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.

### Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2016 to Nigel J Hitchin

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2016 has been awarded to Nigel J Hitchin, Savillian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford, UK, for his far reaching contributions to geometry, representation theory and theoretical physics.

### Abel Prize 2016 awarded to Sir Andrew Wiles

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles (University of Oxford) "for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves,... (Full article)