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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.

ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6 to 14 July 2022

19th IMU General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 3 to 4 July 2022


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The 2022 IMU Prizes and Awards will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the ICM on 6 July 2022.




The recipients of the IMU Awards 2018 for mathematical achievement

Fields Medal
Caucher Birkar
Alessio Figalli
Peter Scholze
Akshay Venkatesh

Nevanlinna Prize
Constantinos Daskalakis

Gauss Prize
David L. Donoho

Chern Medal
Masaki Kashiwara






Recipient of the mathematical outreach prize

Leelavati Prize
Ali Nesin

News from the community


March 14 – The International Day of Mathematics

On the initiative of the IMU, the 40th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris approved the Proclamation of March 14 (Pi Day) as the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). The international launch of the IDM will take place in Paris and Nairobi in 2020.

"Mathematics is everywhere" is the theme for 2020, free material will be made available.

CEIC meeting 2019 in Berlin
Photo: IMU Secretariat

CEIC meeting 2019 in Berlin

CEIC met on Oct 26-27, 2019 in the IMU Secretariat. (From left to right) M. Runnwerth, H. Cohn, A. Onshuus, M. Farge, P. Ion, N. Joshi (IMU EC liaison), H. Holden (IMU Secretary General) attended; T. Cole, R. Karandikar, and V. Stodden are also on the CEIC.

 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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