Analysis and Applications. A conference in honour of Elias M. Stein.

The Mathematical Institute of the University of Wrocław, the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Banach Center are pleased to announce a conference, "Analysis and Applications" in honor of Professor Elias M. Stein during the week of September 4-8, 2017. Website

Maryam Mirzakhani passes away.

Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14, after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old. More

5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

"The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world." Website
I am looking forward to taking part in this spectacular event. One of this year's laureates is Sir Michael Atiyah, the prominent Fields medalist geometer. In year 1984 he published his famous non-mathematical paper "Mathematics and the computer revolution" where he discusses the battle between mathematics and computer science for human brainpower. A careful look at the scientific agenda of this year's HLF reveals that computer science has practically won the battle. A more honest description of this event would replace "mathematics and computer science" with "computer science and related mathematics", which is sad but probably natural, as everything else that takes place in nature.