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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 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1 to 9 August 2018


IMU Prizes and Awards 2018

The 2018 IMU Prizes and Awards were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the ICM on August 1, 2018. The Ceremony took place at Riocentro Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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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

ICM 2022

ICM 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia

The 18th IMU General Assembly decided that the ICM 2022 will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Photo: A. Mielke

IMU Secretariat permanently based in Berlin

The 18th IMU General Assembly voted in favor of making the IMU Secretariat permanent in Berlin, Germany, hosted by WIAS

Pending Business for IMU Adhering Organizations

March 14th calender

International Day of Mathematics (IDM) Project

Submit proposals for the IDM logo (AO CL 19/2018) and for the IDM webpage (AO CL 20/2018).  

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

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