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The Oberwolfach Library terminates contract with Elsevier

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach Library cancelled all subscriptions to online journals provided by Elsevier Publishing. From January 2017, the current issues of all Elsevier journals will no longer be accessible online.

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20 Jan 17

Fefferman and Schoen win 2017 Wolf Prize

Charles Fefferman, Princeton University, and Richard Schoen, University of California, Irvine, have been named the winners of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for "their striking contributions to analysis and geometry."

19 Jan 17

Message from the President, January 1, 2017

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... (Full article)

31 Dec 16 President’s Newsletter

Switzerland becomes fully associated to Horizon 2020

Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries.
On... (Full article)

24 Dec 16

Abel in Barcelona

On behalf of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and in collaboration with the Catalan Mathematical Society, the Institute of Catalan Studies is hosting a one-day symposium on the occasion of the meeting of the Abel Committee in... (Full article)

20 Dec 16

2017 Breakthrough Prize to Jean Bourgain

The 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Jean Bourgain (Institute for Advanced Study) for "combining deep theoretical insights with ingenious problem-solving ability" and for "an enormous impact on mathematics over the... (Full article)

20 Dec 16 Prizes

EMS e-News 21, December 2016



- The EC meeting

The EMS Executive Committee (EC) held its regular autumn meeting 4-6 November, this time in Tbilisi on the kind invitation of the Georgian Mathematical Society. A number of decisions were taken... (Full article)

13 Dec 16 e-News

2017 AMS Prizes Awarded

Andras Vasy of Stanford University will receive the 2017 AMS Bôcher Prize.

Henri Darmon of McGill University will receive the 2017 AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory.

Laura DeMarco of Northwestern University will receive the 2017 AMS... (Full article)

2 Dec 16

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.... (Full article)

2 Dec 16

Call for Nominations for the Ramanujan Prize 2017

The Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country who is less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the
year of the award, and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country.

The... (Full article)

23 Nov 16

Call for nominations for IMU prizes

The IMU seeks nominations for the following prizes to be awarded at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018.
Nominations should be sent by December 31, 2016 to the Prize Committee Chairs.

Fields Medals. Awarded every 4 years... (Full article)
23 Nov 16

The inaugural IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships Awarded

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – IMU (The... (Full article)

23 Nov 16

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... (Full article)

20 Nov 16

HORIZON 2020: Call within High Performance Computing

A recent call in the HORIZON 2020 program includes options specifically mentioning mathematics. Within the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) branch, one of the subtopics specifically mentioned under “Transition to Exascale Computing”  (FET... (Full article)

8 Nov 16 Calls

ERC consolidator grants: Call issued

A call for the next round of ERC consolidator grants has been issued on 20 October. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2017.

31 Oct 16 Calls

German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” at AIMS

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in... (Full article)

28 Oct 16 Calls

New web site for Comenius project

The European Union Comenius Project: DQME (Developing Quality in Mathematics Education) has produced an enormous amount of practical classroom materials, as well as many new ideas for learning and teaching mathematics. These materials have been... (Full article)

26 Oct 16

New tool for the job market for mathematicians

Two graduate students from Berlin have designed a new tool MathHire for the job market for mathematicians that turns more and more global. Apart from allowing to publish easily searchable job advertisements,... (Full article)

17 Oct 16

Call for nominations for president and secretary of the IMU

The Adhering Organizations and Committees for Mathematics within the International Mathematical Union (IMU) are now invited to submit names for the offices of the IMU President and the IMU Secretary for the next term 2019–2022.
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30 Sep 16 Calls

Claire Voisin receives the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal

On September 21, 2016, the mathematician Claire Voisin was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal. A renowned specialist in algebraic geometry, Claire Voisin is recognized by her peers, especially for her research on "the topology of projective varieties... (Full article)

21 Sep 16 Algebraic and Complex Geometry Prizes

Staff reduction planned at Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK

The EMS is very concerned learning about plans for staff reductions at the Department of Mathematics at Leicester University, UK. Due to a challenging financial situation, the university’s administration has put forward plans to dismiss 5% of... (Full article)

19 Sep 16

EMS e-news 20, September 2016


The 7th European Congress of Mathematics convened in Berlin, July 18-22. The programme offered a rich menu of plenary and invited talks, minisymposia, and other presentations, including the Hirzebruch and Abel lectures. There... (Full article)

9 Sep 16 e-News

EU referendum statement by CMS

The British Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) has published a statement concerning the future of scientific collaboration after the outcome of the British referendum. Some of the most important... (Full article)

9 Sep 16 European mathematics

Jean-Christophe Yoccoz (1957-2016)

Jean-Christophe Yoccoz passed away on September 3, 2016. Yoccoz had been awarded a Fields medal in 1994 for his contributions to the theory of dynamical systems. He was a professor at Collège de France.

5 Sep 16 Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations In Memoriam

Call: Nominations or proposals of speakers and events in 2017

The EMS Meetings Committee calls for nominations or proposals of speakers and scientific events in 2017.
The Executive Committee of the EMS, via its Meetings Committee, is... (Full article)

20 Aug 16 Calls