THE EUROPEAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY The European Mathematical Society (EMS)
General information
History: The European Mathematical Society (EMS) was founded in 1990 in Madralin
near Warsaw (Poland). Discussions to constitute such a society started in
Helsinki in 1978 on the occasion of the International Mathematical Congress. The
discussions were conducted within the European Mathematical Council, an
initiative of Sir Michael Atiyah. (More on the history of the EMS 1990-1998.)
Purpose: The purpose of the Society is to further the development of all aspects
of mathematics in the countries of Europe. In particular, the Society aims to
promote research in mathematics and its applications. It will assist and advise
on problems of mathematical education. It concerns itself with the broader
relation of mathematics to society. In short, it seeks to establish a sense of
identity amongst European mathematicians. Created by and for the European
mathematical community, the EMS is a privileged go-between mathematicians and
those in charge with politics and economics in Brussels.
Members: Today, the members of EMS consists of about 50 mathematical societies
in Europe and about 2000 individual members who joined through their national
societies.
Organization
The governing body of the European Mathematical Society is its Council which
meet once every two years. Delegates to the Council represent their mathematical
society and the individual members. The work of the Society is mainly done
through committees set up by the Executive Committee to cover all the areas in
mathematics. Further information can be found on the following pages:
Committees
Delegates
Statutes
By-laws
Contact
EMS Secretariat Ms. Tuulikki Mäkeläinen
E-Mail: tuulikki.makelainen@helsinki.fi
Phone: (+358) 9 1912 2883
Fax: (+358) 9 1912 3213 Address:EMS Secretariat
Department of Mathematics
P.O.Box 4 (Yliopistonkatu 5)
00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
Last change: February 25, 2002 Comments to: emis@math.tu-berlin.de