European Mathematical Society
The European Mathematical Society (EMS) is a European organization dedicated to the development of mathematics in Europe. Its members are different mathematical societies in Europe, academic institutions and individual mathematicians. The current president is Pavel Exner, Scientific Director of the Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics in Prague.
The Society seeks to serve all kinds of mathematicians in universities, research institutes and other forms of higher education. Its aims are to
- promote mathematical research, both pure and applied,
- assist and advise on problems of mathematical education,
- concern itself with the broader relations of mathematics to society,
- foster interaction between mathematicians of different countries,
- establish a sense of identity amongst European mathematicians,
- represent the mathematical community in supra-national institutions.
The European Mathematical Society is also member of the Initiative for Science in Europe.
Initial discussions were held at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki in 1978, in the European Mathematical Council, chaired by Sir Michael Atiyah. The European Mathematical Society was founded in 1990 in Mandralin near Warsaw, Poland, with Friedrich Hirzebruch as founding President.
The European Mathematical Society, through its committee for Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics (RPA), has recently run a competition for articles that have appeared in a newspaper, or some similar general magazine, in the home country of the author.
The European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) is held every four years under the Society's auspices, at which ten prizes are then awarded to "recognize excellent contributions in Mathematics by young researchers not older than 35 years".
Here are the awardees so far (a F symbol denotes mathematicians who later earned a Fields Medal).
Richard Borcherds (UK)F – Jens Franke (Germany) – Alexander Goncharov (Russia) – Maxim Kontsevich (Russia)F – François Labourie (France) – Tomasz Łuczak (Poland) – Stefan Müller (Germany) – Vladimír Šverák (Czechoslovakia) – Gábor Tardos (Hungary) – Claire Voisin (France)
Alexis Bonnet (France) – Timothy Gowers (UK)F – Annette Huber-Klawitter (Germany) – Aise Johan de Jong (Netherlands) – Dmitry Kramkov (Russia) – Jiří Matoušek (Czech Republic) – Loïc Merel (France) – Grigori Perelman (Russia)F, declined – Ricardo Pérez-Marco (Spain/France) – Leonid Polterovich (Russia/Israel)
Semyon Alesker (Israel) – Raphaël Cerf (France) – Dennis Gaitsgory (Moldova) – Emmanuel Grenier (France) – Dominic Joyce (UK) – Vincent Lafforgue (France) – Michael McQuillan (UK) – Stefan Nemirovski (Russia) – Paul Seidel (UK/Italy) – Wendelin Werner (France)F
Franck Barthe (France) – Stefano Bianchini (Italy) – Paul Biran (Israel) – Elon Lindenstrauss (Israel)F – Andrei Okounkov (Russia)F – Sylvia Serfaty (France) – Stanislav Smirnov (Russia)F – Xavier Tolsa (Spain) – Warwick Tucker (Australia/Sweden) – Otmar Venjakob (Germany)
Artur Avila (Brazil)F – Alexei Borodin (Russia) – Ben J. Green (UK) – Olga Holtz (Russia) – Boáz Klartag (Israel) – Alexander Kuznetsov (Russia) – Assaf Naor (USA/Israel) – Laure Saint-Raymond (France) – Agata Smoktunowicz (Poland) – Cédric Villani (France)F
Simon Brendle (Germany) - Emmanuel Breuillard (France) - Alessio Figalli (Italy) - Adrian Ioana (Romania) - Mathieu Lewin (France) - Ciprian Manolescu (Romania) - Grégory Miermont (France) - Sophie Morel (France) - Tom Sanders (UK) - Corinna Ulcigrai (Italy) -
Vincent Lafforgue won the prize at the age of 26, and is the youngest winner so far.
Among the 60 prizes awarded between 1992 and 2012, there have been 8 to women. Also, among those 60 prizes, 16 went to laureates educated in France, then 11 to laureates educated in Russia.
International member societies
- European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry - ECMI
- European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology - ESMTB
- Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik - GAMM
- International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
- Mathematical Society of South Eastern Europe - MASSEE
National member societies
The EMS publishes nearly 20 academic journals, including:
- Algebraic Geometry
- Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré D
- Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici
- Elemente der Mathematik
- EMS Surveys in Mathematical Sciences
- Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics
- Interfaces and Free Boundaries
- Journal of Fractal Geometry
- Journal of Noncommutative Geometry
- Journal of Spectral Theory
- Journal of the European Mathematical Society
- L’Enseignement Mathématique
- Portugaliae Mathematica
- Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
- Quantum Topology
- Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico della Università di Padova
- Rendiconti Lincei - Matematica e Applicazioni
- Revista Matemática Iberoamericana
- Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen
In addition, it publishes the Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, often called EMS Newsletter, established in 1991. It features news and expositions of recent developments in mathematical research. It is quarterly and open access. The editor-in-chief is Lucia Di Vizio (2013–2016).
- "Message from the President". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Marta Sanz-Solé (June 2013). "The European Mathematical Society: History, Organization and Activities" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-03.
- "Prizes of the European Mathematical Society". Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- Lars Madsen. "Article about EMS Newsletter from Vicente Muñoz". Mathematics.dk. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "European Mathematical Society". History.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- Sanz-Solé, Marta. "The European Mathematical Society: the home for Mathematics in Europe" (PDF). Europhysics News. 44 (4): 19–21. doi:10.1051/epn/2013402.
- Diez, Nerea. "Real Sociedad Matemática Española - Noticias de la EMS". www.rsme.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- The European Mathematical Society Homepage
- The European Mathematical Society Publishing House
- Mathematics in Europe portal by the RPA committee of the EMS
- History of the EMS