27 March 2023

EMS Mini-digest, Nr 46

Richard Elwes

The EMS Digest is currently being remodelled, following the retirement (with all of our thanks!) of the previous editor Mireille Chaleyat-Maurel. It will be fully back in June, with a new editor and a new format. In the mean-time we present a "mini-digest", a less-comprehensive round-up of mathematical news.

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EMS Young Academy (EMYA)

The European Mathematical Society is delighted to announce the launch of its Young Academy (EMYA). The first cohort of 30 early career mathematicians, spanning 18 countries a broad spectrum of mathematical fields, had its inaugural meeting on 6th March. More information here (link).

Call for 10th ECM

Outline bids to organize the 2028 10th European Congress of Mathematics are now invited, with a deadline of 30 June 2023. More information here (link).


The March 2023 edition of the EMS Magazine is available online, free to read now (link). (Some highlights follow below.)

29th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians – with the EMS

The meeting will be held 3-7 July 2023 in Aalborg, Denmark, and marks the 150th anniversary of the Danish Mathematical Society whose foundation dates back to 1873. There will be 8 plenary talks (including an EMS distinguished speaker), and 29 special sessions. Participation is possible both online and onsite, and registration is open now, with Early Bird registration extended to 30th April. There are substantial discounts for individual EMS members and members of the Nordic mathematical societies.


Executive Committee

The Executive committee held its first meeting of the year on 10-11 March in Copenhagen, the first meeting with new President Jan Philip Solovej in the Chair. A report from this meeting will follow in a future edition of the EMS Magazine. A report from the previous October 2022 meeting can be read in the latest edition of the magazine (link).

Committee for Applications and Interdisciplinary Relations (CAIR)

  • A CAIR proposal to establish a prize for mathematical software, as a joint prize of the EMS and ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry) has been approved by the ECMI council as well as by the EC of the EMS. The Lanczos prize for mathematical software is expected to be awarded for the first time at the 9ECM Congress in Sevilla in 2024.

  • CAIR organised an ERC (European Research Council) information session about the mathematics panel PE1, featuring recent ERC grantees Annalisa Buffa and Daniel Peterseim and a talk by Maria Gonzalez from the ERC, at the SIAM CSE conference in Amsterdam, February 26 - March 3, 2023.

Education Committee

The EMS Education Committee's 2023 Summer School for school students has been announced, and will be held Kraków, 3-8 July 2023. Further information and the application process is available here (link). Please dissemminate this opportunity to promising high school students.

Raising Public Awareness (RPA)

The RPA committee has new members. Dr Katie Chicot began chairing the committee in January 2023. Katie is the CEO of the charity MathsWorldUK (link), which has launched MathsCity, the UKS's first hands on maths centre in Leeds (link). She is also a Senior Lecturer, Staff tutor in Mathematics and Statistics at the Open University. Both roles involve mathematics outreach.

The RPA committee also welcomed new members from around Europe: Can Ozan Oguz (Galatasaray University), Maria de Fátima Rodrigues (FCT-UNL, Lisbon), Constanza Rojas-Molina (Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Olga Paris-Romaskevich (CNRS affectée à l’Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille de l’Université Aix-Marseille), Sandra Lucente (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro), Arghir Zarnescu (BCAM, Bilbao).

Other News

MaRDI Consortium

The MaRDI consortium (link) is dedicated to building infrastructures to make mathematical research data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). It is thus essential for the success of the project to engage as many members of the mathematics community as possible early on. You are invited to subscribe to the newsletter “Math & Data Quarterly” (link) and to make contact via the community help desk (link). The latest newsletter on “Reusability” is just out now!

London Mathematical Society and Isaac Newton Institute

The London Mathematical Society and Isaac Newton Institute are offering three Solidarity schemes for researchers in the mathematical sciences who have to leave their country of residence. The aim is not only to offer participants a safe home but also to enable them to continue their work and start new scientific collaborations. More information here (link).

Abel Prize

We congratulate Luis A. Caffarelli who has won the 2023 Abel Prize “for his seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge–Ampère equation.” More information here (link).

Fermat Prize - call for nominations

The Fermat Prize rewards the research of mathematicians in the fields:

  • statements of variational principles
  • foundations of the calculus of probabilities and of analytic geometry
  • number theory.

Its spirit is to recognise results which are accessible to the greatest number of professional mathematicians. Since 1989, The Fermat Prize is awarded every two years by the Institute of Mathematics of Toulouse, under the aegis of Université Paul Sabatier. The call for nominations for the 2023 prize is open now, with a deadline of 30 June 2023. More information here (link).

EMS Magazine

The March 2023 edition of the EMS Magazine is available online, free to read now (link). Some highlights follow:

Highlights include:

...and much more! So please click through (link) and have a read!

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