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The IMU is an international non-governmental and non-profit scientific organization. IMU's objectives are:

To promote international cooperation in mathematics.

To support and assist the International Congress of Mathematicians and other international scientific meetings or conferences.

To encourage and support other international mathematical activities considered likely to contribute to the development of mathematical science in any of its aspects, pure, applied, or educational.

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ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6–14 July 2022 
19th IMU General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 3–4 July

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, between 6–14 July 2022. The registration and grant application for ICM 2022 are now open. Further information can be found here.

NB. The ICM will take place on 6–14 July 2022 as planned.  If the situation requires it, part of the congress will be virtual.

The 19th IMU General Assembly will be held shortly before ICM 2022 on 3–4 July.

The IMU grants a number of prestigious prizes and awards every four years at the ICM. A call for nominations for the 2022 IMU prizes was issued with an extended deadline of 28 February 2021. Further details are available here. The 2022 IMU prizes and awards will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the ICM on 6 July 2022.

News from the community

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Ad hoc Committee on Diversity

As announced to IMU members in AO CL 23/2020, the Executive Committee of the IMU has created an ad hoc committee called the Committee on Diversity. Further information can be found here.

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Ad hoc Committee on Permissions

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.

Ramanujan Prize 2021
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Ramanujan Prize 2021 Announced

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.

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A public statement from the IMU

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.

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The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2021

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.

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IMU EC meeting 2021

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.

Abel Prize 2021
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Abel Prize Laureates 2021 Announced

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced László Lovász (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics/Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary) and Avi Wigderson (Princeton Univerersity, USA) as joint recipients of the Abel Prize for 2021.

IMU Statement
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A public statement from the IMU

The Executive Committee of the IMU has issued a public statement in response to recent events in Russia. The statement can be viewed here.

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IMU joins CCU as liaison organization

The IMU has been admitted as a liaison organization to the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM).

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Carlos E. Kenig: The International Mathematical Union (IMU) at 100

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.

The article is posted here with the permission of the American Mathematical Society.
Further information on Notices of the AMS can be found at

COVID-19 Resource Website
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COVID-19 Resource Website

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.

MCA 2021

MCA 2021

Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2021, MCA 2021, 19–24 July, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Call for Applications

100 grants - “Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information” (SPLogiC)

 Mathematicians of the World, Unite!

Illustrated history of the ICM

The book "Mathematicians of the World, Unite!" by G. Curbera is now electronically available on the IMU website. For more information click here


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Pending Business for IMU Adhering Organizations

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Proposals for Changes in the Statutes/Business at the IMU General Assembly

Adhering Organizations wishing to propose changes in the Statutes or business to be transacted at the next General Assembly must do so by 2 March 2022, see AO CL 2/2022.

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Application for change of group of adherence of Republic of Korea

IMU members are requested to vote on the application for change of group of adherence of Republic of Korea from Group IV to Group V. See AO CL 22/2021.

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Updated Contact Information

IMU members are requested to check their contact information, see AO CL 1/2022.

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IMU Membership Dues

IMU members are requested to settle current invoices and any dues in arrears in due time.

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IMU Members Worldwide

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