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Il problema dell’open access, negli ultimi tempi, è molto sentito dalla comunità scientifica.
L’Executive Committe della European Mathematical Society (EMS) ha rilasciato una dichiarazione in proposito.
Sul sito di Maddmaths!
http://maddmaths.simai.eu/comunicare/comunicati-stampa/la-european-mathematical-society-interviene-sui-nuovi-sviluppi-che-riguardano-lopen-access/
trovate la traduzione in italiano.

The Italian Mathematical Union (Unione Matematica Italiana) shares the concerns expressed by Professor Pavel Exner, President of the European Mathematical Society, about the decision taken by the US administration of temporarily suspending travels to the US from seven countries (see http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/news/17/01/31/ems-president-trumps-executive-order).
As Prof. Exner pointed out, such policies may jeopardize the atmosphere of international collaboration that  science needs for its development.
Professor Ciro Ciliberto
President of the Unione Matematica Italiana

Oggi 18 Luglio, si è aperto il 7° Congresso della European Mathematical Society, che si tiene a Berlino, presso la Technische Universität:
http://www.7ecm.de/
Durante la cerimonia di apertura, sono stati proclamati i vincitori dei premi della EMS che vanno ogni quattro anni, in occasione del congresso della EMS, a giovani brillanti matematici che hanno dato originali, importanti contributi di ricerca alla nostra disciplina. Quest’anno uno dei premi è stato conferito a Guido De Philippis, Professore Associato presso la SISSA di Trieste. Per la lista completa dei premi:
http://www.7ecm.de/prizes/prizes.html
Guido De Philippisè nato nel 1985 a Fiesole. Ha effettuato gli studi universitari a Firenze, conseguendo la Laurea Magistrale nel 2009. Ha poi ottenuto il Dottorato presso la S.N.S. di Pisa, con una tesi dal titolo ”Regularity of optimal transport maps and applications”, relatori i proff. Luigi Ambrosio e Luis Caffarelli.
Il campo di ricerca di De Philippis è il calcolo delle Variazioni, la Teoria Geometrica della Misura e le Equazioni a Derivate Parziali. In questi settori di ricerca De Philippis ha prodotto circa 40 pubblicazioni, ottenendo brillanti risultati. De Philippis è stato insignito dei premi ”Carlo Miranda” della Accademia di Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche di Napoli (2014) e ”Gioacchino Iapichino” della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2012) ed è attualmente titolare di un SIR-grant del MIUR su “Geometric Variational Problems”.
A Guido De Philippis vanno le congratulazioni e le felicitazioni dell’UMI e di tutta la comunità matematica italiana.

Berlino 16,17/07/2016. Il Council della EMS ha eletto membro dell’Executive Commitee della EMS il prof. Nicola Fusco (Federico II Napoli)


Nei giorni 16 e 17 Luglio 2016 si è tenuta a Berlino, presso la Humboldt University, la riunione del Council della European Mathematical Society, evento che si tiene ogni due anni (vedi foto di gruppo). Durante questa riunione è stato eletto membro dell’Executive Commitee della European Mathematical Society il collega e socio UMI, prof. Nicola Fusco (qui ritratto durante la seduta i compagnia Vice-presidente dell’UMI prof. Vittorio Coti Zelati) , della Università degli studi ”Federico II” di Napoli.
La candidatura di Nicola Fusco era stata proposta dalle tre società matematiche italiane accreditate presso la European Mathematical Society, e cioè AMASES, SIMAI e UMI.
Siamo certi che Nicola Fusco, come membro dell’Executive Commitee della European Mathematical Society farà un ottimo lavoro, e gli facciamo i nostri più sentiti complimenti e gli auguri per il nuovo impegnativo compito che si è assunto.
Segue una breve dichiarazione di Nicola Fusco raccolta subito dopo la sua elezione.
In occasione della mia elezione all’Executive Committee dell’EMS voglio innanzitutto ringraziare l’AMASES, l’INdAM, la SIMAI e l’UMI per il sostegno alla mia candidatura. Saranno quattro anni di intenso lavoro e vorrei sollecitare fin d’ora suggerimenti e consigli, in particolare da parte della comunità matematica italiana.

