European Mathematical Society
Formation  28 October 1990 

Founder  Friedrich Hirzebruch 
Headquarters  Helsinki, Finland, Europe 
Fields  Mathematics 
Membership  EMS has as its members around 60 national mathematical societies in Europe, 50 mathematical research centres and departments, and 3000 individuals. 
President  Jan Philip Solovej 
Affiliations  International Mathematical Union 
Website  euromathsoc 
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 Jan Philip Solovej,^{[1]} professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Copenhagen.
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 EMS is itself an Affiliate Member^{[2]} of the International Mathematical Union and an Associate Member^{[3]} of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
History
The precursor to the EMS, the European Mathematical Council was founded in 1978^{[4]} at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki. This informal federation of mathematical societies was chaired by Sir Michael Atiyah. The European Mathematical Society was founded on 28 October 1990 in Mądralin near Warsaw, Poland, with Friedrich Hirzebruch as founding President. Initially, the EMS had 27 member societies. The first European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) was held at the Sorbonne and PanthéonSorbonne universities in Paris in 1992, and is now held every 4 years at different locations around Europe, organised by the EMS. The last ECM (postponed for a year due to the covid pandemic) was in 2021 in Portorož in Slovenia.
Presidents of the EMS
Source:^{[5]}
 Friedrich Hirzebruch, 1990–1994
 JeanPierre Bourguignon, 1995–1998
 Rolf Jeltsch, 1999–2002
 John Kingman, 2003–2006
 Ari Laptev, 2007–2010
 Marta SanzSolé, 2011–2014
 Pavel Exner, 2015–2018
 Volker Mehrmann, 2019–2022
 Jan Philip Solovej, 2023–present
Structure and Governance
The governing body^{[6]} of the EMS is its Council, which comprises delegates representing all of the societies which are themselves members of the EMS, along with delegates representing the institutional and individual EMS members. The Council meets every 2 years, and appoints the President and Executive Committee who are responsible for the running of the society.
Besides the Executive Committee, the EMS has standing committees on:^{[7]} Applications and Interdisciplinary Relations, Developing Countries, Mathematical Education, ERCOM (Directors of European Research Centres in the Mathematical Sciences), Ethics, European Solidarity, Meetings, Publications and Electronic Dissemination, Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics,^{[8]} Women in Mathematics.
The EMS's rules are set down in its Statutes^{[9]} and Bylaws.^{[10]} The EMS is headquartered at the University of Helsinki.
Prizes
The European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) is held every four years under the Society's auspices, at which ten EMS Prizes are awarded to "recognize excellent contributions in Mathematics by young researchers not older than 35 years".^{[11]}
Since 2000, the Felix Klein Prize (endowed by the Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern) has been awarded to "a young scientist or a small group of young scientists (normally 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."
Since 2012, the Otto Neugebauer Prize (endowed by Springer Verlag) has been awarded to a researcher or group of researchers '"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 following are the awardees so far,^{[12]} (a ^{F} symbol denotes mathematicians who later earned a Fields Medal).
1992 prizes
EMS 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
EMS 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
EMS 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}
Felix Klein Prize: David C. Dobson (USA)
2004 prizes
EMS 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)
Felix Klein Prize: Not Awarded
2008 prizes
EMS 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}
Felix Klein Prize: Josselin Garnier (France)
2012 prizes
EMS Prizes: Simon Brendle (Germany)  Emmanuel Breuillard (France)  Alessio Figalli (Italy)^{F}  Adrian Ioana (Romania)  Mathieu Lewin (France)  Ciprian Manolescu (Romania)  Grégory Miermont (France)  Sophie Morel (France)  Tom Sanders (UK)  Corinna Ulcigrai (Italy) 
Felix Klein Prize: Emmanuel Trélat (France)
Otto Neugebauer Prize: Jan P. Hogendijk (Netherlands)
2016 prizes
EMS Prizes: Sara Zahedi (IranSweden)  Mark Braverman (Israel)  Vincent Calvez (France)  Guido de Philippis (Italy)  Peter Scholze (Germany)^{F}  Péter Varjú (Hungary)  Thomas Willwacher (Germany)  James Maynard (UK)^{F}  Hugo DuminilCopin (France)^{F}  Geordie Williamson (Australia)
Felix Klein Prize: Patrice Hauret (France)
Otto Neugebauer Prize: Jeremy Gray (UK)
2020 prizes
EMS Prizes: Karim Adiprasito (Germany)  Ana Caraiani (Romania)  Alexander Efimov (Russia)  Simion Filip (Moldova)  Aleksandr Logunov (Russia)  Kaisa Matomäki (Finland)  Phan Thành Nam (Vietnam)  Joaquim Serra (Spain)  Jack Thorne (UK)  Maryna Viazovska (Ukraine)^{F}
Felix Klein Prize: Arnulf Jentzen (Germany)
Otto Neugebauer Prize: Karine Chemla (France)
National societies holding full membership in EMS



Publications
The EMS is the sole shareholder of the publisher EMS Press that publishes over 25 academic journals, including:^{[13]}
 Algebraic Geometry
 Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré C
 Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré D
 Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici
 Documenta Mathematica
 Elemente der Mathematik
 EMS Surveys in Mathematical Sciences
 Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics
 Interfaces and Free Boundaries
 Journal of Combinatorial Algebra
 Journal of Fractal Geometry
 Journal of Noncommutative Geometry
 Journal of Spectral Theory
 Journal of the European Mathematical Society
 L’Enseignement Mathématique
 Mathematical Statistics and Learning
 Memoirs of the European Mathematical Society
 Oberwolfach Reports
 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
EMS Press has also published over 200 books in mathematics since 2003, in both print and digital formats.^{[14]}
In addition, since 2021 it publishes the Magazine of the European Mathematical Society, often called EMS Magazine (ISSN 27477894, eISSN 27477908), formerly known as the Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society (ISSN 1027488X), which was established in 1991. It features news and expositions of recent developments in mathematical research.^{[15]}^{[16]} It is quarterly and open access.^{[17]} The current editorinchief is Fernando da Costa (2020–) (succeeding Valentin Zagrebnov (2016–2020)).^{[18]} The Encyclopedia of Mathematics is also sponsored by the EMS.
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