Recent News

2017 Silver and Bronze Medals in Mathematics

Christophe Breuil (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud Orsay) is the winner of the médaille d’argent 2017, and Béatrice de Tilière (CNRS, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée) is the winner of the médaille de bronze 2017.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Darmon awarded 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

The Fields Institute announced that Professor Henri Darmon, McGill University, is the winner of the 2017 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize.

Sat, 18 Feb 2017
European Scientitst on transparency, openness, and mobility

The EMS is one of the European societies which signed the open letter with the title

European science organisations: maintain transparency, open communication and mobility of scholars and scientists

motivated by the recent events in the United States. The letter text is available at and will be sent, in particular, to the EU authorities.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017
Awards from the German Mathematical Society

Gerd Faltings will be awarded the Cantor Medal of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in September this year.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (who was the second President of the EMS) has been named honorary member of the DMV.

Fri, 3 Feb 2017
ISE on the help to researchers stranded abroad after US immigration ban

Initiative for Science in Europe, a lobbying organization of which the EMS is a member, came with an initiative to coordinate help offers to researchers stranded abroad after US immigration ban. Those who want to offer a temporary harbour to such people are invited to visit and present their proposals there.

Thu, 2 Feb 2017
EMS President on Trump's Executive Order

"The European Mathematical Society is closely following the activities of our American colleagues in response to the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump, temporarily suspending travel to the US from seven countries. I support the statement signed by the AMS Board and the online academic petition opposing the ban. I share their worries about the consequences of this measure.

"Europe in the last century amassed too much experience of bans based on group identity and we know the devastating consequences they have. I am afraid that such policies will harm scientific work everywhere, including the United States."

 - Professor Pavel Exner, President of the European Mathematical Society

Tue, 31 Jan 2017
Call for nominations for the Ostrowski Prize 2017

The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the mathematical sciences. Every second year it provides a prize for recent outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and in the foundations of numerical mathematics.

The jury invites nominations for candidates for the 2017 Ostrowski Prize. Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the jury for 2017, Gil Kalai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), by May 15, 2017.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017
The impact of human interactions in mathematics

New research by Oxford Mathematician and Computer Scientist Ursula Martin and evaluator Laura Meagher reveal that the impact of mathematical achievements increases when there are human interaction, long term relationships and close working with other disciplines and end users.

Thu, 26 Jan 2017
Call for nominations for the ICIAM Prizes 2019

The ICIAM Prize Committee for 2019 calls for nominations for the five ICIAM Prizes to be awarded in 2019 (the Collatz Prize, the Lagrange Prize, the Maxwell Prize, the Pioneer Prize and the Su Buchin Prize). ICIAM (the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is the world organization for applied and industrial mathematics.

The deadline for nominations is July 15th, 2017. Nominations should be made electronically through the website

Description of ICIAM Prizes:

Wed, 25 Jan 2017
Applications for 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum are open

Applications for participation at the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum are open in three categories: Undergraduates, PhD Candidates, and PostDocs. The deadline is February 14th, 2017.

The 5th HLF will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, September 24–29, 2017. At HLF all winners of the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize, the Alan Turing Award, the Nevanlinna Medal, and the ACM Prize in Computing, are invited to attend. In addition, young and talented computer scientists and mathematicians are invited to apply for participation. The HLF serves as a great platform for interaction between the masters in the fields of mathematics and computer science and young talents.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017