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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.”

The IMU Executive Committee (EC) held its annual meeting at the IMU Secretariat in Berlin on Saturday/Sunday March 14/15, 2015. On Thursday/Friday March 12/13, 2015 there was a meeting of the IMU Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) in the IMU Secretariat. The IMU EC and the CDC had a joint meeting on Friday in order […]

The five IMU prizes of 2014 have been awarded on August 13, 2014 during the Opening Ceremony of ICM 2014 in Seoul, Republic of Korea by Park Geun-hye, the Honorable President of Korea. Information about the 2014 winners can be found HERE (

The International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 (ICM 2014) has been opened by Park Geun-hye, the Honorable President of Korea. For information about the congress, the program, etc. click HERE (

The 17th meeting of the General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union has been closed. It took place in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, on August 10th and 11th. The following major decisions have been made: The IMU Executive Committee, the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), and the IMU members of the joint International Commission on […]

The last meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union during the term 2011-2014 has terminated in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The most important issues were the final preparations of the meeting of the IMU General Assembly (August 10-11, 2014, also in Gyeongju), the MENAO Symposium on August 12, and the International Congress of […]

The symposium will explore the distribution of mathematical talent and the opportunities to develop that talent as well as the intellectual and economic consequences arising from this distribution. It is postulated that mathematical talent is spread more or less equally between all nations and peoples, but the opportunities to develop this talent is concentrated in […]

The Commision for Developing Countries (CDC) has released three reports on the state, challenges and opportunities  of mathematics in developing regions: Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.     Summary Proposals Report Africa download download download Latin America and the Caribbean download download download Southeast Asia download download download

The report The INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL UNION in the DEVELOPING WORLD: Past, Present and Future, commissioned by The Friends of IMU (FIMU) and the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) has been released.

The Ramanujan Prize Selection Committee has announced that the 2014 Ramanujan Prize will be awarded to the Argentinian mathematician Miguel Walsh in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Ergodic Theory and Number Theory. For more Information, see the ICTP announcement.

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AMS - American Mathematical Society

What's New in Mathematics

CMS - Canadian Mathematical Society


DMV - German Mathematical Society


LMS - London Mathematical Society


SMF - Societe Mathematique de France




last updated: 2015-02-18