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At meetings held over 24-27 February 2022, the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) decided that the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2022 and the 19th IMU General Assembly (GA) would not take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia as originally planned. The decision was communicated to members in an official statement made on 26 February, with a further statement on 27 February clarifying aspects of the decision. The 19th IMU General Assembly was ultimately held on 3-4 July 2022 in Helsinki, Finland, followed by the IMU Award Ceremony 2022 on 5 July 2022. The ICM 2022 was held as a virtual event over 6-14 July 2022. To watch the virtual ICM 2022 lectures, please go to this page.
The IMU Executive Committee has created an ad hoc Committee on Permissions (CoP) to advise the IMU on a negotiating strategy regarding open access. Further information is available here.
The book "Framing Global Mathematics: The International Mathematical Union between Theorems and Politics” by Norbert Schappacher on the history of the IMU has now been published (Springer, Cham, 2022). The IMU solicited the writing of the book to mark the occasion of the centennial of the founding of the IMU in 1920. It is available in open access and can be freely downloaded here.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced Dennis Parnell Sullivan (Stony Brook University, USA, and the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, USA) as the recipient of the Abel Prize for 2022.
On 11 March 2022, IMU Secretary General Helge Holden announced to IMU Members via Circular Letter that the 19th IMU General Assembly will be held on 3-4 July 2022 in Helsinki, Finland, followed by the IMU Award Ceremony 2022 on 5 July 2022. As previously announced, it was confirmed that ICM 2022 will be held as a virtual event over 6-14 July 2022.
A statement from the Executive Committee of the IMU on the upcoming ICM 2022 and IMU General Assembly was sent to IMU Members on 26 February 2022. The statement can be viewed here.
The IMU Secretary General sent a Circular Letter to IMU Members on 24 February 2022 regarding the ICM 2022 and IMU General Assembly. The letter can be viewed here.
The 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries has been awarded to Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India.
The Executive Committee of the IMU issued a further public statement in October 2021 in response to recent events in Russia. The statement can be viewed here.
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2021 has been awarded to Jean-Michel Bismut, Emeritus Professor, Mathematics Department, Université Paris-Saclay, France and Jeff Cheeger, Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA. Further details can be found here.
The IMU EC held its annual meeting between March 19-21, 2021. The meeting was hosted virtually for the first time due to travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Executive Committee of the IMU has issued a public statement in response to recent events in Russia. The statement can be viewed here.
IMU President Carlos E. Kenig's article The International Mathematical Union (IMU) at 100 appeared in Notices of the American Mathematical Society Volume 67, Number 3, pages 404–407 published in March 2020.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on many aspects of our work and community, the IMU has launched a website with links to online resources covering general information, online seminars and mathematical research on the pandemic. For further details please click here.
Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2021, MCA 2021, 19–24 July, Buenos Aires, Argentina
100 grants - “Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information” (SPLogiC)
The book "Mathematicians of the World, Unite!" by G. Curbera is now electronically available on the IMU website. For more information click here
IMU members are requested to check their contact information, see AO CL 1/2022.
IMU members are requested to settle current invoices and any dues in arrears in due time.