[Posted on december 31, 2015]

Lots of events to look forward to next year :

- the 7th ECM in Berlin of course ; as for the EMS prizes, here are some people who seem to match the various age and citizenship criteria, and who have won other prizes previously (much more than 10 names, so not all will win obviously, and this probably overlooks many other strong candidates) : Peter Scholze, James Maynard, Geordie Williamson, Kaisa Matomäki, François Charles, Jack Thorne, Jérémy Blanc, Christian Schnell, Christophe Garban, Semyon Dyatlov, Kate Juschenko, Hugo Duminil-Copin, Zeev Dvir, Péter Varjú, Paul Bourgade, Olivia Caramello, Vincent Pilloni.
- semester-long programs : at MSRI firstly Differential Geometry, and then Geometric Group Theory, at IAS the end of Geometric Structures on 3-Manifolds followed by Homological Mirror Symmetry, at the Fields Institute in particular Nonlocal PDEs and Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, and at the Newton Institute several more applied ones
- summer schools, including : Symplectic Topology, Sheaves and Mirror Symmetry at Jussieu, Probability at Northwestern, Character Theory and the McKay Conjecture and Chip Firing and Tropical Curves at MSRI, Random Matrices at Ann Arbor, and several pure & applied ones at CIRM

In terms of ongoing projects :

- perhaps the Hadwiger-Nelson conjecture will finally be solved, given the recent paper of James D. Currie & Roger B. Eggleton (at least, it would make a good polymath project)
- the plans for Cédric Villani’s brainchild, a museum of mathematics in Paris which recently secured its 14M€ of funding will start in earnest (with an opening planned for early 2020)
- probably some more definite opinions on the work of Shinichi Mochizuki will emerge after the Kyoto conference

Jupiter at a glance, by Hubble ESA on flickr

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