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Political Tumult is Temporary, Mathematics is Eternal

Happy New Year from the European Mathematical Society!

Please click through for EMS President Pavel Exner's New Year message.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news/16/12/31/message-president-january-1-2017

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Jean Bourgain wins 2017 Breakthrough Prize

Congratulations to Jean Bourgain (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study), who has won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in mathematics!

https://www.ias.edu/press-releases/2016/bourgain-breakthrough
Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, for “multiple transformative contributions to analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations, high-dimensional geometry, and number theory.” A member of the Institute Faculty since 1994, Bourgain was cited by the prize
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Pavel Exner & Emil Jeřábek: Neuron Prize 2016

We always enjoy congratulating scientific prizewinners, but it is a particular pleasure to be able to raise a glass to our own EMS President Pavel Exner who has been awarded The Neuron Prize, 2016. This prestigious award recognises Czech scientists at home and abroad who have made outstanding contributions to science.

Congratulations also to mathematical logician Mgr. Emil Jeřábek, who was also among this year's Neuron laureates.

http://www.nfneuron.cz/en/scientists/laureates/2016/pavel-exner/
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Call for nominations: Chern Medal

The Chern Medal is a relatively new prize, awarded once every four years jointly by the IMU and the Chern Medal Foundation (CMF) to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics.

The call, from the Prize Committee Chair Caroline Series, appears on +Timothy Gowers' blog.

https://gowers.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/call-for-nominations-for-the-2018-chern-medal/
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Mathematical Game: From the Earth to the Moon

Could we fire a cannon to the moon? The 8th Mathematical Competitive Game for 2016-2017 is now open, with prizes totalling 2000 Euros.

The game is organized jointly by La Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques and Société de Calcul Mathématique SA.
The topic this year is taken from Jules Verne's novel "From the Earth to the Moon".

http://www.scmsa.eu/archives/SCM_FFJM_Competitive_Game_2016_2017.pdf
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Our friends at Mathematics-in-Europe interview Sara Zahedi, one of the winners of the 2016 EMS prizes:
mathematics-in-europe.eu/?p=600
The ICIAM Newsletter DIANOIA is publishing a series of interviews with young applied mathematicians. Here Roberto Natalini interviews Sara Zahedi who is an assistant professor in numerical analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Sara Zahed is one of ten winners and the only female winner of the European Mathematical Society Prize for 2016. By Roberto Natalini […]
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Switzerland joins Horizon 2020

On 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme. This is fantastic news for Swiss science, including mathematics. Congratulations!

http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=newsalert&year=2016&na=na-221216

Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU
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Why you should join the European Mathematical Society

An article in the London Mathematical Society Newsletter. One reason, if you are a student, is that it is free for 3 years.

The article is directed at a UK audience, but please do share with anyone who might be interested!

http://newsletter.lms.ac.uk/why-you-should-join-the-ems/

Following a recent rule change, students are now entitled to three years' free membership of the European Mathematical Society. Here is why you might want to join. Last year, as the LMS was celebrating its 150th birthday, the European Mathematical Society (EMS) reached the more youthful ...
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Happy Birthday to the Australian Mathematical Society

This year the Australian Mathematical Society celebrates its 60th Anniversary. On behalf of European mathematicians, we wish it a very Happy Birthday!
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Inaugural IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships

Many congratulations to the winners of the inaugural IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships: Do Thai Duong, María Alejandra Ramírez, & Abebe Regassa Tufa.

The Fellowships are possible thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – and are run by the IMU (The International Mathematical Union) with the assistance of FIMU (Friends of the IMU) and TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences).

http://www.mathunion.org/cdc/grants/imu-breakout-graduate-fellowship-program/awardees-2016/
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The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics is looking for outstanding, young mathematicians from developing countries to be nominated for the 2017 Ramanujan Prize. The deadline for nominations is 1 February 2017

http://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2016/11/ramanujan-call.aspx
16/11/2016 - Trieste. ICTP is looking for a few outstanding, young mathematicians from developing countries to be nominated for the 2017 Ramanujan Prize. The Prize, which has been awarded annually since 2005, is funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India (DST), ...
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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announces a German Research Chair “Mathematics and its Applications” at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.

http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news/16/10/28/german-research-chair-%E2%80%9Cmathematics-and-its-applications%E2%80%9D-aims
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. AIMS Tanzania (www.aims.ac.tz) ...
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