Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
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.
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.
The American Mathematical Society has updated a price survey concerning mathematical journals and made it available online at http://www.ams.org/membership/mem-journal-survey ; these data are very useful in the current discussion on the relations between mathematicians and publishing houses.
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.
More information: http://www.newton.ac.uk/callprop.html
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.
More information: http://www.ems-ph.org/EMS_Monograph_Award.php
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:
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.
Web page: http://dse.univr.it/safe/schools
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.
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.
More information: www.abelprize.no
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.
A summer school held at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, in the period 30 July - 3 August 2012, will present the research field of "quantum chaos" to an audience of graduate students, postdocs and young researchers. It is supported by the European Mathematical Society, the International Association of Mathematical Physics and the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, where it will take place. It will also benefit from some funding from the National Science Foundation.
The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, will announce the winner of the 2012 Abel Prize on the 21st of March. The chair of the Abel committee, Ragni Piene, will then state the reasons for the awarding of the prize.
This will be followed by a popular science presentation of the prize winners’ work by Timothy Gowers, Professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast at 12 noon (GMT + 1) from the Academy in Oslo. To view the webcast, go to http://www.abelprize.no/en/
This call concerns popularization of mathematics, particularly around school activities and also for scientific subjects that involve or lead to knowing mathematics (computer science).
The call emanates from the French association animath which promotes mathematical activities for youth by means of workshops, competitions, clubs, in schools, high-schools, colleges, universities.
More informations can be found on http://www.animath.fr/ (in French).
CIMPA is a UNESCO centre located in Nice, France, with financial support from France, the
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Switzerland, Norway, Spain and UNESCO. Its aim 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.
CIMPA organizes research schools of about two weeks in developing countries. The purpose of
these schools is to contribute to the research training of the new generation of
mathematicians, women and men.
Several Humboldt Research Awards have been given to well-known mathematicians. Every award is valued at 60,000 EUR. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
A list of recent prize recipients, including a description of their research interests, and their host institutions in Germany can be found at http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/pub_laudatio.main?p_lang=en&p_... .