News of the International Mathematical Union (IMU)


Maryam Mirzakhani, the world’s first woman to win the Fields Medal, passed away. The Fields Medal was awarded to her in 2014 for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces. Born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran, Maryam Mirzakhani received her PhD in 2004 from Harvard University. From […]

The Ramanujan Prize Selection Committee has announced that the 2017 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries will be awarded to Eduardo Teixeira of the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil. The prize is in recognition of Teixeira’s outstanding work in Analysis and Partial Differential Equations. For more information, see the ICTP announcement below. ramanujan_cite_2017

The IMU Executive Committee held its annual meeting at De Morgan House, London Mathematical Society, London, UK, on Saturday/Sunday April 1/2, 2017.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, http://www.fields.utoronto.ca, will be hosting the Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which welcomes undergraduate students from around the world for a rich mathematical research experience in July and August. This competitive initiative matches students with faculty from Fields Principal Sponsoring/Affiliate Universities, visiting scientists, or researchers in industry. Students […]

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The Ramanujan Prize Selection Committee has announced that the 2016 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries will be awarded to Chenyang Xu of Beijing International Center of Mathematical Research in China. The prize is in recognition of Xu’s outstanding works in algebraic geometry, notably in the area of birational geometry, including works both […]

The IMU is today launching the novel IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program. Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor – IMU with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS is today launching a fellowship program […]

The IMU Executive Committee (EC) held its annual meeting at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS), Kyoto University, Japan, on Saturday/Sunday April 2/3, 2016. In conjunction with this meeting EC members gave talks at RIMS and the Kyoto University, see http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~kenkyubu/ktgu-imu-math.html.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.”

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