Announcements from IMU (International Mathematical Union)
- Dear colleagues,
- [IMU AO CL 14/2021] IMU Bulletin No. 72 (2020)
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
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,
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"
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.
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."
PostDocs. The application period for the 9th HLF runs from November 11, 2021, until February 11, 2022.
to complete and submit their applications by February 11 (midnight CET).
persons get “priority treatment”, but, since there may be too many nominations, they have no acceptance guarantee.
for the online application and nomination forms.
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:
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.
Secretary General of the International Mathematical Union
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: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3697222