The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles (University of Oxford) "for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory." In 1994 Wiles cracked Fermat’s Last Theorem, which at the time was the most famous, and longrunning, unsolved problem in the subject’s history. Andrew J. Wiles will receive the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo on 24 May.
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From the President
Dear EMS members, dear friends,
Dear members of the EMS,
let me start by wishing you happy new year marked by good health and humour, as well as by some inspirative ideas. Opening a new four-year cycle in the life of our society, I have the opportunity to greet all of you when assuming the EMS presidency. It was your decision, through the Council delegates, which put me into this role, and I feel a deep gratitude for your trust and at the same time a grave responsibility thinking of what the job requires.
By the end of this year, my term as President of the European Mathematical Society will come to an end. This is therefore my last traditional annual message, and I would like to start it by sending you all my belated best wishes for a very prosperous and peaceful year 2014. A great deal of our activity in the forthcoming months will be focused on the organization of the Council meeting.