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    *1. **Editorial: Ladyzhenskaya medal in mathematical physics announced
    Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004) occupies a very special
    place in the history of mathematics and mathematical physics in St
    Petersburg, Russia, and worldwide. Her theorems shaped the modern
    theory of Partial Differential Equations of mathematical physics.
    Through her lectures, seminars, and students, she inspired
    extraordinary advances in many other branches of mathematical
    physics, including Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics.

    2022, the year of the St Petersburg ICM, will mark the 100th
    birthday of Olga Alexandrovna. The National Committee of
    Mathematicians of Russia, St Petersburg State University, and, for
    the inaugural prize, the Organizing Committee of the ICM establish a
    new prize in honor of Ladyzhenskaya to be awarded for the first time
    at a special event dedicated to the Ladyzhenskaya Centennial during
    ICM 2022.

    The Ladyzhenskaya medal in mathematical physics will be awarded
    every 4 years to recognize revolutionary results in or with
    applications to mathematical physics. This includes any existing or
    future area of research in mathematical physics and neighboring
    fields of mathematics.

    The winner receives a medal and a cash award of 1 million rubles. If
    the main work is joint among several people, the committee may
    consider a shared prize. Full statues of the prize may be found at
    icm2022.org <https://icm2022.org/>.

    Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the 2022 Prize
    Committee, Professor Giovanni Felder at giovanni.felder en math.ethz.ch
    <mailto:giovanni.felder en math.ethz.ch>. Each nomination should
    contain a detailed description of the work of the candidate and how
    it fits in the overall development of the field, and include
    references. Nominations are confidential and must not be disclosed
    to the candidate. The deadline for nominations is *December 1, 2021*.

    In its decisions, the prize Committee will be guided by the pursuit
    of excellence as well as attention to the diversity of both the
    field of mathematical physics and the people who work in it.  The
    winner(s) of the prize will be announced during ICM 2022.

    The organizers of the prize invite proposals for the design of the
    award insignia. Proposal should be submitted to loc en icm.org
    <mailto:loc en icm.org>. The best proposal will receive an invitation
    to the OAL Centennial and a modest cash award.

    To learn more about the extraordinary life and career of Olga
    Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, a great resource is the article
    https://www.ams.org/notices/200411/fea-olga.pdf in the Notices of
    the AMS by S. Friedlander, P. Lax, C. Morawetz, L. Nirenberg, G.
    Seregin, N. Uraltseva, and M. Vishik; as well  as the contribution
    to the Bulletin of the AMS by S. Friedlander. Further material and
    references may be found on the site of the St. Petersburg
    Mathematical Pantheon devoted to O.A. Ladyzhenskaya and on the ICM
    webpage, see in particular the collection of essays

    Stanislav Smirnov (Head of the ICM 2022 Local Organizing Committee)


    ***2. **CEIC: Notes and Comments**
    The last year has had a number of developments in the scholarly
    publishing landscape.  The following two articles by Diana Kwon give
    a very nice overview of 2019’s news and what might be coming in 2020:




    ***3. **CDC: Fellowships and visiting scholar program**
    *a. Nominations for the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships solicited
    Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough
    Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Jean Bourgain, Simon Donaldson,
    Alex Eskin, Christopher Hacon, Maxim Kontsevich, Vincent Lafforgue,
    Jacob Lurie, James McKernan, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – IMU
    with the assistance of FIMU <http://www.friends-imu.org> is opening
    a new call of the/IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship/ program to
    support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a
    PhD degree in the mathematical sciences. The/IMU Breakout Graduate
    Fellowships/ offers a limited number of complete grants, with
    duration of up to four years, for excellent students from developing

    Professional mathematicians are invited to nominate highly motivated
    and mathematically talented students from developing countries who
    plan to complete a doctoral degree in a developing country,
    including their own home country. Nominees must have a consistently
    good academic record and must be seriously interested in pursuing a
    career of research and teaching in mathematics.

