EMS e-News

EMS e-News 13, November 2014

HEADLINES

- European Commission Directorate General Connect organizes a consultation workshop on Mathematics for Digital Sciences in Brussels on November 6th.

- The workshop was a follow-up of the online consultation http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/content/mathematics-and-digital-sc.... It brought participants together in free but well-structured discussions about the role of mathematics for Digital Science and in particular, for the development of Big Data Analysis and High Performance Computing. The main objectives: to elicit new topics for the Horizon 2020 Work-programmes 2016-2017, and to explore the possibilities for a long-term collaboration among mathematicians at EU level and for a better recognition of their contribution to the advancement of Digital Science.

- Special sessions with debates on e-infrastructures for mathematics and innovation, improved repositories of mathematical knowledge, modelling simulation and optimization, among others, benefited from significant and thoroughly prepared contributions from the EMS committees for Applied Mathematics and for Electronic Publishing, and zbMATH representatives. Summaries of the discussions and recommendations are being collected. They will be a background for further discussions with the European Commission in the near future.

News from the EMS

- 7ECM

Save The Date: 7th European Congress of Mathematics, July 18 - 22, 2016 at the Technische Universität Berlin in Germany.

This conference, the quadrennial Congress of the European Mathematical Society is organised by the German Mathematical Society (DMV), the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), the Research Center MATHEON, the Einstein Center ECMath and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS). The programme will cover all areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. We cordially invite mathematicians from all over the world to participate. For further information click: http://7ecm.de/download/7ECM_Save-the-date.pdf

- Since July 2014, the EMS has a new website http://www.euro-math-soc.eu. The EMS encourages its members to visit the website and to provide content to its different sections. With a simple registration process ("Register" button at the right upper corner of the main page or via the direct link http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/user/register), you will be able to explore the very many possibilities of the new web, to edit membership profiles and contribute material.

News from EMS Committees

Committee for Developing Countries

The CDC participated in different activities in Seoul, before and during the ICM:

- The symposium "Mathematics in Emerging Nations: Achievements and Opportunities" (MENAO), organized by the IMU on August 12. A booth with information and publicity of the Committee was arranged.
- The NANUM Regional Networking events for Latin America, for Africa and Eastern Europe, and for Asia, where people attending the ICM and supported by the NANUM program could meet.
- A joint meeting with some members of the EMS committees for Developing Countries and for European Solidarity was arranged. One of the topics under discussion was the First Caucasian Mathematics Conference (Tbilisi, Georgia,  September 5-6, 2014), organized by the Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Iranian, Russian and Turkish mathematical societies, under the auspices of the EMS.

Exhibitors at the ICM 2014 donated about 165 books to the Committee. They will be shipped to mathematical departments in Africa.

For more activities of the Committee and updated information, visit http://euro-math-soc.eu/EMS-CDC/index.php


ERCOM

The European Postdoctoral Institute (EPDI) announces its 2014 call for postdoctoral positions.  The conditions and procedure to submit an application can be found at
http://www.ihes.fr/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=36#
Postdoctoral positions are for a period of two years, and researchers should visit at least two different centres belonging to this network. Eligible hosting centers are listed on the homepage of the programme.


News from EMS Member Societies

Croatian Mathematical Society

- Since October 14, and until March 15, 2015, the exhibition Matheliebe (http://www.matheliebe.li/) from Liechtenstein is visiting Croatia. Nominated among the top three for the European Educational Programme of the Year by the 9th Cultural Brands Award 2014, Matheliebe is an interactive mathematical exhibition designed by  Georg Schierscher. Around the exhibition, additional events like talks and workshops are organized in cooperation with the Croatian Mathematical Society.

- On December 4, the Society is organizing a country wide Mathematical Night. Mathematical games and activities will take place in various kindergartens and primary schools. More information on www.matematika.hr


Edinburgh Mathematical Society - Societat Catalana de Matematiques joint meeting, 28-30 May 2015, Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona

The Catalan and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society invite participants to their first joint meeting. The programme will focus on research areas of current interest for the two scientific communities. Plenary speakers and thematic sessions have been selected by the Scientific Committee of the meeting. More information on http://emsscm2015.espais.iec.cat/
Contact: edmathsoc@ed.ac.uk  and  emsscm2015@iec.cat


German Mathematical Society (DMV)

Cantor Medal 2014 for Herbert Spohn. This year, the German Mathematical Society awarded its Cantor Medal to Herbert Spohn, professor for applied probability theory at TU Munich. The Cantor Medal is the most prestigious scientific prize awarded by the DMV biannually. It comes with a prize money of 4000 Euro. “In the course of the past 30 years, Herbert Spohn has, inspired by physical observations, discovered surprising and deep connections between seemingly different evolutionary processes in stochastics, analysis, and mathematical physics. His insights have crucially influenced the development of stochastic analysis, the theory of kinetic equations and mathematical physics, and have unfolded their influence especially in the past decade”, wrote the presidium of the DMV in its awarding statement.
http://dmv.mathematik.de/index.php/component/content/article?id=2072 (in German)


