20 September 2022

EMS Digest, Nr44

Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel & Richard Elwes

Welcome to the 44th edition of the European Mathematical Society Digest (formerly "e-news"), rounding up mathematical news from around Europe. Follow the EMS @EuroMathSoc on social media: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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EMS Young Academy

The call for nominations to the inaugural EMS Young Academy (EMYA) is now live. Nominations must be made by EMS member societies or institutions, and should arrive before 30th September. Nomination forms and further information can be found on the EMYA page (link).

EMS Magazine

EMS Magazine number 125 is free to read online now (link).


Cyprus Mathematical Society

  • The EUROMATH & EUROSCIENCE 2023 Conference for school students and teachers is scheduled for 11-15 March 2023 in Krakow, Poland. More information soon at www.euromath.org. Contact at info [at] euromath.org.

  • European STEAME Education Conference 2023, is scheduled for 11-15 March 2023 in Krakow, Poland. More information soon at www.steame.eu.

  • New project, STEAME-Students: European Networking of STEAME School Students for Exchange and Co-creation. The project will develop a European Online Student Creations Exchange Forum and a European Network Community of STEAME School Students. More information here (link).

  • Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (ISSN: 1450 -1104 Cyprus Mathematical Society). Submit your paper via this link.

SMAI (France)

The Math Job Forum ("FEM" in French) is back in its classic in-person format on Tuesday October, 11 2022 at the City of Science and Industry in Paris, France. This forum aims to bring together students and people in charge in industry or training. More information here (link).

IHP, Paris, France

IHP scientific programmes:

Annales de l'IHP C and D are published by EMS Press. The IHP's Non-profit Association offers 5-year subscriptions free of charge to academic libraries in developing countries. Apply here (link) by Nov. 15, 2022.

MFO, Oberwolfach, Germany

Call for Applications: Proposals invited for Tandem-Workshop 2023 at MFO and RIMS. The Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach (Germany) and the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS), Kyoto University (Japan) invite proposals for a Tandem-Workshop taking place simultaneously in a hybrid format at MFO and RIMS in the week 24-30 September 2023. The workshop with up to 50 participants is held in both locations such that in each place there are 15-25 participants who can interact in the usual intense way locally and in addition share some joint lectures and discussions via zoom. More information here (link).

Irish Mathematical Society

The Irish Mathematical Society (link) held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting at TU Dublin at the university's new Grangegorman campus on 1-2 September. As is usual at our September meeting, time was set aside for the Society's Annual General Meeting. One of the main outcomes of the AGM was the establishment of a subcommittee of the Society to be called the Irish Committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Mathematics with Dr Romina Gaburro, University of Limerick, as its first chair. The establishment of this committee reflects a growing understanding of the centrality of the EDI agenda in mathematics and in science in general, and dovetails nicely with recent successful Athena SWAN applications by mathematical departments across the country. At the AGM, Dr Leo Creedon (ATU Sligo) was elected incoming President, Dr Rachel Quinlan (University of Galway) was elected Vice-President, both for the years 2023 and 2024. Dr Derek Kitson (MIC, Thurles) and Dr Cónall Kelly (University College Cork) continue as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. More information here (link).

Italian Mathematical Union (UMI)

UMI Scientific Meetings:

  • To celebrate the 100 years of the Italian Mathematical Union that occurred on March 31, 2022, UMI has organized a series of Scientific Meetings to be held in different places in Italy covering different topic on mathematics. The the next two meetings will be in Naples on September 29, 2022 and in L'Aquila on November 24, 2022.

  • The XXXVI Congress UMI-CIIM will take place on October 6-8, 2022 in L'Aquila Italy. The CIIM (Italian Commission for Teaching Mathematics) is a permanent commission of UMI. During the Congress there will be 6 plenary conference and 4 Round Tables on different aspects of Mathematics Teaching and 50 teaching laboratories on mathematics.

More information here (link).

Polish Mathematical Society

The Polish Mathematical Society has awarded "The International Stefan Banach Prize for a Doctoral Dissertation in the Mathematical Sciences-edition 2022", with one main prize and two distinctions. Marcin Sroka (Jagiellonian University in Cracow) received the main prize, Agnieszka Hejna (University of Wrocław) and Dominik Burek (Jagiellonian University in Cracow) received distinctions. More information here (link).

