The first day of the ECM began with the opening ceremony at the Maestranza Theatre in Sevilla, where 14 prestigious mathematical prizes were awarded by the European Mathematical Society. These included ten EMS Prizes, awarded every four years to young mathematicians under the age of 35 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to mathematics; the Felix Klein Prize, awarded to mathematicians under the age of 38 for «solving (...) a concrete and difficult industrial problem»; the Paul Lévy Prize, for outstanding contributions to probability theory and its applications; the Otto Neugebauer Prize, for original and influential work in the field of history of mathematics; the EMS/ECMI Lanczos Prize, for the development of outstanding mathematical software. The opening ceremony set the stage for a congress full of activities, including 10 plenary conferences, 2 special sessions, 64 mini-symposia, 270 thematic communications, and 4 informative conferences, as well as invited lectures, workshops, and 4 cultural exhibitions.
On Tuesday morning, the ECM continued with a series of remarkable events: Avi Wigderson gave the Abel Lecture on The Value of Errors in Proofs, followed by plenary lectures by Vlad Vicol on Anomalous Diffusion and Eero Saksman on Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos in Random Geometry and Analytic Number Theory. The afternoon included the Felix Klein Prize lecture by Fabien Casenave, the EMS Prize lectures by Jessica Fintzen and Tom Hutchcroft, and two panel discussions: Translating European Mathematics, organized by ICMAT-ICHM, debating how accurate translations facilitate knowledge sharing, and the European Research Council Panel, highlighting how mathematical research, being very transversal, can further increase its funding.
On Wednesday the Congress began with plenary lectures by Annalisa Buffa on the impact of geometric simplification simulation of PDEs, Martin Bridson on infinite groups, and Tamar Ziegler on the sign patterns of the Mobius function. Highlights of the afternoon were the EMS Prize lectures by Jacek Jendrej and Richard Montgomery, and the Otto Neugebauer Prize lecture by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze. The day included two panel discussions: New scenarios in open science, organized by the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, which discussed the current regulatory, research and editorial aspects of Open Access, and Celebrating and supporting women in mathematics, organized by European Women in Mathematics (EWM).
Thursday morning started with a plenary lecture by Andre Neves on Recent progress in the theory of minimal surfaces, followed by the Hirzebruch Lecture by Étienne Ghys and a plenary lecture by Benny Sudakov on Restricted subgraphs of edge-colored graphs and applications. Afternoon activities included the EMS/ECMI Lanczos Prize lecture by Patrick Amestoy, and the EMS Prize lectures by Nina Holden, Adam M. Kanigowski, and Danylo Radchenko. The Institute of Mathematics of the University of Seville organized the panel The Role of Institutes of Mathematics in the Advancement of Mathematical Research; the EMS Young Academy proposed a horizontal panel consisting of a group discussion on sustainability - environmental and mental - in the academic career.
On Friday, the last day of the ECM, the congress began with plenary lectures by Fabio Toninelli on the behavior of super-critical stochastic PDEs, by Maxim Kontsevich on the generalized Riemann-Hilbert correspondence, and by Anna Wienhard on hyperbolic geometry. The afternoon featured the EMS Prize lectures by Cristiana De Filippis, Frederick Manners and the Paul Lévy Prize lecture by Jeremy Quastel. The congress concluded with a crowded closing ceremony, celebrating a week of mathematical insights, with congratulations and encouragement for the organizers of the 10th ECM in Bologna.
]]>The EMS prizes were established in 1992. At each ECM up to ten EMS prizes are awarded to early career researchers not older than 35 years at the time of nomination. The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of € 5000. The Compositio Mathematica Foundation kindly offered to sponsor half of the prize money. The second half will be sponsored by the publishing house EMS Press.
Maria Colombo
Full Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
For breakthrough results in fluid dynamics, optimal transport and kinetic theory, and for her impact on analysis more broadly.
Cristiana De Filippis
Assistant Professor at the University of Parma
For her outstanding contributions to elliptic regularity, in particular Schauder estimates for nonuniformly elliptic equations and non-differentiable variational integrals, and minima of quasiconvex integrals.
Jessica Fintzen
Full Professor at Universität Bonn and Duke University
For her transformative work on the representation theory of p-adic groups, in particular for her spectacular proof that Yu’s construction of supercuspidal representations is exhaustive.
Nina Holden
Associate Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
For her profound contributions to probability theory and its applications to statistical physics, including results linking Liouville quantum gravity, the Schramm-Loewner evolution, and random triangulations.
Thomas Hutchcroft
Full Professor at California Institute of Technology
For his revolutionary contributions to probability theory and geometric group theory, in particular to percolation theory on general graphs, using tools from geometry, operator theory, group theory and functional analysis.
Jacek Jendrej
Chargé de recherche at Université Sorbonne Paris Nord
For his groundbreaking proofs of the soliton resolution conjecture and two-soliton collision problem for equivariant wave maps, developing new approaches using ideas from the theory of dynamical systems to describe the behaviour of solutions near a multi-soliton configuration.
Adam Kanigowski
Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Full Professor at the Jagiellonian University
For his outstanding contributions to the spectral classification and the mixing properties of slowly chaotic dynamical systems.
Frederick Manners
Associate Professor at University of California San Diego
For his remarkable contributions to additive combinatorics and related areas, in particular to the foundations of higher-order Fourier analysis, as well as for miscellaneous other results such as the solution of the pyjama problem.