The Organizers of the “7th European Congress of Mathematics” (http://www.7ecm.de/home.html) invite all researchers to propose mini-symposia in their research areas. A mini-symposium is a special session which consists of four coordinated presentations on a selected topic of substantial current interest and importance in mathematics. A mini-symposium will be two hours long with 25 minutes for each presentation, and additional 5 minutes for discussion.
Proposals should include a description of the research area and the motivation for the mini-symposium as well as a list of potential speakers (it helps if some of the speakers have already confirmed their participation, however, this is not required).
All abstracts must be submitted via the registration platform
https://cats.host/7ecm/cats2/cats21/src/login/.
The deadline for mini-symposia proposals has been extended until November 12, 2015.
Decisions regarding the acceptance of mini-symposia will be made by the program committee
http://www.7ecm.de/general/local_organizing_committee.html
on the basis of the abstract.

I colleghi Sergio Conti (Universität Bonn), Massimo Fornasier (Technische Universität Münschen), Giuseppe Mingione (Università di Parma), Fabio Nobile (Ècole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne), Elisabetta Rocca (Weierstrass Institut, Berlin), Silvia Sabatini (Universität Koln), Giuseppe Savaré (Università di Pavia) sono stati prescelti quali ”Invited Speakers” al 7o Congresso della European Mathematical Society che si terrà a Berlino, dal 18 al 22 Luglio 2016.
L’UMI formula loro le sue più vive congratulazioni.

La Commissione Scientifica dell’UMI in data 7/2/2015 ha espresso apprezzamento e condivisione per il documento dell’EMS “Paper on Open Access”

Through the database of job announcements
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/jobs
it helps young mathematicians to find a job.
Provides extensive information on scientific activities: conferences, workshops, schools, etc.
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/events
Organizes and sponsors scientific activities: the ECMs, EMS Lectures, Summer Schools, etc.
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/ems-scientific-activities
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/ems-congresses-0
Awards prestigious prizes: the EMS Prizes, the Felix Klein Prize, the Otto Neugebauer Prize
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/prizes.html
Publishes mathematical journals and books at fair prices, and its members benefit from discounts
http://www.ems-ph.org/
Is one of the partners of Zentralblatt MATH
https://zbmath.org/
Is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki
http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Main_Page
Is a partner of EuDML, the European digital mathematics library
https://eudml.org/
Is one of the promoters of the network EU-MATHS-IN of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation
http://www.eu-maths-in.eu/
And it is lobbying for mathematics at the EU!
The concrete benefits for individual members are

· 20 % discount on books published by the European Mathematical Society;
· discount on subscriptions to journals published by the EMS Publishing House;
· access to the online Journal of the European Mathematical Society;
· EMS Newsletter, published 4 times a year for no extra charge;
· reduced registration fees for the European Congresses;
· reduced registration fee for some EMS co-sponsored meetings;
· free access to Zentralblatt MATH;
· reciprocity memberships available at the American, Australian, and Canadian Mathematical
Societies.

A letter from the EMS president: Mathematics and Digital Science
(https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/content/mathematics-and-digital-science)

Groups audience:
Consultations for new e-Infrastructure topics in Horizon 2020
“I could never have gone far in any science because on the path of every science the lion Mathematics lies in wait for you.” Clive Staples LEWIS
Mathematicians work on the important practical issues of our era and their work impacts nearly every area of science, engineering and technology. Today, the abundance of data on social, technical, economic, ecological, and technological systems will need novel mathematical tools so that these data can help us tackle pressing societal challenges.
This online consultation aims to explore how mathematics can help science to better address the Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) challenges.
This consultation will stay open till 30 September 2014 and will gather opinions about:

  • The role of mathematics in big data. Could new mathematical methods (from e.g. topology, stochastic, probability theory etc.) help Europe fully profit from available data and solve main problems in data sciences? What methods can mathematics contribute to the data challenges? How can mathematicians, politicians, businesses and society best work together in making use of data to tackle important societal challenges?
  • The role of mathematics in HPC, in particular exascale computing. In the light of the changes imposed on computing due to the data deluge: How can mathematicians help Europe advance towards data-centered HPC?
  • The role of e-infrastructures in maths. Could e-infrastructures help resolve the biggest challenges in maths? How e-infrastructures could help mathematicians manage the existing level of complexity of mathematical problems in ways that are not feasible today and may result in significant scientific breakthroughs? What are the needs in terms of specific e-infrastructure services?
  • The impact of applied and industrial mathematics on innovation. How can we maximise it?
  • The preparation of the FET Proactive (HPC) and/or the e-Infrastructure Work Programmes 2016-17 under the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon 2020. Do you have a concrete proposal for a topic linked to this discussion to be included in the next work programmes?
  • Other suggestions for new mathematics related topics to be discussed online or in an upcoming workshop, including new practices in mathematics that could be stimulated by e-infrastructure and online collaborative media. Please suggest!

