EMS e-News 19, May 2016
- Abel Prize 2016
On 24th May 2016, Sir Andrew J. Wiles (University of Oxford, UK) received the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. The award ceremony was held at the University Aula in Oslo.
- The congress is approaching
In under two months’ time, the 7th European Congress on Mathematics will open in Berlin. We are all looking forward to a memorable meeting! See below for an update on the preparations.
- The forthcoming Council meeting
On 16-17 July, the EMS’s highest authority, the Council, will meet in Berlin prior to the Congress. Important questions to address include the replacement of the Executive Committee members whose mandate expires at the end of the year. Two new Vice-Presidents are to be elected and three other
vacancies to be filled.
- The eighth congress
Another important question for Council delegates is the site of the 2020 congress. Two well prepared bids will be presented, representing Sevilla (Spain) and Portorož (Slovenia), which will be followed by a vote.
The 7th European Congress on Mathematics will take place 18-22 July in Berlin.
The provisional schedule is now online: http://www.7ecm.de/program/speakers.html
There will be 10 Plenary Lectures, 31 Invited Lectures, several Prize Lectures (10 EMS Prizes, the Otto Neugebauer Prize, and the Felix Klein Prize) and numerous special sessions. Mathematicians from all over the world were invited to contribute, representing all mathematical disciplines. We are delighted with the enormous response and thank all our contributors! In total, there will be 42 Mini-Symposia with more than 230 speakers, 87 Contributed Sessions with more than 340 speakers and around 100 Scientific Posters!
We are proud to announce that as per today more than 1200 people have already registered for the conference at https://cats.host/7ecm/cats2/cats21/src/login/. A provisional list of participants is published on our website.
With only two months left, here are the most important dates and deadlines:
15. June 2016: The final Program, Book of Abstracts and List of Participants will be published
15. June 2016: Registration Deadline (http://bit.ly/21QTb0I) for the Opening Ceremony of “Transcending Tradition” (http://www.7ecm.de/history/transcendingtradition.html)
17 July 2016: On-site registration begins
17. July 2016: EMS/EWM Survey Lectures and EWM general assembly (http://www.7ecm.de/program/ewm.html)
17. July 2016: Opening Ceremony of “Transcending Tradition” at the Jewish Museum Berlin
18. July 2016: 7ECM begins
News from EMS Member Societies
* CSASC 2016:
This conference will take place 20-23 September 2016 at Institut d'Estudis Catalans in Barcelona.
CSASC is a joint meeting of the Czech, Slovenian, Austrian, Slovak and Catalan mathematical societies which started in Prague in 2010 following bilateral meetings of the Czech and Catalan societies, and was held in Krems (Austria) in 2011 and Koper (Slovenia) in 2013.
The plenary speakers are Núria Fagella (Universitat de Barcelona, Catalunya), Michal Koucký (Charles University, Czech Republic), Monika Ludwig (TU Wien, Austria), Štefko Miklavič (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Mariana Remešíková (Slovak Technical University, Slovakia) and Christoph Aistleitner (TU Graz, Austria, ÖMG Prize Winner 2015). There will be special sessions on Mathematical Finance, Applications of categories in Algebra and Topology, Differential Geometry and mathematical Physics, Mathematical models in image processing, Combinatorics and graph theory, Low dimensional dynamical systems and Complex analysis and geometry.
The deadline for Standard registration is July 30th.
For more information, see: http://csasc2016.espais.iec.cat/
* Cyprus Mathematical Society
- MATH Games Project (September 2015-August 2018
The Cyprus Mathematical Society participates in the new ERASMUS+ funded project "MATH-GAMES - Games and Mathematics in Education for Adults; Compendiums, Guidelines and Courses for Numeracy Learning Methods Based on Games". It will produce a compendium and guidebook to address two main questions:
1) How can we reduce the number of underskilled adults to promote social integration?
2) How can we preserve traditional games in different countries?
For more information, see: http://www.vmsmedien.de/mathgames/index.php/en/
- MATH Labyrinth Project (November 2015 - October 2017)
The Cyprus Mathematical Society is participating in the new ERASMUS+ funded project, MATH-Labyrinth. It aims to develop ideas in mathematics education with the creation of an interactive book for teachers and students aged 14-18. This will be in two parts, with mathematical problems from students in the first, and more complex problems developed by teachers in the second. The topics discussed will be relevant to everyday life. It will aim to enhance the leaner’s ability to apply knowledge to solve of a real-life problem.
For more information, see: http://www.math-labyrinth.eu/
* French Statistical Society (SFdS)
The SFdS will organize, in the coming months, three sessions in international conferences:
- SIS2016 in Salerno (Italy), 8-10 June, http://meetings2.sis-statistica.org/index.php/SIS2016/SIS2016
- ENBIS-16 in Sheffield (UK), 11-15 September, www.enbis.org/
CESS 2016 in Budapest (Hungary), 20-21 October, www.ksh.hu/cess2016.
* Hungarian Mathematical Society
The János Bolyai Mathematical Society is holding a Conference on Applied Mathematics at Gyor (Hungary), 1-3 June 2016. The primary language of the conference is Hungarian, but there will be
speakers from abroad (among others Professor Volker Mehrmann, TU Berlin).
