)

12 Dec 18

Liquidation of Russian Academy of Sciences impending?

The Russian government, at a meeting last week, launched a bill proposing fundamental changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1724 by Peter the Great. According to the bill, dated 28 June, the academy is to merge with two minor... (Full article)

2 Jul 13

World Meeting for Women in Mathematics-WM^2

The World Meeting for Women in Mathematics-WM^2 will take place on July 31st, 2018 in Rio just before ICM2018.

Those who wish to attend (WM)^2+ICM should look to the Open Arms... (Full article)

7 Oct 17

Horizon 2020 to boost open access publishing

The EU Commission will make open access to scientific publications a general principle of Horizon 2020, the EU's Research & Innovation funding programme for 2014-2020. As of 2014, all articles produced with funding from Horizon 2020 will have... (Full article)

20 Jul 12

Princeton University goes open access

Prestigious Princeton University goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals – unless waiver granted. It will thus prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain... (Full article)

30 Sep 11

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon new president of the European Research Council

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the 2nd president of the European Mathematical Society (1995-98), will be the next president of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Bourguignon was nominated for this position by the EMS to a search committee... (Full article)

24 Oct 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

Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli Lausanne: Call for Proposals

The Bernoulli Center (CIB), funded jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, launches a call for proposals of four one-semester programs during the period July 1, 2014 - June 30,... (Full article)

28 Sep 12

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

New tool for the job market for mathematicians

Two graduate students from Berlin have designed a new tool MathHire for the job market for mathematicians that turns more and more global. Apart from allowing to publish easily searchable job advertisements,... (Full article)

17 Oct 16

Marc Yor 1949 - 2014

With deep regret we inform about the decease of Professor Marc Yor (24 July 1949 - 10 January 2014). Marc was a Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. His very prolific... (Full article)

14 Jan 14

Seeking input for elaborating MSC 2020

Zentralblatt and Mathematical Reviews are seeking the mathematical community input for elaborating Mathematics Subject Classification MSC 2020

1 Feb 18

Museum of Mathematics opened in New York City


21 Dec 12

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

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.

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20 Jan 17

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

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Call for Individual Fellowships (IF)

The European Commission has issued a call for Individual Fellowships (IF) under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Programme on March 12. IFs provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European... (Full article)

19 Mar 14

Call for nominations for 2020 ICMI Emma Castelnuovo Award

The Emma Castelnuovo Award for outstanding achievements in the practice of mathematics education will honor persons, groups, projects, institutions or organizations engaged in the development and implementation of exceptionally excellent and... (Full article)

9 Apr 18