Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
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”.
The 2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Michael Aschbacher for his work on the theory of finite groups, and Luis Caffarelli for his work on partial differential equations.
Aschbacher is the Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. Caffarelli is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas, Austin.
The awards will be presented in May at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
Professor Philibert Nang (44), École Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Recherche en Mathématiques, Libreville, Gabon, has been named the winner of the 2011 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.
More information: http://www.abelprisen.no/en/nyheter/nyhet.html?tid=53161
Kristian Seip (NTNU Trondheim, Norway) was appointed as EMS-lecturer 2012. He will give a series of lectures “Selected problems in operator-related function theory and harmonic analysis” at CRM (Bellaterra, Spain), Tel Aviv (Israel), and St. Petersburg (Russia).
More information: http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/files/Seip.pdf
So far, 17 conferences and workshops have been given the status of satellite meeting associated to the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow, Poland.
See the list at http://www.6ecm.pl/en/satellites-exhibitions/list-of-the-satellite-meeti....
Further submissions of satellite activities are still welcome at http://www.6ecm.pl/en/satellites-exhibitions/about-satellite-meetings.
Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, the President of Poland, has graciously agreed to become the honorary patron of the 6ECM.
In a letter to the organisers, his Chief of Staff wrote that this fact reflected the President's appreciation of the importance of the meeting and of the contribution of Polish mathematicians to the development of world mathematics.
The Abel Committee is in the process of evaluating candidates for the 2012 Abel Prize.
The committee will meet in Mumbai, India 24-25 February 2012.
The committee members will give lectures at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research the day before.
More information: http://www.abelprisen.no/en/nyheter/nyhet.html?tid=52992
Find the first Newsletter for MPE 2013 at http://www.mpe2013.org/newsletter/Newsletter1.txt
Nominations are solicited for the sixth Blackwell–Tapia Prize, which will be awarded at a conference to be held at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on November 9–10, 2012.
The 2011 Fermat Prize of Mathematical research has been awarded to
Manjul Bhargava, for his work on various generalizations of the Davenport-Heilbronn estimates and for his startling recent results (obtained with A. Shankar) on the average rank of elliptic curves, and
Igor Rodnianski (Princeton and MIT) for his fundamental contributions tothe study of the equations of General Relativity and of the propagation of light on curved space-times (obtained with M. Dafermos,
S. Klainerman, H. Lindblad).
The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE http://www.initiative-science-europe.org/), a platform of European learned societies and scientific organizations, amongst them the European Mathematical Society, has formulated its contribution to the European Research Area Framework.
The European Commission has released a proposal for the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020.
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters have signed a cooperation agreement regarding support for measures to increase interest in mathematics in general and to improve competence in mathematics both in Norway and in developing countries. The agreement has an annual budget of NOK 3 million (almost 400.000€) over a period of 5 years, starting in 2012.
At a recent event held in Dublin, Ireland, the significant contribution of mathematics to the solving of problems in industry across Europe was highlighted with the launch of the book ‘European Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics’.
The book came about as a result of a foresight initiative of the European Science Foundation and the European Mathematical Society on the importance of mathematics in research and innovation for the European industry.
More information: http://www.esf.org/media-centre/ext-single-news/article/european-success...
In implementation of Resolution 18 adopted by the IMU General Assembly in 2010, the IMU and the ICIAM have created a joint working group to study the issue. The working group which was composed of N. Joshi, D. N. Arnold, C. Hutchins, J. D. S. Jones, M. MacCallum, P. Michor, S. Mueller, and T. Tang has finished its work and come up with a report that can be found on IMU's Web page at the following URL: http://www.mathunion.org/publications/reports-recommendations.
The working group examined the issue of why a rating of mathematical journals is desirable and submitted a detailed