EMS Handbook

5.5 Hirzebruch Lecture


To honour the memory of Professor Friedrich Hirzebruch, an outstanding German mathematician and the first President of the European Mathematical Society, the DMV and the EMS have jointly agreed to establish a “Hirzebruch Lecture” given as a part of the European Congresses of Mathematics, beginning with the 7th ECM in Berlin in 2016. The lecture is supported by both of the societies.

Principal guidelines

The lecturer should be an internationally renowned mathematician who, in addition, has contributed significantly to international, in particular also European, cooperation in mathematics.

Prize Committee selection guidelines

The selection of the lecturer will be made by a committee jointly nominated by the DMV and the EMS.