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.
At the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 on August 13, 2014, the Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal Award were awarded. In addition, the winner of the Leelavati Prize and the speaker of the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture were announced.
In 2015, the EMS will participate in the organization of two major international conferences:
Alexander Grothendieck, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, passed away November 13.