The International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022) will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, 6 - 14 July 2022.
The IMU Executive Committee will appoint the ICM 2022 Program Committee (PC) at its meeting in March 2019. The chair of the PC is appointed by the IMU President Carlos Kenig, and for the ICM in 2022 it is Martin Hairer of Imperial College, London. The PC will decide all speakers at the ICM 2022. Membership in the PC will only be made public at the Opening Ceremony of the ICM 2022. The reason for this secrecy is to protect the members of the committee from personal or political pressure from outside. Invitations to lecture at the International Congresses carry such high prestige that individuals or groups have always made efforts to influence the decisions of the committee.
The roles the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee play are described in the PC/OC Guidelines.
Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
At the 2018 General Assembly of the IMU in São Paulo it was decided on the recommendation of the Executive Committee (EC) to establish the ICM Structure Committee (SC).
The background is as follows. Up to ICM 2018, the responsibility to determine the scientific program (sections and the number of talks in each section), appoint panel members who recommend the speakers, as well as decide all speakers for the forthcoming ICM, has resided with the omnipotent Program Committee (PC). It is a fact that the sections have varied very little over time. The aim now is to keep pace with and reflect the development of all fields of mathematics in order to the make the ICM a showcase of modern mathematics.
The ICM Structure Committee will be responsible for the scientific program of the next ICM in 2022 in St Petersburg, while leaving the selection of the speakers with the PC.
Membership of the ICM Structure Committee is as follows
Terence Tao [Chair], firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Kenig [IMU President, ex officio]
László Lovász [resigned on 23 June 2019]
*Replacing János Kollár who stepped down on 21 March 2019
The ICM Structure Committee is encouraged to interact with the mathematical community worldwide.
The International Congress of Mathematicians 2026 (ICM 2026) is advertised for bids. In its Call of September 16, 2019 the International Mathematical Union invited all IMU Adhering Organizations and national mathematical societies of the IMU members to submit bids for hosting the International Congress of Mathematicians in the year 2026 and the IMU General Assembly prior to this Congress. The bid period will expire on November 30, 2021.
The International Mathematical Union, in cooperation with other mathematical organizations and the local Organizing Committee of an ICM, provides Grants to Young Mathematicians as well as Grants to Senior Mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries. At each ICM, the local organizers usually offer further grant programs.