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Beilinson and Kazhdan awarded 2020 Shaw Prize

The 2020 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded in equal shares to Alexander Beilinson, University of Chicago, and David Kazhdan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for their huge influence on and profound contributions to representation theory, as well as many other areas of mathematics.

Fri, 22 May 2020
Decease of Ernest Vinberg

Prof. Ernest Borisovich Vinberg, Moscow State University and Independent University of Moscow, passed away on May 12, 2020, at the age of 82.

Mon, 18 May 2020
Prize Winners Announced

Every four years, during the ECM, the EMS awards 10 EMS Prizes, the Felix Klein Prize and the Otto Neugebauer Prize. All prize winners are usually announced at the Opening Ceremony at the beginning of the congress. Unfortunately, this year the tradition called for an alternative.

The 10 EMS Prizes are awarded “to young researchers not older than 35 years, of European nationality or working in Europe, in recognition of excellent contributions in mathematics.” The EMS prize winners for 2020 are:

  • Karim Adiprasito (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / University of Copenhagen)
  • Ana Caraiani (Imperial College London)
  • Alexander Efimov (Steklov, Moscow)
  • Simion Filip (Chicago)
  • Aleksandr Logunov (Princeton)
  • Kaisa Matomäki (Turku)
  • Phan Thành Nam (LMU Munich)
  • Joaquim Serra (ETH Zurich)
  • Jack Thorne (Cambridge)
  • Maryna Viazovska (EPFL, Lausanne)

The Felix Klein Prize is awarded “to a scientist, or a group of at most three scientists, under the age of 38 for using sophisticated methods to give an outstanding solution, which meets with the complete satisfaction of industry, to a concrete and difficult industrial problem.” The 2020 Felix Klein Prize winner is Arnulf Jentzen (University of Münster)

Fri, 8 May 2020
8ECM Rescheduled

The 8th European Congress of Mathematics 2020 has been reschuduled due to the covid19 pandemic.
The new date for the Congress is 20–26 June, 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia.

Fri, 8 May 2020
IMU "COVID-19 Resource Website"

The International Mathematical Union has a webpage for sharing links to:

  1. Mathematical resources related to COVID-19
  2. Online mathematics seminars
Wed, 6 May 2020
ECMI Webinar “Mathematics of the COVID19 crisis”

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently generating considerable activity among applied and industrial mathematicians across Europe. 

The mathematics of modelling, simulation, and optimisation in all its various forms has experienced an unusual level of attention from authorities and from the media. In recent weeks, separate teams of researchers in countries across Europe (and elsewhere) have been busy with the urgent task of providing a rigorous basis for difficult political decisions. 

To aid exchange of ideas and preliminary results, to stimulate discussion, and to foster international collaboration, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) is organising a web seminar to be held on 

April 29, 2020    at   2:00-4:30 pm  CET  (=GMT+1) 

The webinar will bring together experts from different countries, who will outline their approaches in short presentations. The webinar is primarily an exchange between applied mathematicians, but it is public, and will be viewable on YouTube. 
To attend the seminar on YouTube in real time, please connect to this link, 

and select the live streaming window, under the “VIDEO”  tag. 

Sun, 26 Apr 2020
The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize 2020 awarded

The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize is awarded each year for a mathematical monograph of an expository nature presenting the latest developments in an active area of research in Mathematics, in which the applicant has made important contributions. The awardees of the 2020 edition are:

  • Urtzi Buijs (Universidad Málaga), Yves Félix (Université Catholique Louvain), Aniceto Murillo (Universidad Málaga) and Daniel Tanré (Université Lille), for the monograph Lie models in topology.
  • Giovanni Catino (Politecnico Milano) and Paolo Mastrolia (Università degli Studi Milano), for the monograph A Perspective on Canonical Riemannian Metrics.
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
European Mathematical Society (EMS) in support of the ERC Scientific Council

On the resignation of Mauro Ferrari as President of the European Research Council (ERC), EMS expresses its public support to the ERC Scientific Council in its decision and declaration.

As a leading initiative worldwide to promote excellent discovery research, which is crucial to address the challenges that our societies and the planet face, the ERC has proven to be a paramount success with an impressive impact. Its mission and nature must be firmly supported by its leadership.

EMS would like to thank EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Director General Jean Eric Pacquet for standing strongly by ERC and for the leading role they have taken to facilitate new initiatives within EU research & Innovation in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The purpose of EMS is to further the development of all aspects of mathematics in the countries of Europe. In particular, the Society aims to promote research in mathematics and its applications. It will assist and advise on problems of mathematical education. It concerns itself with the broader relation of mathematics to society. In short, it seeks to establish a sense of identity amongst European mathematicians. Created by and for the European mathematical community, the EMS is an effective intermediary between mathematicians and those in charge of politics and funds in Brussels.

Helsinki April 13, 2020

Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Decease of John Conway

Prof. John Horton Conway, Princeton University, has passed away on 11 April 2020, at the age of 82. Conway received the Berwick Prize (1971), was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (1981), was the first recipient of the Pólya Prize (LMS) (1987), won the Nemmers Prize in Mathematics (1998) and received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (2000) of the AMS.

With John Horton Conway the mathematical community has lost one its brightest and most charismatic members.

Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Mathematics against coronavirus

The Comité Español de Matemáticas, CEMat, is promoting the initiative Mathematics against coronavirus. Its aim is to make the analysis and modelling skills of the Spanish mathematical community more readily available to the administration and to the society in general, in order to get a better understanding of the actual COVID-19 crisis.
For further information, see the website.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020