The Centennial Conference
We celebrate the Centennial of the International Mathematical Union in Strasbourg, founded in 1920 at the ICM in the same location. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) was founded in 1920 at Strasbourg, marked by the peculiar situation after World War I. Today’s IMU was re-created after World War II. The centennial of the foundation is a moment to reflect on the long and varied history of international cooperation of mathematicians and show that the modern IMU seeks to include mathematicians from all countries.
The opening session were held under the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
- Annalisa Buffa
- Jean-Luc Dorier
- Hélène Esnault
- Étienne Ghys
- Subhash Khot
- Stéphane Mallat
- Hiraku Nakajima
- Laure Saint-Raymond
- Norbert Schappacher
- Stanislav Smirnov
- Gang Tian
- Ulrike Tillmann
- Marcelo Viana
The International Mathematical Union (IMU)
The IMU is an international scientific organization, whose aim is to support and promote mathematics and mathematicians worldwide. It is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, representing approximately 90 member countries, and is a member of the International Science Council (ISC).
The IMU oversees and convenes the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) every four years. The inaugural ICM was held in Zurich in 1897. At the ICM, the IMU presents some of the most prestigious awards in mathematics – the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize/Abacus Medal, the Gauss Prize, the Chern Medal, and the Leelavati Award.
The centennial in Strasbourg
The IMU was officially established on 20 September 1920 in Strasbourg, just prior to the ICM in Strasbourg.
The conference took place in the same building where the ICM 1920 was held in Strasbourg.
|Scientific committee||Organizing committee|
|Carlos Kenig||Helge Holden|
|Nalini Anantharaman||Philippe Helluy|
|Andrei Okounkov||Nalini Joshi|
|Anna Wienhard||Bertrand Rémy|
|Günter M. Ziegler|
The Centennial Conference was originally scheduled for September 2020, 100 years after the founding of the IMU. It was rescheduled to September 2021 due to the pandemic.
The entire conference has been recorded: https://www.canalc2.tv/video/15932
Université de Genève
Freie Universität Berlin
University of Mumbai and University of Princeton
Collège de France
Université de Tokyo
Université de Strasbourg
Université de Genève, St. Petersburg University, Skoltech
University of Oxford