EMS E-News 1, October 2011

It is my pleasure to write the preface for the first issue of the EMS e-News, the electronic newsletter from the European Mathematical Society. This publication aims to increase contact with our members, and to spread news of interest for mathematicians. In a direct, telegraphic, and informal style, you will find headlines, news from members, from the committees, and from the EMS Publishing House, among others. Thus, it will complement the function of some sections of the EMS webpage, such as "news", "conferences", and "jobs". Initially, we plan to release e-News four times per year. This will happen between consecutive issues of the printed version of the Newsletter, the magazine of record of the EMS. The Editor of the newly born EMS e-News is Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel. For the EMS, it is a privilege to count on her for this important task. I am fully confident that this initiative will result in stronger communication and co-operation with our membership.

Marta Sanz-Solé
EMS President


  • Consultation by the European Commission on ERA (European Research Area).
    On September 13, the European Commission launched a consultation on the European Research Area. This aims at gathering views on several crucial issues concerning researcher's career mobility, research infrastructures and open access among others.
    More information and access to the questionnaire can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/era/consultation_en.htm
    Everybody is invited to participate (the deadline is 30.11.2011).
  • ERC Synergy Grants
    The European Research Council ERC has launched a new type of granting scheme that will fund small excellent research teams. ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable a small group of Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address research problems.
    ERC Synergy Grants can amount up to 15 million Euros per grant; each grant for up to 6 years.
    Deadline for applications: January 2012.
    More information at
  • About the EMS Newsletter

    The Newsletter of the EMS accepts nominations for editors to join the Editorial Board commencing in January 2013. They should be addressed to ems-office@helsinki.fi, together with a short description of the nominee.

    News from EMS Committees

    • Women in Mathematics Committee
      The Committee will be organising a panel discussion "Redressing the gender balance in mathematics: strategies and outcomes" to take place during the EMS Congress in Krakow, and, in collaboration with EWM (European Women in Mathematics) a one day meeting for women mathematicians in Krakow immediately prior to the Congress.

    News from EMS Member Societies

    • Cyprus Mathematical Society
      The Cyprus Mathematical Society in cooperation with the THALES Foundation of Cyprus is launching a Mathematics Competition for pupils of age 12-18, called the MATHFACTOR. The competition will run for the first time during the student conference EUROMATH 2012, 21-25 March
      2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria. If you are interested to participate please download the registration form at www.euromath.org and send it to the email cms@cms.org.cy
    • Soc. Math. Appl. & Industr. (SMAI), France A new web site for the post-doctoral job offers in France http://www.fondation-hadamard.fr/?q=en/students/post-doctoral-job-offers-france

      Most recent publications

      • Invariant Manifolds and Dispersive Hamiltonian Evolution Equations Kenji Nakanishi, Wilhelm Schlag (September 2011)
      • Nonabelian Algebraic Topology
        Ronald Brown, Philip J. Higgins, Rafael Sivera (August 2011)
      • Mathematical Foundations of Supersymmetry Claudio Carmeli, Lauren Caston, Rita Fioresi (August 2011)


      • Revista Matemática Iberoamericana
        Published by the EMS Publishing House as of 2012. Vol. 28. 4 issues

      More information available on:


      Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news.html

      Announcements on Conferences and Workshops http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/conferences.html

      Open Positions

      A new web site for mathematics in Europe http://www.mathematics-in-europe.eu

      Calls for nominations

      • EMS Prizes
        Nominations must reach the chairman of the Prize Committee at the following address, not later than 1 November 2011:
        Professor Frances Kirwan FRS, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, UK kirwan@maths.ox.ac.uk
      • Felix Klein Prize
        Nominations should be addressed to the chairman of the Prize Committee, Professor Wil Schilders (Technical University Eindhoven).
        The nomination letter must reach the EMS Secretariat, not later than 31 December 2011
      • Otto Neugebauer Prize
        Nominations should be addressed to the chairman of the Prize Committee, Professor Jeremy Gray (Open University, England). The nomination letter must reach the EMS Secretariat, not later than 31 December 2011
      • http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/prizes.html

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