Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
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.
Institut Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm, Sweden, has opened the official call for proposals for new projects for the academic year 2012 - 2013. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2010. Please see the following web site for further information: http://www.mittag-leffler.se/programs/1213/proposals.php
The annual dues for corporate members will be expressed in terms of a unit fee x, fixed by the Council for any one year. Full members in classes 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall pay x, 3x, 5x, and 8x respectively in annual dues. Associate members shall pay an annual fee of x. Academic institutional members shall pay an annual fee of x. Other institutional members shall pay an annual fee of 3x.
The annual dues for individual members shall be expressed in terms of a unit fee y, fixed by Council for any one year.
Darren Crowdy, Professor of Applied Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London has been awarded the ‘2009 CMFT Young Researcher Award’ at the Computational Methods and Function Theory (CMFT) conference 2009.
Professor Crowdy’s conformal mapping research hit the headlines last year when he updated the 140 year old Schwarz-Christoffel formula so it could be used for more complicated shapes and, therefore, in more diverse applications in physics and engineering.
The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings, in Spanish) 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 is based in the cantabrian town of Castro Urdiales, of indisputable touristic value and conveniently placed in the A8 motorway, 35 km from Bilbao airport and 60 km from Santander.
In 2009, sigma – the centre for excellence in university-wide mathematics and statistics support - wishes to award two personal prizes to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics and statistics support.
Prizes and Eligibility:
One personal prize of £1000 to an individual employed by a UK higher education institution.
One personal prize of £1000 to an individual employed by a higher education institution based outside the UK.
Both award winners will be named: sigma Outstanding Contributor 2009.
The 2009 Call for Proposals for ESF-EMS-ERCOM Mathematics Conferences to be held in 2011 and 2012 is open.
Details about the Call are given in
For on-line submission of proposals, go to
Submission deadline is September 15, 2009.
Up to six conferences taking place in one of the participating ERCOM Research Centres will be funded.
Vacant academic positions in European departments of mathematics and statistics offered by the European Mathematical Society. New entries can be registered via this form.
The recipient of the 2009 Abel Prize in mathematics will be announced on March 26, 2009.
The Abel Prize Ceremony will take place in Oslo on May 19, 2009 at 14:00. The Abel Lectures will take place at the University of Oslo on May 20, 2009.