International Congress of Mathematicians

  • international congress of mathematicians
    statusactive
    genremathematics conference
    frequencyquadrennial
    countryvaries
    years active1897–present
    inauguratedaugust 1897; 122 years ago (1897-08)
    founderfelix klein
    www.mathunion.org/activities/icm/

    the international congress of mathematicians (icm) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics. it meets once every four years, hosted by the international mathematical union (imu).

    the fields medals, the nevanlinna prize, the gauss prize, and the chern medal are awarded during the congress's opening ceremony. each congress is memorialized by a printed set of proceedings recording academic papers based on invited talks intended to be relevant to current topics of general interest. being invited to talk at the icm has been called "the equivalent [...] of an induction to a hall of fame."[1]

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International Congress of Mathematicians
StatusActive
GenreMathematics conference
FrequencyQuadrennial
CountryVaries
Years active1897–present
InauguratedAugust 1897; 122 years ago (1897-08)
FounderFelix Klein
www.mathunion.org/activities/icm/

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics. It meets once every four years, hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

The Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the congress's opening ceremony. Each congress is memorialized by a printed set of Proceedings recording academic papers based on invited talks intended to be relevant to current topics of general interest. Being invited to talk at the ICM has been called "the equivalent [...] of an induction to a hall of fame."[1]

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