Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Any society's life contains both climactic and anticlimactic periods. The year just concluded was full of major events, but while the New Year promises many things we look forward to, it is day-to-day work which will provide the Leitmotiv of the coming months. This includes the implementation of the decisions taken at our Council meeting in Berlin last summer. To begin with, the society's leadership has been substantially renewed. With deep gratitude for their devoted work we part with Franco Brezzi and Martin Raussen, and we wish success to Volker Mehrmann and Armen Sergeev who replace them as the society's vice-presidents. We also thank the other departing members of the Executive Committee: Alice Fialowski, Gert-Martin Greuel, and Laurence Halpern. We welcome the new members: Nicola Fusco, Stefan Jackowski, Vicente Muñoz, Beatrice Pelloni, and Betül Tanbay.

Equally important is the renewal of our standing committees, which form the backbone of the EMS. Around half their Chairs and a number of members have reached the end of their tenure. Their replacements were decided at the recent meeting of the Executive Committee in Tbilisi. Let me express here our gratitude to all of them, with personal thanks to follow separately. In some committees, the changes run particularly deep. This is especially true for the Education Committee, which will see a majority of new...

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  • ICM 2022 to be held in Paris or in St. Petersburg

    The International Mathematical Union (IMU) received two bids for hosting the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in 2022: Paris, France; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Both bids have the support of the European Mathematical Society.
    The Executive Committee of the IMU will make site visits,and based on this and the bids, it will make a recommendation to the General Assembly which will decide on the venue of ICM 2022 at its meeting in São Paulo 29-30 July, 2018 prior to the ICM 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.

  • New program of research visits in Africa

    The Committee for Developing Countries (CDC) of the EMS, with the support of the Simons Foundation, opens a program of research visits to foster research opportunities for young and established researchers in Africa.

    The program is open to all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics and it is directed to fellows based in Africa.

  • Turkey: EMS protests against persecutions

    More than a thousand participants of the Seventh European Congress of Mathematics, the largest professional meeting of mathematicians on our continent, representing a community tens of thousands strong, took the opportunity of the congress's closing ceremony to protest against the current treatment of academics by the Turkish government.
    The government-imposed travelling ban had a direct impact on the congress's scientific program, as valued participants were unable to attend.

From the President

Message from the President, January 1, 2017 (31 Dec 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President (4 Jan 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President (6 Jan 15)

Dear members of the EMS,

let me start by wishing you happy new year marked by good health and humour, as well as by some inspirative  ideas. Opening a new  four-year cycle in the life of our society, I have the opportunity to greet all of you when assuming the EMS presidency. It was your  decision, through the Council delegates, which put me into this role, and I feel a deep gratitude for your trust and at the same time  a grave responsibility thinking of what the job requires.