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ESOF 2016 in Manchester approaching

Hosted in a different European city every two years, ESOF is an international and multidisciplinary event which presents and discusses the frontiers of scientific and technological research in Europe. Now in its seventh iteration, ESOF attracts about 5,000 delegates from across the world to the host city during the week of the conference, which, in 2016, will be held between 24 and 27 July in Manchester.

Brexit: EMS urges politicians to stand guard on free scientific collaboration

The European Mathematical Society acknowledges the fact that the expressed will of the people is the highest authority in a democratic society and it must be respected. Nevertheless we regret the outcome of the British referendum and we are afraid that it will influence scientific life in all parts of Europe in a negative direction.

Cédric Villani member of SAM High Level Group

Cédric Villani, Fields medal 2010 and director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, has been named member of the High Level Group of The European Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). According to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, the seven appointed exceptional scientists "will take the use of independent science advice in Commission policy making to a new level. The European Commission will rely on their independent advice on a range of complex policy issues where high-level scientific input is needed".

HORIZON 2020 cuts partially taken back: ERC and Marie Curie Actions saved

The European Commission has announced it will cut €500M less from the Horizon 2020 research programme.The Commission gave in to members of the European parliament and to scientists who said a proposed €2.7 billion trim to the Horizon 2020 research programme was too much. The money was to constitute a major part of the guarantee supplied by the EU to Juncker’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

ERC awards 328 starting grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 328 first-class scientists, among them 13 mathematicians, to receive its prestigious Starting Grants, worth up to €2 million each. This first Starting Grant competition under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, and the seventh to date, awards €485 million to early-career talent. This call attracted 3,273 applications and the overall success rate rose to around 10% (from last year's 9%). The share of successful female applicants increased to 33%, from 30% last year.

Consultation workshop on Mathematics for Digital Science

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology is organising a consultation workshop on Mathematics for Digital Science in Brussels on 6 November 2014.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring European mathematicians and their communities together in conversations about the role of mathematics for Digital Science, with a particular focus on high-performance computing (HPC), big-data and other data-intensive scientific areas of interest.

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