About ICM

The most important Mathematics event will be held in Brazil.


The late nineteenth century was a remarkable period in the history of the sciences. Mathematics, in particular, saw the emergence of a series of discoveries ranging from the logical foundations of the discipline to traditional areas, such as algebra and geometry.
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Previous Congresses

Learn when and where the previous ICM events occurred.
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The International Congress of Mathematicians is also the stage for bestowing the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
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Keep you current with news about the event.
Newsletter - edition 15
The history of ICM 2018 in photos, videos and stories
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Newsletter - edition 14
Pick up your ICM credential in advance and join the Opening Cocktail
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Newsletter - edition 13
Deadline for reduced registration fees
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Newsletter - edition 12
Discounts for early registration
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About Rio de Janeiro

Conference venue Riocentro is 32 km away from Galeão–Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) and 35km away from the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) There are more than 300 weekly direct flights between Rio and foreign cities. Rio is a must on the itinerary of all who visit Brazil.
There are options in all price ranges in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, which will host the ICM. Our conference center Riocentro is less than 18km away from some 10,000 hotel rooms.
Subway, buses and BRT are the main means of public transportation in the city. Conference venue Riocentro may be reached by the last two means. Rio’s yellow cabs are a cost-effective option for groups of people. The city also boasts a bike share system.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian cuisine is well represented with several regional specialty restaurants. Barra da Tijuca is one of Rio's largest culinary centers, with a wide selection of bars and restaurants offering the best of local and international cuisine.
Beyond the exuberant natural surroundings, you'll have the opportunity to visit museums, cultural centers and historical buildings, as well as enjoying the performing arts and shopping. Major musical and theatrical productions are always running, as well as the latest movies. By day or by night, Rio de Janeiro offers a wide variety of shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. Rio's largest and most modern entertainment and leisure centers are located in Barra da Tijuca.
The Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center located in Barra da Tijuca is the largest convention center in Latin America and has hosted many major international events including The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the 17th World Petroleum Congress of 2002, and Rio+20. Learn more >