Interested non-Hungarian mathematicians are requested to write to
* SMAI (Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles)
- Maria J. Esteban (CNRS, University Paris Dauphine, France), former president of the SMAI and current president of the ICIAM, was nominated "SIAM Fellow" of the class of 2016 "For distinguished research in partial differential equations and for advancing the profile of applied mathematics internationally".
A list of 2016 SIAM Fellows is available on the website http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2016
- The Bull Prize 2015 has been awarded to Victorita Doléan, Pierre Jolivet, Frédéric Hecht, Frédéric Nataf, Pierre-Henri Tournier for their work on ultra-fast medical diagnosis of brain aneurysms by means of new medical imaging technologies. The second prize was awarded to Antoine Levitt (INRIA) for his work on optimization of software for molecular modelling, towards the design and creation of new materials.
-SMAI is happy to announce the launch of a scientific mediation cycle "Smai & Musée des arts et métiers du Cnam". Details of the first meeting can be found here :
* Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME)
- Public Lecture at the BBVA Foundation:
On 29 June 2016, Nuno Freitas (University of British Columbia), recipient of the 2016 Jose Luis Rubio de Francia prize for young researchers, which is awarded by Real Sociedad Matemática Española and
BBVA Foundation, will give a public lecture entitled “Elliptic curves and Fermat’s Last theorem”.
For more information, see: http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/esp/agenda/eventos/index.jsp
- Open call for the 2017 Luis Santaló School
The call for proposals for the Luis Santaló Summer School to be held in Santander in 2017 is open until 10 June. The school is devoted to introducing recent developments in any area of mathematics to young researchers (including Masters and PhD students).
For more information, see: http://www.rsme.es/content/view/1978/1/
* Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SeMA)
- The Sema Journal has awarded the title of Best Paper of the 2016 season to "A priori error estimate of a multiscale finite element method for transport modeling" by Franck Ouaki, Grégoire Allaire, Sylvain Desroziers, and Guillaume Enchéry.
- SeMA has awarded the title of Best Young Researcher in Applied Mathematics in Spain for the 2016 season to Juan Calvo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
- This year, SeMA celebrates its 25th birthday. It marks the occasion with two events:
1) An event during the XVII Spanish-French School Jacques-Louis Lions on numerical simulation in physics and engineering will be held on 8 June 2016 in Oviedo (Spain). See: http://www.sema.org.es/web/content/view/1521/48/
2) An event during XXV CEDYA / XV CMA (Congress of Differential Equations and Applications/ Congress of Applied Mathematics) in June 2017 in Cartagena. See http://www.sema.org.es/web/content/view/20/42/lang,english/
Both activities recall our society’s 25 years of life, while setting new trends for the future.
- The creation of the new journal Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Sciences.
A new journal edited in Spain has the aim of publishing works in the field of applied mathematics and its applications to nonlinear sciences. Submissions are welcome. For more details, see: http://journals.up4sciences.org/applied_mathematics_and_nonlinear_sciences.html
News from EMS Committees
* Applied Mathematics Committee
- Year of Mathematical Biology 2018
The year of Mathematical Biology 2018 is a joint venture of the European Mathematical Society and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology. It will celebrate the huge recent increase in applications of mathematics to biology and life sciences, and foster the feedback loop between life sciences and mathematics for years to come.
- The Annual Meeting of the Applied Mathematics Committee takes place in Berlin on Monday 17th October 2016.
* Raising Public Awareness Committee (RPAC)
- The web site "Mathematics-in-Europe" has been renewed. Mathematics in Europe is a portal of the Raising Public Awareness (RPA) committee of the EMS. This renewed portal is written as a magazine, with articles, interviews, news, stories, and many other sections, making it easy for people of all backgrounds to read about the ubiquity and beauty of mathematics. The new web page is
available at: www.mathematics-in-europe-eu.
- EMS Session on Public Awareness (Wednesday July 20th from 16:30 till 18:30 at 7ECM in Berlin)
This event, promoted by RPAC, will provide an overview of the activities of the committee and also discuss possible activities to be developed in each country. The RPA will also organize some sessions of street mathematics: "Mathematik für die Öffentlichkeit zum ECM2016" ("mathematics for the general public on the occasion of ECM2016").
* ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics)
ERCOM is delighted to welcome two new members:
- BCAM (the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, http://www.bcamath.org/en/ )
- ICMAT (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid, Spain, http://www.icmat.es/ )
EMS Newsletter, No. 100 (June 2016)
The 100th Newsletter of the EMS will be online at the beginning of June:
It will include an editorial by President Pavel Exner with articles and mathematical surveys from the EMS’s 25th anniversary celebration on 22 October 2015, in Paris. You will find a survey about Bitcoin and cryptology, a tribute to Abbas Bahri and his mathematical work, plus an historical article on Beppo Levi, a presentation (first of a series) from the archives of the Istituto per le Applicazioni di Calcolo "Mauro Picone" in Rome, and many other interesting topics!
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A new a competition on the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) exhibition has been launched.
Imaginary is looking for new ideas, films, pictures, software, simulations, to show how mathematics can help our planet. There is $10,000 in prize money. The deadline is in June 2017.
For more details, see: http://imaginary.org/news/mathematics-of-planet-earth-in-africa-exhibition-and-new-competition.
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