### IMU International Mathematical Union

# Bulletin no 41, April 1998

## IMU News

## IMU and ICM on the World Wide Web

## Special Development Fund

The Special Development Fund helps IMU to fulfill the important obligation of helping developing countries within the framework of mathematical research. The means of the Fund, which go unreduced to mathematicians from developing countries, are used primarily for travel grants to young mathematicians, to make it possible for them to participate in International Congresses of Mathematicians. The Executive Committee of IMU elects an international committee to distribute the grants. Means to the Special Development Fund come from donations. Donations can be sent, at any time and in any convertible currency, to the following account:

Account no. 0862-656208-21

Schweizerische Kreditanstalt

Stadtfiliale Zürich-Rigiplatz

Universitätstrasse 105

CH-8033 Zürich

Switzerland

The following contributions have been received in the years 1991-1996:

1991
American Mathematical Society US $14.772,93
Royal Society US $ 8.780,27
London Math. Society US $ 1.730,10

1992
American Mathematical Society US $27.787,00
Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands US $ 1.825,40
Royal Society US $ 8.377,21
Deutsche Math. Vereinigung US $ 6.406,74

1993
American Mathematical Society US $32.500,95
Wiskundig Gennotschap, Netherlands US $ 1.418,43

1994
American Mathematical Society US $30.550,06
Mathematical Society of Japan US $18.881,11
Royal Society US $ 4.477,00
Com. Nat. Frac. Math., France US $ 3.404,86
CNPq, Brazil US $ 6.944,44

1995
American Mathematical Society US $33.227,89
CNPq, Brazil US $10.000,00
London Mathematical Society US $ 3.263,12

1996
American Mathematical Society US $31.807,41
London Mathematical Society US $ 3.639,60

1997
Societe Mathematique de France
and Societe des Math. Appl.et Ind. US $ 2.341,81
American Mathematical Society US $30.872,76
CNPq, Brazil US $ 9.708,05
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences US $ 265,95
London Mathematical Society US $ 3.121,05

## World Directory of Mathematicians - 1998

National Committees and Mathematical Societies were requested to prepare the list of mathematicians in their countries. Each mathematician should be the author of at least two papers published in journals whose articles are internationally reviewed . E-mail address and fax numbers should also be provided, when possible. The new issue of the World Directory of Mathematicians (11th Edition) will appear at the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians, 1998