    For a nomination to be eligible, the country of citizenship of the
    student, the country of residency and the country where the study
    will take place must be contained in the list of Developing
    Countries as defined by IMU for the period 2019-2022:

    The 2020 call will be open from February 1 to May 30, 2020. More
    information on


    *b. Abel Visiting Scholar program: 2020 deadlines*
    The Abel Visiting Scholar program, funded by the Niels Henrik Abel
    Board (Norway), supports young mathematicians professionally based
    in developing countries to visit an international research
    collaborator for a period of one month. Deadlines:

                     April 30, 2020 for visits between September 1 and
    December 31, 2020
                     August 31, 2020 for visits between January 1 and
    April 30, 2021.
                     December 31, 2020 for visits between May 1 and
    August 31, 2021.

    For more information:


    ***4. **CWM: Recommendations of the Gender Gap in Science project**
    The recommendations stem from the findings of the project tasks and
    discussions held within the network created around the project.

    *Please use them as a tool to reduce the gender gap in mathematics!*

    *For instructors and parents*

    1.1 Avoid gender stereotyping and unconscious gender bias in
    interactions with female students and children. Adopt practices that
    encourage girls to participate in STEM activities in schools and
    non-school settings. Teach boys and girls about gender equity.
    1.2 Avoid books and social media that reinforce the gender gap in
    science. Use books and media promoting gender balance and
    highlighting the contributions of women in science.
    1.3 Develop gender awareness in the classroom and encourage girls in
    their learning of STEM subjects. Track whom you are engaging in
    class to ensure that every student has a chance to participate and
    that girls feel comfortable in speaking up.
    1.4 Encourage relevant single-sex activities to raise girls’
    self-confidence and possibilities for expressing themselves.

    *For local organizations*

    By local organizations we mean scientific or educational
    organizations of all kinds: science departments at universities,
    conference centers, research groups in industry, etc.
    2.1 Promote a respectful, collegial working atmosphere in your
    organization. Monitor support, well-being and mentoring of female
    2.2 Define best practices to prevent report and address sexual
    harassment and discrimination in professional spaces.
    2.3 Address the impact of parenthood on the careers of women.
    Introduce proper accounting (18 months per child recommended) for
    childcare responsibilities when evaluating candidates in hiring and
    promotion processes. In practice, this applies mainly to women.
    Encourage provision of a research-only year after maternity leave or
    parental leave. Acknowledge and accept the existence of
    discontinuous careers and family responsibilities and consider these
    in hiring and funding policies.
    2.4 Ensure transparency of statistics on salaries, course loadings,
    bonuses, hiring and promotion, observing progress or difficulties
    experienced by female academics. Encourage policies to help reduce
    gendered salary disparities. Ensure female and male representation
    on recruitment committees and provide unconscious bias training for
    all members. Make the gender lens the responsibility of a dedicated
    2.5 Welcome families and provide child friendly environments.
    Provide improved support systems for parents. Allocate teaching
    loads with suitable hours for parents. For conference centres, take
    care of the issues of families attending with children and equip
    family rooms in the guest houses to cater for all basic needs
    (/e.g./, children's toys, high chairs and changing tables for babies).
    2.6 Address gender equality in all institutional policies. Identify
    a person or a group in charge of gender equality inside the
    organization, looking at the gender balance in all kind of
    activities. Put in place initiatives encouraging women. Involve men
    in identifying barriers and addressing them. Diversity action plans
    should have financial consequences if not met.
    2.7 In all outreach and educational programs, include the aim of
    reducing the gender gap. Adapt such programs to the region or
    discipline concerned by the organization and evaluate their
    effectiveness. Develop gender awareness of future teachers and
    provide training in critical thinking.

    There is a third part with recommendations for scientific unions and
    other worldwide organizations, including IMU. We do not include them
    here for lack of space but they will be posted in the next days on
    the CWM website <https://www.mathunion.org/cwm>.


