News of the International Mathematical Union (IMU)

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.

A bronze plaque commemorating the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was inaugurated by representatives of Norway and the International Mathematical Union on April 6, 2014 in Berlin on the occasion of the 185th anniversary of Abel’s death. For more Information see the press release (in German) and further reports (, .      

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai, Princeton University, USA, and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, “for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics”.

The IMU Executive Committee held its annual meeting in Princeton, USA, on March 8-9, 2014 (a second meeting will take place this year immediately before the IMU General Assembly meeting in Gyeongju, Korea, August 2014). This meeting was hosted by the Mathematics Department of Princeton University. One big issue of the agenda was the forthcoming […]

The ICWM 2014 is an associated meeting of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 (ICM 2014) that will take place from August 13-21, 2014 in Seoul, Korea. The ICWM 2014 ( consists of two days of activities of which the first one is scheduled for August 12, 2014 at Ewha Womans University and the second […]

The second Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place from September 21 to 26, 2014 in Heidelberg, Germany. Applications from young researchers to attend this Forum will be accepted until February 28, 2014. The HLF is looking for outstanding young mathematicians from all over the world who would like to get a chance to personally […]

Today, September 22, 2013 is the official opening of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013. The Forum is the first of its kind, it gathers prominent scientists from the fields of mathematics and computer science, who are Abel, Fields and/or Turing laureates, and outstanding young researchers for a one week conference in the city of Heidelberg, […]

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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