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The second Stephen Smale Prize will be awarded during the meeting Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) in Montevideo in December 2014. Nominations are invited and should be sent to FoCM secretary Antonella Zanna at:
Deadline: 24:00 (GMT), March 10, 2014.
Information: http://focm-society.org/smale_prize.php http://www.fing.edu.uy/~jana/www2/smale.html
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) is looking for outstanding young mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world who would like to get the chance to personally meet distinguished experts from both disciplines and find out how to become a leading scientist in their field. Applications for the one of the sought-after spots at the Forum will be accepted until February 28, 2014. Applications must be submitted online at: http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org.
For more information on the HLF, go to www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org.
Press release: Mathematics has become a key enabling technology in all areas of science and technology. The development of new products or production processes today is dominated by the use of simulation and optimization methods, that, based on a detailed mathematical modeling, support or even replace the costly production of prototypes and classical trial-and-error methods.
The first Heinz Hopf Lecture will be given by Helmut Hofer (Princeton) on December 3, 2013 at 17:15 in HG G 60 (Aula). The second Heinz Hopf Lecture will be given by Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford) on December 4, 2013 at 17:15 in HG F 1. The title of the lectures is "From dynamical systems to geometry and back".
The Prize ceremony will take place after the first lecture on December 3, 2013 at 18:15 in HG G 60 (Aula). The prize will be presented by Prof. Dr. R. Siegwart, Vice President of ETH, and the laudatio will be given by Prof. Dr. G. Wuestholz, Chair of the Heinz Hopf Committee.
The Fermat Prize awarded once every two years by the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse has been awarded jointly to Camillo De Lellis for his fundamental contributions (in collaboration with László Székelyhidi) to the conjecture of Onsager about dissipative solutions of the Euler-equations and for his work to the regularity of minimal surfaces; and to Martin Hairer for his contributions to the analysis of stochastic partial differential equations, especially for the regularity of their solutions and convergence to the equilibrium.
Horizon 2020, the EU's €70.2 billion framework programme for research and innovation in 2014-2020, was approved by MEPs on Thursday. Parliament amended it to improve support for small firms, attract more people into science and more scientists to join the programme, and earmark funding for non-fossil energy research.
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The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries has been awarded annually since the first winner was announced in 2005. The 2014 Prize will be funded and administered jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).
The Prize winner must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award, and have conducted outstanding research in a developing country.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2014 Prize is 1 February 2014.
Twenty seven speakers were selected by the Scientific Programme Committee of ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) 2015 and then approved by an ICIAM board meeting in Beijing. Besides invited speakers, ICIAM 2015 (10-14 August 2015) will also feature prize lectures, public lectures, mini-symposia, contributed papers, and posters.
A call for nominations has been issued for the third Olga Taussky-Todd lecture, to be given by a female speaker at ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) in Beijing over 10-14 August 2015. A nomination will consist of
- an explanation of why the individual is being nominated, and a description of her work;
- a brief CV and contact information for the nominee.
Nominations should be sent by email to: hlopez@ im.ufrj.br. The deadline for submission of nominations is 30 November 2013.
The “Medienpreis Mathematik 2013” by the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV) goes to Gert-Martin Greuel and Andreas Matt for their work on the project IMAGINARY. The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the communication and popularization of mathematics. The award comes with 4000 Euro prize money provided by the Walter de Gruyter Stiftung in Berlin.
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the 2nd president of the European Mathematical Society (1995-98), will be the next president of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Bourguignon was nominated for this position by the EMS to a search committee set up by the European Commission.
Peter Scholze (University of Bonn) will receive the 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for "his pathbreaking contributions that lie at the interface of arithmetic algebraic geometry and the theory of automorphic forms, and especially in the area of Galois representations." Scholze will receive the award in late December at the International Conference on Number Theory and Galois Representations at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Ramanujan's hometown. The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by young mathematicians to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Despite numerous protests from scientists in Russia and abroad, President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill to reform the Academy of Sciences, the country’s leading scientific research establishment comprising about 50,000 researchers in its 434 affiliated institutions.
In its sixth and last Advanced Grant competition under the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), the European Research Council
(ERC) is awarding over €660 million to 284 senior research leaders, among them 11 mathematicians. They will carry out their research in 18
different countries across the European Research Area. Funding is up to €3.5 million per grant. The next Advanced Grants call will fall under the
'excellence pillar' of the new Framework Programme 'Horizon 2020.