Archive for July, 2016

2016 EMS prize winners announced

July 18, 2016

[Posted on july 18, 2016]

The 7th ECM has just started today in Berlin, and the prizes have been announced as follows (see the booklet, I’m just adding URLs). The 10 EMS Prizes for researchers under 35 went to :

  • Peter Scholze (28, Arithmetic Geometry) from the Mathematisches Institut of the university of Bonn
  • Sara Zahedi (35, Numerical Analysis of PDEs) from KTH
  • Mark Braverman (32, Theoretical Computer Science) from the university of Princeton
  • Vincent Calvez (35, Mathematical Biology) from ENS Lyon and CNRS
  • Guido de Philippis (30, Calculus of Variations & Geometric measure Theory & PDEs) from SISSA Trieste
  • James Maynard (29, Analytic Number Theory) from Magdalen College of the university of Oxford
  • Péter Varjú (34, Random Walks in Groups) from the university of Cambridge
  • Thomas Willwacher (33, Mathematical Physics) from ETH Zürich
  • Geordie Williamson (35, Representation Theory) from the Max Planck Institut of the university of Bonn
  • Hugo Duminil-Copin (30, Combinatorics & Probability & Mathematical Physics) from IHÉS (homepage still at Geneva)

And also :

  • the Felix Klein Prize went to Patrice Hauret (38, Computational Solid Mechanics) from the french tire firm Michelin
  • the Otto Neugebauer went to Jeremy Gray (69, History of Mathematics) from the Open University

Finally, the next ECM will take place in 2020 in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Further july items

July 9, 2016

[Posted on july 9, 2016.]

Spotted recently :

  • the results of the arXiv survey (previously discussed on this blog) are out and interesting (in particular the share of respondents below 30 is higher than I would have expected), hopefully the new search tools in particular will be ready by the end of the year
  • by the way, the extra digit in the identifier still hasn’t been needed, but it is getting close reaching 09644 last month after a record of 09792 in may
  • the paper that Shinichi Mochizuki produced last year has now been published, and there’s a rumor by David Hansen that the 4 original ones have been accepted
  • the MSRI summer school on the McKay conjecture starts next week
  • the youtube channel of CIRM has a playlist dedicated to talks related to the forthcoming 7th ECM,   while the channel of IHÉS has one for the june conference of its Trimestre Ondes Non Linéaires
  • the 2016 IMO takes place next week, maybe an occasion for a new mini-polymath
  • as it happens, the coldest place in the solar system is named after Charles Hermite

20160707_182306Temporary cubes next to Centre Pompidou-Metz

(july 2016, Public domain)

Some july items

July 5, 2016

[Posted on july 5, 2016]

In no particular order :

  • Shinichi Mochizuki has a new paper out (at the bottom of this page) which is an introduction to Inter-universal Teichmuller Theory building on analogies with the Gaussian integral ; the workshop at RIMS will take place in a fortnight
  • on friday the third journée parité en mathématiques, organized by several french scientific societies, will take place at IHP, and will include some twitter activity on the Femmes et maths account (topically, this year’s agrégation results are out, with 235 Monsieur and 70 Madame for a ratio of 22,95%, while last year it was 21,89%, and the year before 21,09%)
  • Hugo Duminil-Copin will become Permanent Professor at IHÉS next september
  • several new papers have appeared in Discrete Analysis since its launch last february
  • Jacob Lurie has been visiting several UK universities last week and this week as part of the LMS Hardy Lectureship
  • the UK’s Council for the Mathematical Sciences has just released a statement regarding the Brexit issue


Square des Poètes, Paris june 2016 (Public domain).