Plus Magazine Monthly Column - December 2016

Plus magazine is very proud to start a monthly column for Mathematics in Europe! Plus ( is a free online magazine about mathematics aimed at a general audience. It is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, based at the University of Cambridge and our aim is to open a door on the world of maths for everyone. Read more

The mathematics of kindness

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most profound scientific theories to have ever been developed. However, there were several questions about evolution that Darwin himself could not answer.  An article by Wim Hordijk Originally published on Plus Magazine on November 1, 2016 and here partially reproduced by courtesy of the Plus Magazine site and the author [caption id="attachment_615" align="alignright" width="350"]   Worker bees give up their chance to reproduce to serve the hive. Read more

The concept of n-triplewatch

With this post we start the collaboration with the Italian blog "Pitagora e dintorni" by Flavio Ubaldini a.k.a. Dioniso Dionisi, by republishing the English version of some of the post appeared in the blog. Here we find some thoughts about strange watches. Read more

Brief Interviews with Young Mathematicians: Sara Zahedi

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. Read more

Some pictures from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016

Between September 18 and 23 the ``Heidelberg Laureate Forum’’ (HLF) took place in Heidelberg. Already for the fourth time winners of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science (Abel prize, Fields medals, Turing award) met with about 200 young mathematicians from various countries. Read more

Year of Mathematical Biology 2018

The year of Mathematical Biology 2018 is a joint venture of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB). The main objectives are to celebrate the huge increase and importance of applications of mathematics to biology and life sciences in the last years and to foster the feedback loop between life sciences and mathematics for years to come. Read more

Snapshots of modern mathematics

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) publishes “snapshots of modern mathematics“ openly accessible on the internet. The snapshots are brief, understandable articles on current mathematical research topics. They address themselves at teachers, secondary school students, science journalists as well as the general mathematically inclined public. Read more

All the videos from the Diderot Mathematical forum 2016: Biomedical Applications of Mathematics - (Paris, Madrid, Milan). March 15, 2016

The cycle of conferences "Diderot Mathematical Forum" was introduced by the European Mathematical Society (EMS, ) in 1996. Each conference takes place simultaneously in three European cities exchanging information by videoconferences, addresses a specific topic, and has both a research and a public component. Read more

EMS Session on Public Awareness at the 7 ECM in Berlin

7th European Congress of Mathematics, July 18 - 22, 2016 The quadrennial Congress of the European Mathematical Society The quadrennial Congress of the European Mathematical Society is organized by the German Mathematical Society (DMV), the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), the Research Center Matheon, the Einstein Center ECMath and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS). Read more