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George Boole 200: Boole2School

On the occasion of George Boole's bicentenary the University College Cork (UCC, Ireland) has created Boole2School with the objective to grow awareness among children and students of the impact of science in modern life, exemplified by the... (Full article)

28 Sep 15 Algebra, History of Mathematics, Logic and Foundations, Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science

EMS and LMS celebrate anniversaries in Birmingham, UK

Mathematicians from across the world will be meeting at the University of Birmingham this week-end to celebrate  the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS).

The... (Full article)

17 Sep 15

2nd International Conference on Algebra in Honour of Leonid BOKUT and Surender K. JAIN

15 Sep 15 Algebra, Number Theory

News on the Abel Prize

Two new members have appointed to the Abel Committee: Marta Sanz-Solé (Universitat de Barcelona), and Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy). The Abel Committee is chaired by John Rognes, University of Oslo. The other members are:... (Full article)

20 Aug 15 Prizes

Fulkerson Prize to Francisco Santos

The 2015 Fulkerson Prize was awarded to Francisco Santos, for "A Counterexample to the Hirsch Conjecture", Annals of Mathematics, 2012. The Fulkerson Prize is given every three years for outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics.

10 Aug 15 Combinatorics Prizes

2015 Shaw Prize to Faltings and Iwaniec

The 2015 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to Gerd Faltings, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, and Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University, for "their introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory,... (Full article)

22 Jun 15 Number Theory Prizes

Scholze Awarded 2015 Ostrowski Prize

Peter Scholze, who holds a Hausdorff Chair at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the 2015 Ostrowski Prize for his breakthrough work in arithmetic algebraic geometry, specifically "for developing the theory of perfectoid spaces and... (Full article)

22 Jun 15 Algebraic and Complex Geometry Prizes

Joint LMS-EMS Anniversary Mathematical Weekend

To celebrate the 150th year of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the 25th year of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) we are organizing a mathematical weekend, to be held in Birmingham from Friday September 18th to Sunday 20th, 2015... (Full article)

15 Jun 15 Algebra, Analysis and its Applications, Combinatorics, History of Mathematics European mathematics

The First Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge

We congratulate Etienne Ghys, winner of the first Clay Award for Dissemination of Mathematical Knowledge!

"He has given numerous carefully crafted lectures to audiences ranging from school children to delegates at the... (Full article)

10 Jun 15

HORIZON 2020 cuts partially taken back: ERC and Marie Curie Actions saved

The European Commission has announced it will cut €500M less from the Horizon 2020 research programme.The Commission gave in to members of the European parliament and to scientists who said a proposed €2.7 billion trim to the Horizon 2020... (Full article)

2 Jun 15 EU institutions and similar

EMS e-News 15, May 2015


John Forbes Nash, Jr.

With great sadness the European Mathematical Society has learned of the tragic deaths of John Nash and his wife Alicia, in a car accident, on May 23, 2015. This came a mere four days after Nash... (Full article)

29 May 15 e-News

John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928-2015)

With great sadness the European Mathematical Society has learned of the tragic deaths of John Nash and his wife Alicia, in a car accident, on May 23, 2015. This came a mere four days after Nash received the Abel Prize from the hands of the... (Full article)

26 May 15 In Memoriam

EMS celebrates 25th anniversary at Institut Henri Poincaré

The European Mathematical Society was founded in 1990 at Mandralin near Warsaw in Poland. The Society will thus soon be 25 years old. To mark the anniversary, a one day event under the title "Challenges for the next 25 years" will be held at... (Full article)

14 Apr 15 European mathematics

The new ECMI blog

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) is pleased to announce the ECMI blog is now online at It contains up-to-date information about events and... (Full article)

25 Mar 15

Abel Prize 2015

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory... (Full article)

25 Mar 15 Geometry, Partial Differential Equations

Call: Proposals for scientific activities in 2016

The EMS Meetings Committee calls for nominations or proposals of speakers and scientific events in 2016. The EMS, via its Meetings Committee, is willing to provide support that may... (Full article)

18 Mar 15 Calls

8 ECM 2020: Two bids received

At the deadline 28 February, two preliminary bids for the organization of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics in the summer of 2020 had been received by the office of the European Mathematical Society: one from the Faculty of Mathematics,... (Full article)

6 Mar 15 European mathematics

Call from the EMS Committee for European Solidarity

Call for travel grant applications and event funding requests: The EMS Committee for European Solidarity calls for travel grant applications from young researchers and funding requests from organisers of conferences or advanced courses to be... (Full article)

3 Mar 15 Calls

EMS e-News 14, February 2015


- Nominations for EMS Prizes
Celebrations of mathematical achievement are highlights of every European Mathematical Congress. Following tradition, various prizes will be awarded at the 7th ECM in Berlin in July 2016: ten... (Full article)

12 Feb 15 e-News

Third call for applications for the Poincaré Chair (2016/2017)

The Henri Poincaré Institute (IHP, Paris 5th) is inviting applications for the Poincaré Chair, a programme that enables... (Full article)

9 Feb 15 Calls

Heidelberg laureate forum 2015

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... (Full article)

2 Feb 15 Calls

NSF seizes funding IMA and MBI

It appears that the NSF-funded Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota will be closing its doors within a couple of years, and its sister institute,... (Full article)

30 Jan 15

Meeting of Presidents 2015 in Innsbruck (Austria), March 28-29

Since 2008, the presidents of the full member societies of the European Mathematical Society have met once per year to discuss topics of common interest and to foster increased interaction. This year's meeting will take place at the University... (Full article)

29 Jan 15 European mathematics

HORIZON 2020: RISE call opened

The Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) is a scheme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. RISE involves... (Full article)

14 Jan 15 Calls

Nominations for prizes of the EMS solicited

The European Mathematical Society asks for nominations for the prizes to be awarded at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics in Berlin in July 2016. These are the ten EMS prizes for young mathematicians, the Felix Klein Prize in applied... (Full article)

12 Jan 15 Calls