Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
The Joint meeting of the Belgian, Royal Spanish and Luxembourg mathematical societies will take place at the University of Liege, Belgium, from June 6 to June 8. It will gather mathematicians around 7 plenary speakers and in 8 special sessions (Algebra, Algebraic and Symplectic geometry, Discrete
Mathematics, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Mathematical Logic, Numerical Analysis, Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, Statistics and Probability Theory).
More information: http://nalag.cs.kuleuven.be/research/workshops/BSL2012/
This summer school will focus on recent developments in combinatorial topology and discrete geometry, with an emphasis on the interaction with toric geometry and commutative algebra. A promising contemporary method for getting simple explicit descriptions of topological spaces is discrete Morse theory. Its applications range from real world problems, such as shape recognition, to theoretical studies of topological spaces, which encode important invariants from algebra, geometry and topology.
Professor Manfredo P. Do Carmo (IMPA, Brasil) will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Murcia on the 10th of May 2012. The ceremony will take place at 12 noon in the Salón de Actos Facultad de Quimica in the Espinardo campus of the university.
The European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, the community of Hungarian statisticians and probabilists and the organisers cordially invite their colleagues to participate in the 29th European Meeting of Statisticians, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 20 to 25 July 2013.
Individual members of the European are offered a discount on the registration fee.
More information: http://ems2013.eu/site/index.php
The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) endeavors to support and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation, and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation. This is done through a variety of semester programs, semester workshops, and summer programs.
On the 23rd of February the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, will host an Abel symposium with all the Abel committee members as speakers. Professor M. S. Raghunathan has invited his fellow Abel Committee members to give lectures at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research ahead of the final committee meeting in Mumbai.The event will start with the Ramanujan Prize being presented to Professor Philibert Nang (44) from Gabon followed by his prize lecture.
More information: http://www.abelprisen.no/en/
More than 5,700 researchers have joined a boycott of Elsevier, a leading publisher of science journals. The protest grew out of a provocative blog post by the mathematician Timothy Gowers of Cambridge University, who announced on Jan. 21 that he would no longer publish papers in any of Elsevier’s journals or serve as a referee or editor for them.
Four summer schools presenting topics in different areas of applied mathematics will be run in 2012 under the auspices of the EMS Applied Mathematics Committee. Announcements of the first three are now available, the fourth will be held at the conference center in Bedlewo, Poland.
1. ESMTB-EMS Summer School : The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2012 (Turku, Finland; August 19-26)
2. 5th European Summer School in Financial Mathematics (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France; August 27-31)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert-Martin Greuel has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of the mathematics publication database "Zentralblatt für Mathematik," or ZBMATH for short. Since the beginning of 2012, Greuel has taken over from Prof. Bernd Wegner, who directed the renowned publication database for 37 years. Greuel is a professor at the University of Kaiserslautern and the director of the Oberwolfach Mathematical Research Institute.
More information: http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/news_12.html?&cHash=5b9123cdfcdc4fe210989278ee2907fa&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1380
Luis A. Cordero has been Full Prof. of Geometry and Topology since 1976 at La Laguna Univ. and at Santiago de Compostela Univ. (USC, Spain) since 1979. The Institute of Math. of the USC in colaboration with Basque Country Univ. (UPV/EHU, Spain) and CSIC (Spain), is organising the "Differential Geometry Days" on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Current research topics in Differential Geometry will be treated during this conference.
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), June 27-29, 2012.
The EMS lectures at Inst Mittag-Leffler of Karen Vogtmann are fixed as follows:
Tuesday, March 6, 14:00-15:00
Wednesday, March 7, 14:00-15:00
Thursday, March 8, 14:00-15:00
Title: The topology and geometry of automorphism groups of free groups.
Abstract: Free groups, free abelian groups and fundamental groups of
closed orientable surfaces are the most basic and well-understood
examples of infinite discrete groups. The automorphism groups of
these groups, in contrast, are some of the most complex and intriguing
With a budget of just over €660 million, the European Research Council (ERC) is funding 294 top researchers in the fourth competition for its coveted Advanced Grants. This Advanced Grant call attracted 2284 proposals, which is a 13% rise from the last call. The estimated total budget also increased by 12% from last year. The success rate remains stable at 13%. 17 of the advanced grants go to mathematicians.
More information: http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/press_relea...
The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing countries, instituted by the ICTP, the Abel Memorial Fund and the IMU, is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country, who must be 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 Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The winner will be invited to the ICTP to receive the Prize and deliver a lecture.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2012 Prize is 1 April 2012.
The Fermat Prize 2011 has been awarded jointly to Manjul Bhargava for his work on various generalizations of the Davenport-Heilbronn estimates and for his recent startling results (with Arul Shankar) on the average rank of elliptic curves; and to Igor Rodnianski for his fundamental contributions to the studies of the equations of general relativity and to the propagation of the light on the space-time curves (in collaboration with Mihalis Dafermos, Sergiu Klainerman, and Hans Lindblad).
More information (in French): http://www.math.univ-toulouse.fr/PrixFermat
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 to
Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA and Terence Tao,University of California, Los Angeles, USA,
“for their brilliant and groundbreaking work in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, ergodic theory, number theory, combinatorics, functional analysis and theoretical computer science”.