Scientific Activities

Activities organized, co-organized, sponsored or endorsed by the EMS.

The EMS Executive Committee, via its Meetings Committee, is willing to provide support that may cover the cost of the EMS Lecturers and of Distinguished Speakers, and to give partial support to the organization of EMS Weekends and of EMS Summer Schools of high scientific quality and relevance.

The EMS is committed to increasing the participation of women in research in mathematics and its applications. Efforts towards giving place to mathematicians of all genders and towards integrating early career mathematicians will be particularly appreciated.

Events within Europe and speakers with profound relations to European academic institutions will be given preference.

Only a limited number of events can be supported.

Guidelines for approval of proposals

  1. Scientific quality The event should meet high quality standards. This concerns the importance of the scientific topics, the mathematical level, the attractiveness for a qualified wide audience, the composition of the scientific and the organizing committees and the international scientific reputation of the selected speakers.

  2. International nature The event should have an international nature and not be restricted to national or local interests. This applies to the composition of the scientific committee and the selection of the speakers.

  3. Inclusiveness The participation of young researchers and female mathematicians should be promoted. The organizers should also facilitate the participation of researchers from less-favoured countries.

Call for proposals for scientific activities in 2023

Proposers should activate the corresponding link in the list below and fill out a nomination form before July 31, 2022.

EMS Lecturer

Every year, the EMS appoints an EMS Lecturer. This is an honorary post, bestowed on an internationally renowned researcher, affiliated to a European institution. An EMS Lecturer is asked to deliver several lectures in various European places; one of the lectures is tied to an international conference in Europe. Costs of EMS Lecturers are supported by the EMS.

List of EMS Lecturers

EMS Distinguished Speaker

An EMS Distinguished Speaker is a prestigious appointment, awarded by the EMS to an internationally renowned researcher. An EMS Distinguished Speaker is asked to deliver a plenary lecture at a large regional or international European conference. Costs of EMS Distinguished Speakers are supported by the EMS.

List of EMS Distinguished Speakers

EMS Joint Mathematical Weekend

An EMS Weekend is a regional European conference, interdisciplinary and covering several mathematical fields; usually organized jointly with one or several corporate societies. The EMS provides partial financial support to the organization.

List of EMS Weekends

Special Activities

In special circumstances, the EMS may consider contributing to scientific activities not belonging to any of the types listed above. Since resources are scarce, only a very limited number can be partially supported.

List of special activities

Activities endorsed by the EMS

The EMS provides the logo as sign of scientific quality, but not financial support. These activities are susceptible of hosting EMS Distinguished speakers and EMS Lecturers.

List of activities endorsed by the EMS

Summer Schools

A prototype event is a one-week school on a given mathematical area, with at least two courses of 10 hours each. The core programme can be complemented with tutorials and poster sessions by the participants. Proposals should be on topics contributing to the advancement of mathematics and its applications.

List of the EMS Summer Schools
List of the EMS Summer Schools in Applied Mathematics (ESSAM)

EMS summer schools in pure and applied mathematics 2004-2008