Italian Mathematical Union (UMI)

Enrico Magenes Prize. The Unione Matematica Italiana will announce an international price dedicated to Enrico Magenes. The award of 10.000 Euros will recognize excellent research in mathematical analysis. Further information will be soon available at the web page http://umi.dm.unibo.it/


Polish Mathematical Society (PMS)

- The International Stefan Banach Prize 2015.The PMS announces the call for The International Stefan Banach Prize for a doctoral dissertation in the mathematical sciences defended in the years 2012-2014. The Prize carries an award of about 6.000 Euros. Eligible countries of participants are: Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine. The deadline for application is January 31, 2015. More information at: http://banachprize.org/

- First Joint Meeting of the German Mathematical Society and the Polish
Mathematical Society. The meeting took place in Poznan, Poland last September 17- 20. The scientific programme consisted of plenary lectures and special sessions in 38 fields of Mathematics and its applications. About 700 mathematicians representing more than 30 countries attended the Meeting.
Further information at: http://dmv.ptm.org.pl/


Royal Spanish Mathematical Society

- Homage to Spanish scientific exiles in Mexico was paid at the Ateneo de España in Mexico City on September 5, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of this institution. Organized by the RSME and the Sociedad Matemática Mexicana, with the co-operation of the Ateneo, this event was reported in several media:
http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/09/06/actualidad/1409...
http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2014/09/05/actualidad/1409937735_672...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSRkJ9_Fn5U&feature=em-share_video_in_li...

- El arbol de las Matemáticas (Arbolmat) http://www.arbolmat.com/
Arbolmat started in 2011 as a joint initiative of RSME and Universia Foundation. It presents scientific profiles of researchers from Spain, Portugal and Latin American countries with the aim of showing their scientific influence, and their ability to inspire young generations. Recently, 24 new profiles been included.

- Colloquium RSME 2014. Bernard Teissier, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, was the speaker of the Annual Colloquium of RSME, held at the University of Sevilla on November 12. Initiated in 2011, the year of RSME centenary, the Colloquium of RSME is the main annual scientific activity of the Society. http://www.rsme.es/content/view/1623/1/

 

Société Mathématique de France (SMF)

Launching of the Audiovisual Mathematics Library.The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques [CIRM] located in Marseille (with CNRS and SMF as governing bodies) is launching its 'Audiovisual Mathematics Library', a sophisticated platform built on a corpus of talks given by worldwide mathematicians during their stay at CIRM. This new tool provides the functionalities of a high level search applied to indexed and enriched videos. Presentation and Access to the Audiovisual Mathematics Library can be found on the site
http://library.cirm-math.fr
 

EMS Newsletter

Issue #94 of the Newsletter is going to be on line at the beginning of December:
http://www.ems-ph.org/journals/journal.php?jrn=news

This issue contains the first part of a series of articles on Seoul ICM.
You can also read the article ``The EMS–A Strong Society with a Vibrant Life'' by the retiring President Marta Sanz-Solé, an article by D.H.J. Polymath on "Bounded Gaps between Primes", and many other interesting news items.

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Miscellanea

- Call for Nominations for the Ostrowski Prize, 2015
The jury of the Ostrowski Prize invites nominations for candidates. Nominations should include a CV of the candidate, a letter of nomination and 2-3 letters of reference. The Chair of the jury for 2015 is Christian Berg of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominations should be sent to berg@math.ku.dk by April 15th, 2015.
More information on: http://www.ostrowski.ch/index_e.php?ifile=preis

- Alexander Grothendieck, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, passed away on November 13th.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11231703/Alexander-Grothendie...
http://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2014/11/14/le-mathematicien-a...
- "Heidelberg Laureate Forum"
The application process for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum is up and running.
Beginning November 17, young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. Applications must be submitted online at: http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org by February 28, 2015.
For more information, please visit:
www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org
- A newsletter for IMAGINARY
IMAGINARY, originally an an open-source traveling exhibition to popularize mathematics, has turned into a comprehensive platform to support math communication. All those working on math outreach are invited to join the new "Math Communication Network" initiated by IMAGINARY. This network aims to provide services to exhibitors, museums, performers, freelance math-artists, etc. See http://imaginary.org/network for more information.

In particular, there is a newsletter for the network with all the relevant news in the math communication field. Additionally, IMAGINARY has its own dedicated newsletter for the news and projects of the IMAGINARY exhibitions. Check http://imaginary.org/newsletter/imaginary-newsletter to read latest issues and to subscribe to both newsletters.

IMAGINARY is a project by the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and supported by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

 

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