Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
Since the new programme 'Horizon 2020' has not been finally adopted by the EU, the ERC scientific council can only provide a schedule for the next ERC calls on an indicative basis, as described below:
Publication of the provisional schedule for the new calls (ERC Work Programme 2014), late in 2013;
Opening and submission deadlines of new ERC calls throughout 2014:
- Opening and submission deadline for Starting grants; first and second quarter of 2014
- Opening and submission deadline for Consolidator grants; second quarter of 2014
Austerity has taken its toll on European research, and particularly on scientists from Southern Europe. An analysis of the impact of such conditions on scientists who stayed and on those who were forced to emigrate is the theme of a special issue of the Euroscientist, the journal of Euroscience, the European grassroots organisation of scientists across disciplines and countries.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to support Swedish research in mathematics. The Foundation is now investing up to SEK 200 million during a six-year period in order to further develop Swedish research in mathematics. In total, the program will provide funding for 24 Swedish postdoctoral researchers to go abroad. Additionally, by means of international recruitment, 35 foreign postdoctoral researchers and 25 guest professors will be given the opportunity to come to Swedish institutions.
There is a recent call for applications from the European Commission for Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowships (both ingoing and outgoing) under the FP7 framework. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2013.
The IHP at Paris has started a new program called Poincaré chair, financed for the next five years by funds from the Clay Mathematics Institute that had been reserved for the solution of the Poincaré conjecture. The initiative will allow to undertake research programs of a 6 month or 1 year duration; it is open to all the research thematics in mathematics. The objective is to give young research workers on the edge of a promising international career the means to develop deep and audacious research projects, as well as to base their international recognition.
The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the European Mathematical Society have agreed to sponsor lectures between the two societies with the running theme "What can statistics/mathematics do for mathematics/statistics?". They have appointed a selection committee consisting of Herbert Edelsbrunner, Yves Meyer, Benedikt M. Poetscher and Michael Sørensen.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2013 to Pierre Deligne, Institute for Advance Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, “for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields”.
Pierre Deligne will receive the prize from his majesty, King Harald, in Oslo on May 21.
This is a conference organized by Didier Henrion and Monique Laurent, jointly with the 3rd official meeting of the GeoLMI project funded by the French National Research Agency. The aim is to bring together various researchers in pure and applied mathematics (real algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, functional analysis, continuous and discrete optimization) interested in linear matrix inequalities and their application areas (operations research, system control, performance analysis of dynamical systems).
This workshop will take place from Monday 2 September to Wednesday 4 September at Kingston University. The objective of this minisymposium is to examine advanced decomposition methods with respect to discretisation for evolution equations with applications to transport phenomena, heat transfer models, micro heat transfer models, financial and economic problems and medical applications.
The 26th Nordic and 1st European-Nordic Congress of Mathematicians takes place on June 10-13, 2013 at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. The Congress is dedicated to the memory of Lars Hörmander (1931 - 2012), who was a professor in Lund for many years.
The organizers have now published the 2nd announcement for the congress including lists of plenary speakers and of special sessions, as well as many details concerning the organization.
Information: http://www.maths.lth.se/nordic26/ http://www.maths.lth.se/nordic26/media/uploads/announcement_2.pdf
Robert Ralph Phelps, an American mathematician who was known for his outstanding contributions to analysis, particularly to functional analysis and measure theory, passed away on January 4. He had been a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington since 1962. The best known result of Bob Phelps is probably the celebrated Bishop-Phelps theorem obtained in collaboration with Errett Bishop.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014. A programme of celebratory events – including a 50th ‘birthday party’ at the Royal Society, London, on the afternoon and evening of 14 May 2014, and a ‘Festival of Mathematics’ beginning on the evening of 2 July 2014 and continuing during 3 and 4 July 2014 at the University of Manchester, England – are planned to mark this significant milestone.
The Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Romanian Mathematical Society is organized in partnership with the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy (IMAR) and will take place at "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, from June 27 to June 30, 2013.
Invited Addresses: Viorel Barbu (Iasi), Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton), George Lusztig (MIT), Stefan Papadima (IMAR), Mihnea Popa (Chicago), Dan Timotin (IMAR).
The Springer Book Archives (SBA) project is an effort to breathe new life into older books published between 1842 and 2005 by making them available electronically and, if appropriate, in print. Authors will have free access to their electronic version. They will receive royalties on both print and electronic sales.
The EMS is a co-organizer of two mathematical conferences in the first half of 2013, the EMS-DMF Joint Mathematical Weekend in Aarhus (Denmark), April 5-7 and the 1st European-Nordic Congress of Mathematicians in Lund (Sweden), June 10-13. The EMS meeting committee has selected one of the plenary speakers at every event as EMS Distinguished Speaker. These prestigious honorary appointments go to
Prof. Jeremy Gray, Open University, UK (speaker in Aarhus) and to
Prof. Adrian Constantin, King's College, London, UK and Universität Wien, Austria (speaker in Lund).