The European Mathematical Society is a learned society representing mathematicians throughout Europe. It promotes the development of all aspects of mathematics in Europe, in particular mathematical research, relations of mathematics to society, relations to European institutions, and mathematical education. The EMS has as its members around 60 national mathematical societies in Europe, 40 mathematical research centres and departments, and 3000 individuals.

## Welcome message from EMS president Pavel Exner

Pavel Exner from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague has taken over as president of the European Mathematical Society from Marta Sanz-Solé.

In his welcome message, he addresses several of the challenges that the society (and with it, European mathematicians) will meet in the future, and he introduces some of the events that are planned during this and the next year.

At the start of 2015, Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel (Utrecht) has taken over the position as secretary of the EMS from Stephen Huggett. Mats Gyllenberg (Helsinki) is the new EMS treasurer taking over from Jouko Väänänen.

### EMS celebrates 25th anniversary at Institut Henri Poincaré

The European Mathematical Society was founded in 1990 at Mandralin near Warsaw in Poland. The Society will thus soon be 25 years old. To mark the anniversary, a one day event under the title "Challenges for the next 25 years" will be held at the Institut... (Full article)

### Abel Prize 2015

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of... (Full article)