Committee of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The Jaroslav and Barbara Zemanek Prize in functional analysis with emphasis on operator theory for 2022 is awarded to Amine Marrakchi (CNRS Lyon, France) for his his groundbreaking achievements in the theory of operator algebras, ergodic theory and geometric group theory, and especially for his contributions to the study of the Connes's bicentralizer problem for type III von Neumann algebras. More information here (link).

Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MISANU)

MISANU is the co-organizer of the 2nd Congress of Young Mathematicians in Novi Sad, Serbia, 29th September – 1st October 2022. Participants of the congress are young scientists who have received their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years and PhD candidates. The Congress will include 5 plenary lectures and approximately 100 contributed talks covering a broad range of mathematical topics.

Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME)

  • The 2022 RSME medals have been awarded to Prof. Carlos Andradas Heranz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Prof. Pilar Bayer Isant (emeritus professor at the Universitat de Barcelona), and Prof. Luis Narváez Macarro (Universidad de Sevilla).

  • The José Luis Rubio de Francia prize 2021, which recognizes an outstanding young (under 32) mathematician, whose work has been developed in Spain, has been awarded to Ujué Etayo Rodriguez (Universidad de Cantabria).

  • The RSME, together with the BBVA Foundation, has announced the following six recipients of the Vicent Caselles RSME-BBVA awards in 2022: Guillem Blanco Fernández (KU Leuven University), Ángela Capel (University of Tübingen), Elena Castilla (Rey Juan Carlos University), Damian M. Dąbrowski (University of Jyväskylä), Daniel Eceizabarrena (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Juan-Carlos Felipe-Navarro (University of Helsinki).

  • Prof. Jesús María Sanz Serna, president of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, has been distinguished with the Rei Jaume I award 2022 for Basic Research granted by the Rei Jaume I Foundation (See the SeMa item below).

  • Prof. Eva Miranda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Mtech, CRM Barcelona, and member of the scientific committee of the RSME) has been awarded the François Deruyts prize of the Royal Academy of Belgium.

  • The 8th Iberian Mathematical Meeting RSME-SPM will be held on 5-7 October, 2022 at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Seville, Spain. More information here (link).

  • The 2nd Joint Meeting of the RSME and the UMA (Unión Matemática Argentina) will be held on 12-16, December 2022 in Ronda, Málaga. More information here (link).

SeMA (Spain)

  • Jesús Mª Sanz Serna receives the Rei Jaume I Award in Basic Research 2022. The Rei Jaume I Awards were created in 1989 with the aim of bringing science and business closer together for the promotion of research, scientific development and entrepreneurship in Spain. The prize was awarded unanimously "for his pioneering work in numerical analysis and its implications for mathematics and other fields of science. His main contributions combine techniques from probability theory, statistics, optimization and artificial intelligence". Prof. Sanz Serna is a founding member of SeMA. More information here (link).

  • Open Call for the Mathematical Modeling Contest (CMM-IMI), 2022 Edition. The Institute of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, together with the Vice-rectorate for Students of the UCM, and SeMA, organizes the following contest, aimed at encouraging students to undertake mathematical modeling tasks. Students enrolled in the 2022-23 academic year in a degree from the participating universities (16 Spanish universities, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México, Univ. São Paulo, Univ. Buenos Aires and Univ. Chile) can attend. More information here (link).

Isaac Newton Institute (INI)

  • The INI is currently operating five ongoing research programmes (link). Topics covered include: dispersive hydrodynamics, number theory, resurgent asymptotics, dynamo theory, and geophysical fluid dynamics (via a satellite programme at the University of Reading). These are hybrid events with a strong focus on physical attendance, but with every facility to make virtual participation possible. Many of the talks given at these programmes and their associated workshops are available to view online (link).

  • Guidance on how to participate in INI activities can be found here (link).

  • The newly created programme "Solidarity for mathematicians" (link) aims give refuge to researchers in the mathematical sciences who have had to leave their country of residence. Though a direct response to the war in Ukraine, applications are open for researchers of all nationalities and backgrounds.

  • INI welcomes proposals for future programmes. These can be of between one and six months in duration and can take place either at INI itself or at another university or research centre within the UK via the new "Satellite Programmes" initiative. Proposal deadlines occur at three points throughout the year. The next deadline is 30 November 2022. More information here (link).

  • Subscribe to INI's monthly newsletter here (link).

