Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
The call for nominations for the Abel Prize 2011 has been announced. The deadline to be considered for the 2011 prize is September 15, 2010. For further information and online nomination form, please see http://www.abelprisen.no/en/abelprisen/retningslinjer.html
Individual members of the EMS get free access to Zentralblatt MATH online at http://www.zentralblatt-math.org/zbmath/. To obtain login and password please contact Olaf Teschke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Saturday, July 10, 2010, the Council of the EMS unanimously elected Prof. Marta Sanz-Solé as new President of the EMS. She will serve her four year term starting January 1, 2011, thereby succeeding the present president, Prof. Ari Laptev. For further information about the new president please see http://www.mat.ub.es/~sanz/
Grigoriy Perelman of St. Petersburg, Russia has declined the USD 1,000,000 Millennium Prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) [ http://www.claymath.org/ ]. In March 2010 the CMI had announced that Perelman was the recipient of the prize for his resolution of the Poincaré conjecture, one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems. For further information, please consult http://www.claymath.org/poincare/index.html
Professor Vladimir Arnold, one of the most prominent mathematicians of the last century, passed away on June 3, 2010 in Paris. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Arnold
The French mathematician Paul Malliavin passed away on June 3 at the age of 84.
He was professor emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) and
member of the Academie des Sciences. A short biography can be found at
The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings) is now seeking activity proposals for the year 2011. CIEM is a joint initiative of the University of Cantabria and the Municipality of Castro Urdiales whose fundamental and fundational goal is to promote quality mathematical research, be it in its more basic or its more applied and computational aspects, with special emphasis to multidisciplinar ventures. It has been organizing some 10 to 15 events every year since its foundation, in 2006.
We regret to inform you that Prof. Andrzej Pelczar died on May 18, 2010. Prof. Pelczar was a strong proponent of European mathematics, serving as member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the European Mathematical Society. He was instrumental in securing the bid for the 6ECM in Krakow, July 2 - 7, 2012. For an obituary (in Polish), please see http://www.ii.uj.edu.pl/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01arti...
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) invites proposals for Research Programmes for the academic year 2012-2013.
CRM Research Programmes consist of periods ranging between three months and nine months of intensive research in a given area of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Researchers from different institutions are brought together to work on open problems and to analyse the state and perspectives of their area.
Guidelines and application instructions can be found at http://www.crm.cat/RPapplication.
The 2010 Call for Proposals for ESF-EMS-ERCOM Mathematics Conferences to be held in 2012 is open.
Details about the Call are given in
For on-line submission of proposals, go to
Submission deadline is September 15, 2010.
Up to four conferences taking place in one of the participating ERCOM Research Centres will be funded.
The European Science Foundation (ESF) has recently published a Call for outline proposals for the
the first EUROCORES programme in the field of Mathematics, focusing specifically on Graphs in Geometry and Algorithms, and in particular the following topics;
(i) Drawing graphs
(ii) Geometric representations of graphs
(iii) Skeletal structures and spatial decompositions
(iv) Combinatorics of discrete point sets
(v) Graphs of polytopal structures
For further details on eligibility and a copy of the Call text see:
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
New Scientific Director
The Board of ICMS is pleased to announce that
Professor Keith Ball
of University College London has been appointed
to the post of Scientific Director of ICMS.
Later this year he will succeed John Toland who
was appointed in 2002.
15 South College Street,
On April 26-27 the Consensus Conference of the EMS-ESF Forward Look on Matematics and Industry will be organized in Madrid. This event is part of the official agenda of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.
All information about this event is on the webpage of the conference :
The Conference will be aimed at obtaining a more focussed attention to Mathematics by the European decision-makers (in particular in the preparation of the 8th Framework Program) and also by European governments and institutions.
The lectures from the 14th general meeting of the European Women in Mathematics, which took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, August 25-28, 2009, have been posted on the EMS web site. In particular, the talks by the 2009 EMS Lecturer Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton) can be seen here.