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.

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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)

EMS Council in Berlin, July 16-17, 2016

The EMS Council meets every second year. The next meeting will be held in Berlin, July 16 and 17, 2016, in the Senate Meeting in the Main Building of the Humboldt University at Unter den Linden 6. The Council meeting starts at 14.00 on July 16 and ends... (Full article)

Book reviews

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1 (Review posted 27 Apr 2016)
e: The Story of a Number (Review posted 27 Apr 2016)
A Machine Made This Book (Review posted 4 Apr 2016)