    ***5. **Inside the IMU: Centennial conference**
    *The IMU was officially established on 20 September 1920 in
    Strasbourg, France, just prior to the ICM in Strasbourg. The
    conference *Mathematics without Borders, Strasbourg, 28–29 September
    2020*, will celebrate the centennial of this historic event. The
    opening of the conference will take place in the same building in
    which the 1920 ICM was held in Strasbourg.
    More information, including a list of speakers:
    https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/5375/ . Registration will open
    very soon.


    ***6. **International Day of Mathematics**
    *a. Launch***at UNESCO on March 13 2020. The preliminary program is
    now online at
    Attendance is by invitation only.

    *b.* Call for *video submission*: we are putting together a
    collective video for the first official International Day of
    Mathematics centered on this year’s topic “Mathematics is
    Everywhere” and showing that mathematics is celebrated all around
    the world. Individually submitted clips from all over the world will
    illustrate the manifold places where math can be found. The final
    video will be presented during the two launch events at the UNESCO
    headquarters and at the African launch NEF 2020 on March 13, 2020
    and shared online.

    Join in and take part! Please send us a short recording of 15
    seconds following the instructions at
    <https://www.idm314.org/maths-everywhere-video.html> before February
    21, 2020.

    *c.* Explore on the *website *http://everywhere.idm314.org
    <http://everywhere.idm314.org/> how ''Mathematics is everywhere’’.

    *d.* If you have not yet done so and plan to organize an event, then
    *pre-announce* your event at http://www.idm314.org
    <http://www.idm314.org/>. Your event will then join the many other
    dots on the map.

    *e.* If you have not done so, *register *to the IDM newsletter at
    http://www.idm314.org <http://www.idm314.org/>. This is how you will
    be made aware of the new


    ***7. **John T. Tate (1925 – 2019)**
    The American mathematician John Torrent Tate passed away on October
    16, 2019. He was known worldwide for his work in number theory and
    algebraic geometry.

    His influence in these areas is reflected in the many concepts
    bearing his name: Tate torsion, Tate-Shafarevich group, Tate module,
    Tate algebras, Tate cohomology, Tate duality theorem, Tate trace,
    Hodge-Tate theory, and Sato-Tate conjecture, are some examples.

    After completing a master’s degree in mathematics at Harvard
    University and a PhD at Princeton on “Fourier analysis in number
    fields and Hecke’s zeta function”, under the supervision of Emil
    Artin, Tate taught at Harvard for 36 years. In 1990, he joined the
    University of Texas at Austin, from which he retired in 2009.

    Throughout his career, John T. Tate developed strong connections
    with the French mathematical community. From the 1950s, and for
    about ten years, he was part of the Bourbaki group. He gave seminars
    at Collège de France and was a visiting professor at IHES on several
    occasions. He is co-author, together with J.-P. Serre, of the theory
    that now bears their names, the Serre-Tate theory. From the 1950s
    onwards, they maintained a long scientific correspondence, which was
    partly published in 2015 by the Société mathématique de France.

    After having circulated as a preprint for years, Tate’s article
    /Rigid Analytic Spaces/ was finally published in the mathematical
    journal /Inventiones Mathematicae/ in 1971; it served as a basis for
    the development of rigid geometry. Tate came up with the idea that
    his p-adic uniformization of elliptic curves indicated the existence
    of a general theory of p-adic analytical spaces. This idea was so
    radically new that even Grothendieck was very skeptical at first;
    changing his mind once Tate began to develop his theory in 1961.

    John T. Tate was a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA),
    the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, an associate
    foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences, and an honorary
    member of the London Mathematical Society.

    In 2010, he was awarded the Abel Prize, one of the two most
    prestigious awards in mathematics, for /“his vast and lasting impact
    on the theory of numbers“/. The Wolf Prize (2002), the Steele Prize
    (1995), and the Cole Prize in Number Theory (1956), are some of the
    several other honours he received throughout his career.

    (Abridged version of an obituary
    from the website of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques,
    Bures-sur-Yvette, France; reproduced with permission)

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