Background papers:
European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) Work Programme 2014-2015,

FET Work Programme 2014-2015,

Communication “High-Performance Computing: Europe’s Place in a Global Race”
To join this discussion:
– subscribe to the group (create an ECAS login if you do not have one yet) though the consultation web-page;
– then “log in” (link on top of the page) and enter your contribution in the “Add new comment” box, at the very bottom of the page.
You can also participate by commenting on submitted ideas and/or voting for them.
If you have any questions about the process please send it to the unit mailbox.

As a follow-up of the initiative Forward Look Mathematics in Industry supported by the European Science Foundation
http://www.esf.org/fileadmin/Public_documents/Publications/mathematics&industry.pdf,
the European Mathematical Society (EMS, via its Applied Mathematics Committee) and European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) promoted the foundation of
European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation
(EU-MATHS-IN)
.
EU-MATHS-IN is conceived as a network of National Networks that exist or will be formed in European countries. At the moment of the foundation (26th of November, 2013) six NNs joined: AMIES (France), KoMSO (Germany), Math-In (Spain), Smith Institute (Great Britain), Sportello Matematico (Italy), and PWN (The Nederlands). Few weeks later, the Polish and Hungarian NNs were incorporated in the network. Other countries are expected to join in the coming weeks. The Executive Committee of EU-MATHS-IN is formed by: Mario Primicerio (President), Volker Mehrmann (Secretary), Wil Schilders (Treasurer), Maria J.Esteban (for the Applied Mathematics Committee of EMS), and Magnus Fontes (for ECMI).
We all know that mathematics has become a key enabling technology in all areas of science and applications. The development of new products or production processes today is dominated by the use of simulation and optimization methods that, based on a detailed mathematical modeling, support or even replace the costly production of prototypes and classical trial-and-error approaches. In the new EU program Horizon2020 the projects are to be focused, as a rule, not on the development of particular disciplines but on facing the emerging challenges in science, technology and society in general.
On the other hand, it has to be noted that mathematical modelling and simulation of the truly challenging real world problems using the mathematics conserved in the form of the software packages used as black boxes represents a dangerous illusion which will fire back in the form of failures. Even worse, such failures may not be immediately observable. Under the (false) assumption that the challenges which are identified today can be addressed by routine applications of the state-of-the-art mathematical results available, it may seem that further development of mathematics as a discipline is not a priority which can be justified by economically measured efficiency. As justified by repeated studies, just the opposite is true.
Even more importantly, without such development, how the challenges which will emerge twenty years from now will be solved? Definitely not by black box routine applications of the decades old mathematical results, petrified in the form of the obsolete software.
The new organization EU-MATHS-IN has been established to increase the impact of mathematics on innovations in key technologies and to foster the development of new modeling, simulation and optimization tools. It aims (both for companies and for scientists of other disciplines) to become a dedicated one-stop-shop and service unit to coordinate and facilitate the required exchanges in the field of application-driven mathematical research and its exploitation for innovations in industry, science and society.
EU-MATHS-IN aims to leverage the impact of mathematics on innovations in key technologies by enhanced communication and information exchange between and among the involved stakeholders on a European level. It shall become a dedicated one-stop shop (both for companies and for scientists of other disciplines) to coordinate and facilitate the required exchanges in the field of application-driven mathematical research and its exploitation for innovations in industry, science and society.
For this it shall build an e-infrastructure that provides tailored access to information and facilitates communication and exchange by player-specific sets of services. It will act as facilitator, translator, educator and link between and among the various players and their communities in Europe.
For further information on the strategic and short-term goals of EU-MATHS-IN, on its structure and activity, you are invited to visit the website http://www.eu-maths-in.eu/