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.

### Joint LMS-EMS Anniversary Mathematical Weekend

To celebrate the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) we are organizing a mathematical weekend, to be held in Birmingham from Friday September 18th to Sunday 20th, 2015. All... (Full article)

### John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928-2015)

With great sadness the European Mathematical Society has learned of the tragic deaths of John Nash and his wife Alicia, in a car accident, on May 23, 2015. This came a mere four days after Nash received the Abel Prize from the hands of the Norwegian King... (Full article)