Announcements from IMU (International Mathematical Union)

  •  Dear colleagues,
  • The 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in Heidelberg, Germany between September 18–23, 2022.
    At the HLF, all winners of the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the
    ACM Prize in Computing are invited to attend. In addition, young and talented computer scientists and mathematicians
    are invited to apply for participation. The previous HLFs have been an exceptional success. The HLF serves as a great
    platform for interaction between the masters in the fields of mathematics and computer science and young talents.
    Over the course of the week-long conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly
    connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. As described
    by a young researcher, “The balance between scientific sessions and informal meetings, as well as discussions on the
    most up-to-date subjects was just perfect! As a young researcher, this was an experience I'll not ever forget, and I believe
    the contacts I made will have a positive impact on my future career."
    Applications for participation at the 9th HLF are open in three categories: Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD, and
    PostDocs. The application period for the 9th HLF runs from November 11, 2021, until February 11, 2022.
    Young researchers at all phases of their careers (Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD, or PostDocs) are encouraged
    to complete and submit their applications by February 11 (midnight CET).
    The IMU Adhering Organizations and national mathematical societies can also nominate young researchers. Nominated
    persons get “priority treatment”, but, since there may be too many nominations, they have no acceptance guarantee.
    See the webpage 
    for the online application and nomination forms.
    The deadline for application is February 11, 2022.
    Please note that in compliance with European data protection law all previous login information and nominator
    accounts were deleted. During the nomination process you will be asked for an Org-ID, which is IMU79342 for the IMU.
    For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:
    <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.
    All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee
    of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline
    of mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2022 whether or not they are invited.
    If meeting in person is not safely possible, a digital alternative will be developed that creates spaces for effective, sustainable

    IMU asks its Adhering Organizations to distribute this information among their national mathematical communities, if possible,
    through the newsletters of the national mathematical societies.
    Helge Holden
    Prof. Helge Holden
    Secretary General of the International Mathematical Union

  • [IMU AO CL 14/2021] IMU Bulletin No. 72 (2020)
    Dear colleagues,
    The IMU Bulletin No. 72, reporting about the IMU activities in 2020, is available on the IMU Web server.

  • 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.

  • 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