Visit www.newton.ac.uk for more information.

Edinburgh Mathematical Society

The Edinburgh Mathematical Society is working with the Levelling up: STEM team from England to launch a Scottish widening participation programme aimed at underrepresented groups of school pupils in order to encourage them to attend University and to take STEM subjects. The programme, called "Reaching Higher: Maths" uses undergraduate tutors to provide a mix of mathematical and pastoral support for the school pupils. The pilot of the programme will be launched as part of Maths Week Scotland at the end of September and we anticipate starting the tutoring sessions in January 2023.

European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB)

ESMTB will resume, starting october 2022, its monthly online seminar on mathematical biology. As always, it will be held the last wednesday of the month 1 to 2pm. More information here (link).


EMS Education Committee

The 1st Special Mathematical Summer School was organized by the Education Committee of the European Mathematical Society during 25-30 July 2022 in Agros, Cyprus. The school aimed at school students with high levels of mathematical ability and is hosted in Cyprus by the Cyprus Mathematical Society and the THALIS Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus and other organizations. Most importantly, the local hosts managed to find sponsors to cover all the accommodation and subsistence including local transport for the students, so participation for the selected students was free. Students had to cover only their travel costs to and from Cyprus. More information here (link).


IMBM (Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences) was accepted as an affiliate member of ERCOM, in response to a submitted application and a positive outcome of the vote of the ERCOM members.

EMS press

New book: The Physics and Mathematics of Elliott Lieb: The 90th Anniversary Volume, edited by Rupert L. Frank (LMU München and Caltech), Ari Laptev (Imperial College London), Mathieu Lewin (Université Paris Dauphine), and Robert Seiringer (IST Austria). Two volumes, hardcover, 1372 pages. More information here (link).

Note that Elliott Lieb won the Gauss prize at the recent ICM (link).


Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF)

This September 18–23, 200 selected young researchers in mathematics and computer science from all over the world are spending a week exchanging ideas and networking with the recipients of the disciplines’ most prestigious awards at the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF).

• Integrated into the interdisciplinary and interactive program is the Hot Topic, which this year centres on Deep Learning, its foundations, applications and implications.

• Central elements of the scientific program will be streamed live via the HLF Website (link). Videos of all lectures and discussions will be published on the HLF’s YouTube channel (link).

• You can get live updates of events at the HLF via the Twitter account @HLForum (link), and by following hashtag #HLF22.

• Check out the HLF Blog (link) for exciting articles in mathematics and computer science, as well as the HLFF Spotlight series, which highlights some of the brilliant minds attending this year’s HLF.

News of the International Day of Mathematics

The 2023 theme for the International Day of Mathematics (IDM 2023) is "Mathematics for Everyone". The theme was proposed by Marco Zarco Rotairo of the Trece Martires City National High School at Indang, Cavite, Philippines. The same theme had also been proposed for IDM 2022 by the London Mathematical Society.

It is still possible to relive some of the IDM 2022 highlights on the IDM website (link). There you can see the thousands of photos sent to the 2022 Mathematics Unites Photo Challenge, watch the short talks with guest mathematicians who joined us in the Global Celebration, with English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish sessions. Discover photos and reports from IDM celebrations from all over the world in the live blog. Sign up to the IDM Newsletter on the IDM website to learn of all our announcements.


The winners of the 2023 ICIAM Prizes have been announced. These prizes will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the ICIAM 2023 congress that will take place in Tokyo, 20-25 August 2023.

ICIAM Collatz Prize: Maria Colombo (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) ICIAM Lagrange Prize: Alfio Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) ICIAM Maxwell Prize: Weinan E (Peking University, China & Princeton University, USA) ICIAM Pioneer Prize: Leslie Greengard (New York University, USA) ICIAM Su Buchin Prize: Jose Mario Martinez Perez (University of Campinas, Brazil) ICIAM Industry Prize: Cleve B. Moler (Math Works Inc., USA)

More information here (link)..

The call for minisymposia is open, with closing date December 23, 2022. Calls for contributed talks, embedded meetings, and satellite meetings are also open now. More information on these calls is available on this page (link).


From 20 to 24 September 2022, the official launch of EU-Maths-IN OpenDesk will take place, a support platform for European companies created in the context of the European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation (EU-MATHS-IN, link). More information on the launch can be found here (link).