News from the EMS

Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.

New call: Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions - COFUND

A new call was issued under EU's programme HORIZON 2020:
The COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

Institut Mittag-Leffler invites applications for conferences/workshops/summer schools

Institut Mittag-Leffler invites the submission of proposals for a one week mathematical conference, workshop, or summer school during the summer 2015 June 1- July17). Deadline: 20 July 2014. Information:

Abel Prize 2014 awarded to Yakov G. Sinai

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, "for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics". Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Call for Individual Fellowships (IF)

The European Commission has issued a call for Individual Fellowships (IF) under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Programme on March 12. IFs provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here.

Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, First Call for Nominations

In honour of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group award the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software (US $3000). The 2015 prize will be awarded at the International Conference in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) in Beijing, China, August 2015.

2016 CIMPA Research Schools call for projects

Proposals in applied mathematics or related to applications of mathematics are specially welcome. Proposals in the most mathematically or economically deprived areas are encouraged and will be given priority. It is preferable that a project of a Research School do not coincide with that of a conference. The aim of CIMPA is to promote international cooperation in higher education and research in mathematics and their interactions as well as related subjects, for the benefit of developing countries.

Eminent Russian mathematician detained and fined

The Russian mathematician Victor Vassiliev, member of the Russian academy of sciences and president of the Moscow Mathematical Society, famous for the invention of Vassiliev invariants in knot theory, was arrested in Moscow on February 21, 2014, as participant of a peaceful protest in support of the defendants of the Bolotnaya Square Case; he was released shortly afterwards. On March 5, Zamoskovoretsky Court in Moscow convicted him guilty of shouting slogans and resisting detention; he will have to pay a substantial fine. Prof. Vassiliev denies both charges.

Rolf Schock Prize 2014 to Yitang Zhang

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Rolf Schock Prize 2014 in the field of mathematics, amounting to 600.000 SEK (almost 70.000 €), to Professor YITANG ZHANG, University of New Hampshire, USA, “for his spectacular breakthrough concerning the possibility of an infinite number of twin primes”.

Chaire Poincaré: Call for proposals

Launched in January 2013 by the Institut Henri Poincaré (Paris) and the Clay Mathematics Institute, the Poincaré Chair offers exceptionally talented young mathematicians ideal working conditions to develop their scientific projects.
This 6 month or 1 year research program is open to all research thematic in mathematics. Without having to teach, the candidates whose research project meets the required conditions can count on the administrative team of the IHP to organize courses or any other activity of knowledge diffusion.
Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2014.

CIRM: Call for conferences in 2016

The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM) at Luminy, France, invites submission for proposals of one-week mathematical conferences, workshops or thematic schools to take place in 2016. Deadline: 31 March 2014.

Cantor medal 2014 to Herbert Spohn

The German Mathematical Society DMV awards the Cantor medal every second year. The Cantor medal for 2014 goes to Herbert Spohn, professor for Applied Probability Theory at the Technical University in Munich. Spohn's insights have had a decisive impact on the development of stochastic analysis, the theory of kinetic equations and on mathematical physics.
Information: (in German)

Peter Sarnak awarded Wolf Prize

Peter Sarnak has been awarded the 2014 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. A mathematician of extremely broad spectrum and far-reaching vision, Sarnak has influenced the development of several mathematical fields, often by uncovering deep and unsuspected connections. Sarnak is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University and is a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica receives funding from the Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation has chosen to approve funding to the CRM to establish a Simons Visiting Programme, aimed at enhancing the participation of senior researchers in the CRM Thematic Research Programmes.

ICMI Award for Michèle Artigue, a really European researcher

ERME, the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, adresses congratulations both to Michèle Artigue and Frederick Leung for the citation of their ICMI awards, and acknowledges their important contributions to mathematics education and therefore to the mathematics education community.
Frederick Leung has received the ICMI Hans Freudenthal Award, named after the eighth president of ICMI (1967-1970), which recognizes a major cumulative program of research.

XVI Jacques-Louis Lions Spanish-French School on Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering, Spain, Sep 2014

The Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA), in cooperation with the Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SMAI), is pleased to announce the

XVI Jacques-Louis Lions Spanish-French School on Numerical Simulation in Physics and Engineering

to be held at the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain), on September 8-12, 2014.

The school is intended for Master's students, PhD students and early career researchers. It can also be of interest to technicians working in industry or academics in general willing to update their knowledge of numerical techniques.