Recent News

Request for comments from the ICM Structure Committee

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is widely considered to be the premier conference for mathematicians. In the last few years there has been discussion regarding ways in which the process for structuring the ICM and inviting lecturers could be improved. At the 2018 ICM General Assembly meeting in Rio de Janeiro, a resolution was adopted to create a new Structure Committee. As one of the first actions, this committee is soliciting input from the mathematical community regarding the topics within their remit.

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Response of EMS to potential changes for ERC

According to the EU news, a reorganisation of the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission is scheduled to take place this year with a goal to revise reporting procedures and increased coordination between the different agencies. The EMS is concerned that such reorganisation may have a negative impact on the European Research Council (ERC).

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Survey by the EMS Education Committee

Student transition from school-level mathematics to university-level mathematics, often referred to as the secondary-tertiary transition
(STT) is an enduring, complicated and multi-faceted process. The EMS Education Committee is conducting a survey to collect and report to the mathematics community information needed in order to devise national and international actions that can essentially improve the state of the art with respect to STT. The survey is open until September 15, 2019.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Feedback from the EMS on the Implementation of Plan S

The mathematical community has been for a long time on the forefront of establishing an accessible, efficient, fair and transparent scholarly publishing system. The EMS and its Publications and Electronic Dissemination Committee are in favour of Open Access to the scientific literature. They have given a detailed feedback on Plan S and its guidelines to the Science Europe Office. The text can be found here.

Fri, 8 Feb 2019
Open Position for Managing Editor of EMS - Publishing House in Berlin

The European Mathematical Society has today signed the founding papers for the European Mathematical Society- EMS- Publishing House in Berlin which will be the successor of the current EMS PH located in Zürich. Many thanks to Thomas Hintermann, who successfully built up the current EMS PH for his great work, but he will retire this year and now the EMS Publishing House is seeking a new managing director, see the attached advertisement.

Expected starting date: May 1, 2019
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

Volker Mehrmann President of the EMS

Wed, 6 Feb 2019
Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC-III)

The third Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC-III) will be organized in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on August 26-29, 2019, under the auspices of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) on the base of Southern Federal University and with cooperation of Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Iranian, Moscow and Turkish Mathematical Societies. Deadline for registration: July 20, 2019.

Mon, 4 Feb 2019
Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 awarded to Lawler and le Gall

The winners of the Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2019 are Prof. Gregory Lawler, Chicago University, for his comprehensive and pioneering research on erased loops and random walks and Prof. Jean Francois le Gall, Paris Sud Orsay University, for his profound and elegant works on stochastic processes.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Abel Prize announcement March 19

The winner of the Abel Prize 2019 will be announced on the 19th of March at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast and can be watched on the Abel Prize website.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Decease of Prof. Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah FRS, honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh, has passed away on 11 January 2019, at the age of 89. He held many positions including Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, President of the Royal Society UK, Master of Trinity College in Cambridge, the founding Directorship of the Isaac Newton Institute and Chancellor of the University of Leicester. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Abel Prize in 2004.

Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Decease of Prof. Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Prof. Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Bt KBE FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge (UK), has passed away on 26 December 2018, at the age of 91. He was a leading number theorist of his generation.

Tue, 1 Jan 2019