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.
The IMU celebrated its centennial in Strasbourg between 27-28 September 2021 with the conference. The IMU was officially founded on 20 September 1920 in Strasbourg, just prior to the ICM being held there. The conference took place in the same building used for the ICM 1920.
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.
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 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 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.
The Executive Committee of the IMU has issued a public statement in response to recent events in Russia. The statement can be viewed here.
The 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries has been awarded to Carolina Araujo, a researcher at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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
Adhering Organizations of the IMU and the respective Committees for Mathematics are invited to submit nominations for the IMU EC, CDC, and ICHM for the term 2023–2026. See AO CL 16/2021.
IMU members are requested to check their contact information, see AO CL 2/2021
IMU members are requested to settle current invoices and any dues in arrears in due time.