Latest news for mathematicians and members of the European Mathematical Society.
The DevMath-CRM Program (Supporting Maths in Developing World) aims to support mathematical research in developing countries. In the frame of this program, the CRM will host, for stays ranging between 1 and 3 months, young researchers wishing to participate in a research program of the CRM, or temporarily joining a research group of the CRM or of another Catalan institution.
Candidates must submit their application before July 15, 2012. An answer will be given during the month of July.
Nominations of candidates for the Fields Medal, the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, the Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, the Chern Medal Award, the Leelavati Prize, and the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture to be awarded at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 can be submitted to the Prize Committee Chairs and should ideally be sent by December 31, 2012 to the Prize Committee Chairs.
More information: http://www.mathunion.org/general/prizes
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences will be awarded to Professor Maxim L Kontsevich, permanent professor at l’Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France, for his pioneering works in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics and in particular deformation quantization, motivic integration and mirror symmetry.
1. Go to http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/
2. Go to the member database.
3. Log in, using your member username and password.
4. Go to JEMS.
5. This takes you to the web site of the EMS publishing house. Go to publications, then journals, then JEMS.
5. Now you can download any article you like.
(a) Once you are happily browsing through JEMS, you may forget that you are logged in to the membership database, and simply exit without going back and logging out. Do not worry: the system eventually logs out the "sleepers".
The first president of the European Mathematical Society, Friedrich Hirzebruch, has passed away. Fritz Hirzebruch studied mathematics at Münster. In 1956 he became professor at Bonn where he remained until his retirement. In 1980 he founded the Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, serving as Director until 1995. His profound contributions to mathematics – in applications of topology to algebraic manifolds and number theory – and to German mathematical life, were honoured by many prizes, including that of the Wolf foundation in 1988 and the Georg Cantor medal of the DMV in 2004.
The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee recently announced Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University's Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor of Mathematics, was awarded the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. The prize recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field of expertise and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups or has contributed in other significant ways to addressing the problem of the underrepresentation of minorities in mathematics. Dr.
The Klaus Tschira Stiftung will establish the „Heidelberg Laureates Forum“ as an annual meeting bringing together the winners of the most prestigious scientific awards in Mathematics (Abel Prize and Fields Medal) and Computer Science (Turing Award) with a select group of highly talented young researchers. The Forum has been initiated by the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies(HITS), the research institute of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) - a German foundation, which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science.
The schedule for the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow in the first week of July is now available online at http://www.6ecm.pl/en/programme/schedule/.
Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies' passion as an educator and her work on wavelets, which help with data and image processing.
After a very successful first International Summer School in Mathematics for Young Students at Bremen, Germany, last year, the second summer school will be held at Lyon, France from August 20-20, 2012. The summer school is an introduction to mathematical research topics for international students at the age of transition between high school and university. Presentations and mini-courses will be given by prominent international research mathematicians. The program for the summer school is now available. More than 200 students have applied for participation; decisions are due in early May.
The East-Meets-West on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Congress and Exhibition will be held during 1-4 September 2012 at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Congress is organized by the European Office of Cyprus and will explore new tools to bring researchers and enterprises together from all over the world. The Congress will serve as a highlight global event for harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship to
transfer innovation ideas into products and services. More than 1000 delegates representing more than 50 countries are expected to attend.
Springer and the European Mathematical Society invite mathematicians to contribute to the recently launched Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki. In this exciting collaborative endeavor, the 2002 online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics, containing 8,000 entries and illuminating nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics, has been transformed into a free access resource for the mathematics community.
for workshops to be held in 2013. Deadline: May 3, 2012.
These small, interactive output oriented meetings are aimed at opening up new directions in research to explore emerging research fields with potential impact on new developments in science. The workshops, which usually last 1-3 days, have a wide participation from across Europe and involve mature scientists as well as young, independent researchers and scholars with leadership potential.
More information: http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=53
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.