International Congress of Mathematicians

largest conference for the topic of mathematics

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for mathematics.[1][2][3] It meets once every four years. The organizer is the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

International Congress of Mathematicians
GenreMathematics conference
Years active1897–present
InauguratedAugust 1897; 126 years ago (1897-08)
FounderFelix Klein & Georg Cantor

List of Congresses change

Prior to the 1897 Congress, it came the International Mathematical Congress.

Year City Country
2026 Philadelphia   United States
2022 Helsinki Online event[note 1]
2018 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil
2014 Seoul   South Korea
2010 Hyderabad   India
2006 Madrid   Spain
2002 Beijing   China
1998 Berlin   Germany
1994 Zürich   Switzerland
1990 Kyoto   Japan
1986 Berkeley   United States
1982 (met during 1983) Warsaw   Poland
1978 Helsinki   Finland
1974 Vancouver   Canada
1970 Nice   France
1966 Moscow   Soviet Union
1962 Stockholm   Sweden
1958 Edinburgh   United Kingdom
1954 Amsterdam   Netherlands
1950 Cambridge, Massachusetts   United States
1936 Oslo   Norway
1932 Zürich   Switzerland
1928 Bologna   Italy
1924 Toronto   Canada
1920 Strasbourg   France
1912 Cambridge   United Kingdom
1908 Rome   Italy
1904 Heidelberg   German Empire
1900 Paris   France
1897 Zürich   Switzerland

Notes change

  1. Originally planned to be in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but was moved online following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The IMU General Assembly took place in Helsinki, Finland, in early July, 2022. [4]

References change

  1. G. Curbera. ICM through history. Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, no. 63, March 2007, pp. 16-21.
  2. Olli Lehto. Mathematics without borders: a history of the International Mathematical Union. Springer-Verlag, 1998. ISBN 0-387-98358-9.
  3. Guillermo Curbera. Mathematicians of the World, Unite!: The International Congress of Mathematicians: A Human Endeavor AK Peters, 2009. ISBN 1-56881-330-9.
  4. "Decision of the Executive Committee of the IMU on the upcoming ICM 2022 and IMU General Assembly" (PDF).

Further reading change

  • Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid. International Mathematical Congresses: An Illustrated History, 1893-1986, Springer-Verlag, 1986. ISBN 0-387-96409-6
  • Yousef Alavi, Peter Hilton and Jean Pedersen. "Let's Meet at the Congress" American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 93, No. 1 (Jan., 1986), pp. 3–8

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