Richard Montgomery
Associate Professor at the University of Warwick
For his solution of the Ringel tree packing conjecture, development of distributive absorption techniques with applications to graph embedding problems, and resolution of several classical conjectures of Erdős and others on cycle lengths in sparse graphs using the novel machinery of sublinear expanders.
Danylo Radchenko
Chargé de recherche at Université de Lille
For the construction of optimal spherical designs and his seminal input in the new field of Fourier interpolation, as well as for his fundamental contributions to the theory of polylogarithms.
Nowadays, mathematics often plays the decisive role in finding solutions to numerous technical, economical and organizational problems. The Felix Klein Prize is to be awarded to a scientist, or a group of at most three scientists, under the age of 38 for using sophisticated methods to give an outstanding solution, which meets with the complete satisfaction of industry, to a concrete and difficult industrial problem. The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of €5000. The money for the Prize fund is offered by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern.
Fabien Casenave
Safran Tech, Digital Sciences & Technologies
For his contributions to the integration of numerical simulation-based design in projects related to physical reduced-order modelling in the aeronautics industry. Fabien Casenave's work lies at the heart of simulation-based design, the integration of which into industrial processes is a key area for ensuring the performance and reliability of tomorrow's engines and meeting the challenges of sustainable development in aeronautics.
The Prize is to be awarded for highly original and influential work in the field of history of mathematics that enhances our understanding of either the development of mathematics or a particular mathematical subject in any period and in any geographical region. The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of €5000. The money for the Prize Fund is offered by Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
Professor Emeritus at University of Agder, Norway
For his publications that have helped to shape a new and much richer vision of the contexts of mathematics in the 20th century. A leading social historian of mathematics, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze has published the outstanding «Mathematicians fleeing from Nazi Germany» and other important books that have brought a major contribution to the study of scientific internationalism, and the times when it collapsed.
The Paul Lévy Prize in Probability Theory is a new prize jointly established by the European Mathematical Society, Ecole Polytechnique, the Foundation of Ecole Polytechnique, and the Paul Lévy family, with financial support from BNP Paribas. The Prize is to be awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to Probability Theory and its Applications and comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of €20.000.
Jeremy Quastel
Full Professor at University of Toronto
He has made major advances in the fields of hydrodynamic theory, stochastic partial differential equations, and integrable probability. Together with his collaborators, he discovered the first exact solutions of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) equation and more recently constructed the KPZ fixed point - the scale-invariant, integrable Markov process at the centre of an important class of random evolutions of functions.
The Prize is to be awarded to a mathematician or scientist, or a group of mathematicians and scientists, for the development of outstanding mathematical software with important applications in mathematics, science, engineering, society or industry. The award comprises a certificate and a cash prize of €3000. The money for the Prize fund is jointly offered by the European Mathematical Society and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry.
MUMPS (MUltifrontal Massively Parallel Sparse direct Solver)
Patrick Amestoy, Jean-Yves L'Excellent, Theo Mary
For their important and widely-used contributions to the numerical solution of sparse linear systems.
Professor Jeltsch pursued this project with tireless energy. Often affectionately referred to as «Rolf sein Verlag», Rolf’s own publishing house, EMS Press became a reality thanks to his efforts to secure funding, office space and support from ETH Zurich. His commitment to the project was unwavering, even in the face of health challenges; during the early planning stages, due to severe back pain, he often travelled with a folding chair that served as his bed. In April 2002, his perseverance led to the official registration of the EMS Publishing House, now EMS Press, which continues to be a testament to his will, dedication and leadership.
Rolf Jeltsch has had a distinguished academic career. After receiving his diploma and doctorate from ETH Zurich, he held positions at Ruhr University Bochum and RWTH Aachen before returning to ETH in 1989. He was particularly known for his contributions to the fields of analysis and numerical analysis of partial differential equations, especially for compressible flows and magnetohydrodynamics. With an interdisciplinary and modern approach to research, he focused on the connection between fundamental research and practical applications, fostering collaborations with both mathematicians and engineers.
Rolf Jeltsch leaves behind a legacy of innovation and collaboration; he will be remembered not only for his scientific achievements, but also for his generosity, dedication and lasting impact on the mathematical community. The photo on the top of the page depicts Marianne and Rolf Jeltsch (2007) in the Tikhvin Cemetery in St. Petersburg, where Leonhard Euler's grave is located.
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On the shape that matters – topology and geometry in data science (link) by Paweł Dłotko
The Maison Poincaré – a maths museum in France (link) by Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage
A woman in a man’s world, An interview with Elisabetta Strickland (link) by Ulf Persson
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (link) by Winnie Nakiyingi
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]]>It is awarded by the Société Mathématique de France, the SMAI (Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles), and the SFdS (Société Française de Statistiques), in association with the Epijournal de Géométrie Algébrique.
zbMATH Open (link) is the is the world's most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. It is edited by the EMS, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and FIZ Karlsruhe.
The jury noted the scope of zbMATH Open, "which encompasses a wide range of interests within the mathematical community, including publications, software, and other resources. This broad scope ensures that the project is accessible and beneficial to all mathematicians, regardless of their geographical location or specific field of interest." For more details and the full citration click through (link).
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