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2020 Abel Prize to Furstenberg and Margulis

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2020 to Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel​ and Gregory Margulis, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, “for pioneering the use of methods... (Full article)

18 Mar 20

PI Day 2020 at PI, featuring mathematicians around the world

Most events for March 14 = PI Day = The International Day of Mathematics had to be cancelled due to the corona crisis. At the Wolfgang Pauli Institute in Vienna, an online event in form of a 24 minutes video happened, where WPI director Norbert... (Full article)

18 Mar 20

Wolf Prize 2020 awarded to Donaldson and Eliashberg

The 2020 Wolf Prize in Mathematics is awarded jointly to Simon Donaldson, Imperial College London and Simons Center, Stony Brook, and Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford University, “for their contributions to differential geometry and topology.”

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13 Mar 20

EMS e-news 34, March 2020



Dear members of the EMS,
As mentioned in my last editorial, the world is changing very fast, in particular where open access publishing and new media is concerned. The great news is that Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH... (Full article)

13 Mar 20 e-News

Preliminary report of the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?

The preliminary report of the interdisciplinary and international project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?", associating the International Mathematical... (Full article)

26 Feb 20

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

Applications for Ibni Prize 2020

The French Society of Statistics (SFdS), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SMAI) and the Mathematical Society of France (SMF) initiated in 2009 an award in the memory of Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh, professor and former rector of... (Full article)

7 Feb 20

IMU Abacus Medal

The IMU has decided to accept the joint bid from the University of Helsinki and the Simons Foundation for the funding of the IMU Abacus Medal, that will be awarded once every 4 years at the International Congress of Mathematicians, for... (Full article)

5 Feb 20

Call for Proposals of two Thematic Programs 2021

Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute (EIMI) in Saint Petersburg opens a call for programs 2021. We expect to host two such programs during the... (Full article)

29 Jan 20

Decease of Louis Nirenberg

Prof. Louis Nirenberg, who was awarded the 2015 Abel Prize, died on 26 January 2020 at the age of 94. He made fundamental contributions to linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and their application to complex analysis and geometry... (Full article)

28 Jan 20

Legatiuk Awarded W.K. Clifford Prize

Dmitrii Legatiuk of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 W. K. Clifford Prize for his “significant contributions in Clifford analysis, including interpolation of monogenic functions, quaternionic operator... (Full article)

27 Jan 20

Decease of Prof. John Tate

Prof. John T. Tate, the 2010 Abel Prize winner who made fundamental contributions to algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry, died on 16 October 2019 at the age of 94.

22 Jan 20

MSC2020 available now

The revision of the Mathematical Sciences Classification System (MSC2020) has been now completed, by the editors of Zentralblatt MATH and American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Reviews. The revised classification is available... (Full article)

17 Jan 20

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

Jacob Bedrossian awarded 2020 Peter Lax Award

The Scientific Committee of the XVIII International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications (HYP2020) to be held in Málaga in June 22-26, 2020 has decided to institute the "Peter Lax Award" in honour of Lax's seminal... (Full article)

18 Dec 19

zbMATH to become Open Access

Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH) is the world’s most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. It is edited by the EMS, the Heidelberg... (Full article)

17 Dec 19

Abel Prize increased by 1.5 million NOK

The board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to increase the prize amount for the Abel Prize from 6 to 7.5 million NOK.

13 Dec 19

EMS e-news 33, December 2019



Dear EMS members,


The world is in a period of fast transition which also affects societies like the EMS. This concerns not only the impact on our research of digitalization and artificial intelligence, ... (Full article)

10 Dec 19 e-News

Abel Symposium 2020

The Abel committee hosts an Abel Symposium in connection with the Abel committee meeting. The symposium in 2020 will take place on the 12th of January at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

9:40-10:00 Opening Remarks by Hans Petter Graver,... (Full article)
10 Dec 19

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

Call for Applications for Chair at AIMS in Rwanda

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for a German Research Chair for Mathematics and its Applications at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda. In the coming years, the research chair will... (Full article)

9 Dec 19

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

International Day of Mathematics March 14

The proclamation of March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics has been adopted by the Executive Council of UNESCO on November 26, 2019. It will have its first official celebration on March 14, 2020.

27 Nov 19

Terence Tao awarded Riemann Prize 2019

Terence Tao, University of California in Los Angeles, USA, has been announced as the first recipient of the Riemann Prize in Mathematics, awarded by the Riemann International School of Mathematics (RISM).

26 Nov 19

Call for Satellite Conferences of ICM2022 Saint Petersburg

The Organizing Committee of the ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg is calling for proposals to hold satellite conferences, workshops and schools either before or after the Congress.

21 Nov 19