Announcements from IMU (International Mathematical Union)

IMU AO CL 8/2021] Call for themes for the International Day of Mathematics 2022
Dear colleagues,
Despite the pandemic, the second International Day of Mathematics (IDM) on March 14, aroused worldwide
enthusiasm with more than 700 celebrations announced in at least 95 countries. The 48 hours live coverage of
the IDM attracted 17,000 unique users on March 14, 2021. A Global Virtual Live Celebration on the theme
Mathematics for a Better World also took place with sessions in English, French, and German attracting
3300, 1300, and 2700 views, respectively.
It is now time to decide the theme for IDM 2022. Please send your proposal for the theme of IDM 2022,
including a short justification, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2021.
Let me remind you that the IDM 2020 and 2021 themes were Mathematics is Everywhere and Mathematics for a Better World.
We would like to inform you that IMU is one of the founding partners of the International Year of 
Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022 (IYBSSD 2022), which has been adopted by UNESCO and has a high probability of being approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations next fall. Hence a theme related to IYBSSD 2022 would be welcome.

Helge Holden
Prof. Helge Holden
Secretary General of the International Mathematical Union

Rescheduled: The IMU centennial conference "Mathematics without Borders"
Dear colleagues,
I refer to CL 6/2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I regret to announce that
the conference Mathematics without Borders The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union
Strasbourg, 28–29 September 2020
has been rescheduled for Strasbourg, 27–28 September 2021
We will get back to you with further information regarding the program in due time.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Helge Holden

Πληροφορίες σχετικά με τον COVID-19

With much regret the organizers have decided to postpone the 8th Heidelberg
Laureate Forum to 19–24 September 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Further details can be found at

A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing,
and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?
initiated and led by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics and largely
funded by the International Science Council (ISC), has now been finalized.
A summary of the recommendations is attached. The full report can be 
found at:

The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union Strasbourg, 28–29 September 2020

ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6–14 July 2022