Recent News

Decease of C. S. Seshadri

Prof. C. S. Seshadri, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India, passed away on July 17, 2020, at the age of 88.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Calls for Minisymposia and Satellite conferences at 8ECM reopened

The organizers of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics have reopened the calls for Minisymposia and Satellite conferences.
We remind that the congress been rescheduled and will take place 20 – 26 June 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia.

Conditions for applications remain the same, all received proposals will be reviewed by the Local Scientific Committee.

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

Tue, 7 Jul 2020
9ECM will be held in Seville on 15-19 July 2024

The EMS Council, in its online meeting of 4 July 2020 has decided that the 9th European Congress of Mathematics in 2024 will be held in Seville (Spain).

Sat, 4 Jul 2020
EMS Council elects new members of Executive Committee

The EMS Council was meant to be meeting in Bled (Slovenia) on 4-5 July 2020, but because of the pandemic instead met online on 4 July 2020. The following new members of the Executive Committee (EC) have been elected by the EMS Council, and will start at the beginning of 2021.

  • Vicepresident: Jorge Buescu (Portugal)
  • Secretary: Jiří Rákosník (Czech republic)
  • Members-at-large: Fréderic Hélein (France), Barbara Kaltenbacher (Austria), Luis Narváez (Spain), Beatrice Pelloni (UK), and Susanna Terracini (Italy).
Sat, 4 Jul 2020
Ari Laptev's 70th birthday conference

A virtual conference on the occasion of the 70th birthday of former EMS President Ari Laptev will be held
on the dates August 12 - 13, 2020.

Sat, 27 Jun 2020
2020 Princess of Asturias Award

The mathematicians Yves Meyer, Ingrid Daubechies, Terence Tao and Emmanuel Candès have received the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Thu, 25 Jun 2020
EMS e-news 35, June 2020


Dear members of the EMS,

This is a very sad editorial. The covid-19 crisis has taken and continues to take the lives of many people. It  has led to severe restrictions of usual scientific cooperation, with conferences, workshops, and research and student exchange visits being cancelled, postponed or moved to virtual platforms. This includes our own European Congress of Mathematics, which has been postponed to June 20-23, 2021 (more details below). Another disturbing development is that in some countries the decision makers do not listen to or ignore scientific advice, which has led to a huge death toll. But also the responsibility of our community is not very pronounced. Proper statistical analysis and mathematical modelling are essential tools for combatting this frightening pandemic and we (through our Applied Mathematics Committee), as well as many other mathematical societies, have initiatives underway.

Despite all this bad news, still the life of our community continues. We have decided to announce the prize winners of the EMS, 
Felix Klein and Otto Neugebauer prizes (details below). We send many congratulations to all prize winners.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020
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