News from the EMS

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

Daubechies wins Nemmers Prize 2012

Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies' passion as an educator and her work on wavelets, which help with data and image processing.

ISSMYS 2012 in Lyon

After a very successful first International Summer School in Mathematics for Young Students at Bremen, Germany, last year, the second summer school will be held at Lyon, France from August 20-20, 2012. The summer school is an introduction to mathematical research topics for international students at the age of transition between high school and university. Presentations and mini-courses will be given by prominent international research mathematicians. The program for the summer school is now available. More than 200 students have applied for participation; decisions are due in early May.

Congress and Exhibition on Cyprus: East meets West

The East-Meets-West on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Congress and Exhibition will be held during 1-4 September 2012 at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Congress is organized by the European Office of Cyprus and will explore new tools to bring researchers and enterprises together from all over the world. The Congress will serve as a highlight global event for harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship to
transfer innovation ideas into products and services. More than 1000 delegates representing more than 50 countries are expected to attend.

Invitation of contributions to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki

Springer and the European Mathematical Society invite mathematicians to contribute to the recently launched Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki. In this exciting collaborative endeavor, the 2002 online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics, containing 8,000 entries and illuminating nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics, has been transformed into a free access resource for the mathematics community.

ESF: 2012 Call for Exploratory Workshops

for workshops to be held in 2013. Deadline: May 3, 2012.
These small, interactive output oriented meetings are aimed at opening up new directions in research to explore emerging research fields with potential impact on new developments in science. The workshops, which usually last 1-3 days, have a wide participation from across Europe and involve mature scientists as well as young, independent researchers and scholars with leadership potential.
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European Latsis Prize 2012 - Invitation to Nominate Candidates

The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2012. The Prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs, is awarded each year by the Latsis Foundation through the ESF to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research. The research field for the 2012 Prize is: "Mathematics". The European Latsis Prize 2012 seeks nominations for outstanding contributions to research in mathematics. Nominations are encouraged from all parts of mathematics, both pure and applied.

Ostrowski Prize to Madsen, Preiss and Soundararajan

Ib Madsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), David Preiss (University of Warwick, UK) and Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University, US) will share the 2011 Ostrowski Prize. The prize carries a monetary award of 100,000 Swiss francs. The Ostrowski Prize is given every other year by the Ostrowski Foundation for outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and the foundations of numerical mathematics.

Journal Price Survey (AMS)

The American Mathematical Society has updated a price survey concerning mathematical journals and made it available online at ; these data are very useful in the current discussion on the relations between mathematicians and publishing houses.

Newton Institute calls for proposals

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK, invites proposals for research programmes in all areas of the mathematical sciences and their applications. The Scientific Steering Committee usually meets twice each year to consider proposals for programmes (of 4‐week, 4‐month or 6‐month duration) to run two or three years later. Proposals to be considered at these meetings should be submitted by 31 January or 31 July respectively.
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New EMS Monograph Award

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary the EMS Publishing House is pleased to announce the EMS Monograph Award.
It is assigned every two years to the author(s) of a monograph in any area of mathematics that is judged by the selection committee to be an outstanding contribution to its field. The prize is endowed with 10.000 Euro, and the winning monograph is published by the EMS Publishing House in the series EMS Tracts in Mathematics.
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Decisions in Economics and Finance, new editorial board

Decisions in Economics and Finance, the official journal of AMASES (Italian Assoc. of Math. Appl. to Economic and Social Sciences) has a new Editor-in-Chief, Paolo Ghirardato, and a new editorial board:

Summer school in Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Canazei (Trento) Italy

Organized by the Italian Association of Math. Applied to Economic and Social Sciences (AMASES)
First Week - July 8-13, 2012, on "Auction and decision theory".
Lecturers: Marco LiCalzi and Salvatore Modica.
Second Week - July 15-20, on "Credit and risk: Main issues and derivative pricing"
Lecturers: Stephen Schaefer, Andrea Berardi, Alberto Plazzi.
Application deadline: May 12th, 2012, notification of acceptance: May 18th, 2012.
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6ECM and ICME-12: Deadlines for early bird registration approaching

The 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow (July 2-7) and the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education in Seoul (July 8-15) offer substantially reduced registration fees for participants registering no later than March 31, resp. April 1.

Hungarian-American Endre Szemerédi named the Abel Prize winner 2012

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2012 to Endre Szemerédi, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and Department of Computer Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. He receives the Abel Prize “for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory”, to quote the Abel committee.
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ISE conference: Strengthening the European Research Area

The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) organizes a conference under this title in Barcelona on 3rd - 4th May 2012. ISE proposes a forum for representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, member states and stakeholders to discuss with participants from science and learned societies which measures should be taken to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA). The sessions will focus on topics such as how to involve scientists in the governance of ERA and organise cross-border research collaboration.