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,^{[1]} Scientific Director of the Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics in Prague.^{[2]}
Goals
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 supranational institutions.
The European Mathematical Society is also member of the Initiative for Science in Europe.
History
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.^{[3]}
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.
Prizes
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".^{[4]}
Here are the awardees so far (a ^{F} symbol denotes mathematicians who later earned a Fields Medal).
1992 prizes
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)
1996 prizes
Alexis Bonnet (France) – Timothy Gowers (UK)^{F} – Annette HuberKlawitter (Germany) – Aise Johan de Jong (Netherlands) – Dmitry Kramkov (Russia) – Jiří Matoušek (Czech Republic) – Loïc Merel (France) – Grigori Perelman (Russia)^{F}, declined – Ricardo PérezMarco (Spain/France) – Leonid Polterovich (Russia/Israel)
2000 prizes
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}
2004 prizes
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)
2008 prizes
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 SaintRaymond (France) – Agata Smoktunowicz (Poland) – Cédric Villani (France)^{F}
2012 prizes
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) 
2016 prizes
Sara Zahedi  Mark Braverman  Vincent Calvez  Guido de Philippis  Peter Scholze  Péter Varjú  Thomas Willwacher  James Maynard  Hugo DuminilCopin  Geordie Williamson
Landmarks
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.
Member societies
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



Publications
The EMS publishes nearly 20 academic journals, including:^{[5]}
 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.^{[6]}^{[7]} It is quarterly and open access.^{[8]} The editorinchief is Lucia Di Vizio (2013–2016).^{[9]}
See also
References
 ↑ "Message from the President". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
 ↑ "Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
 ↑ Marta SanzSolé (June 2013). "The European Mathematical Society: History, Organization and Activities" (PDF). Retrieved 20140803.
 ↑ "Prizes of the European Mathematical Society". Retrieved 6 May 2010.
 ↑
 ↑ Lars Madsen. "Article about EMS Newsletter from Vicente Muñoz". Mathematics.dk. Retrieved 20160309.
 ↑ "European Mathematical Society". History.mcs.stand.ac.uk. Retrieved 20160309.
 ↑ SanzSolé, 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 20160310.
External links
 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