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International Congress of Mathematicians 2018: Many Invited Speakers with Ties to MPIM

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A number of mathematicians who have held positions, were long-term visitors, or PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics are invited to present their work at the next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), which will take place in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Most notably, Geordie Williamson, who has been Advanced Researcher at MPIM from 2011-2016, is invited as plenary speaker. Further invited speakers with ties to MPIM include:

  • Yves André (09/1985-01/1986: 11/1986-07/1987; 09/1989-12/1990)
  • Alexander Belavin (02-03/2012; 02-03/2014)
  • Men Chen (academic year 2011/12)
  • Vyacheslav Futorny (academic year 2011/12)
  • Christof Geiss (academic years 2010/11, 2017/18)
  • June Huh (08-11/2013)
  • Adrian Iovita (06/2015)
  • Jochen Koenigsmann (02-06/2007; 11/2007-02/2008)
  • Ulrich Kohlenbach (03-06/2007)
  • Wojciech Kucharz (fall 2015/16)
  • Martin Möller (Advanced Researcher 2007-2009, recurring visitor since 2010)
  • Andrei Okounkov (07/2002)
  • Rahul Pandharipande (07/2002)
  • Georgios Pappas (07-08/1999; 06/2007)
  • Dipendra Prasad (09-10/2007)
  • Feliks Przytycki (07-08/1996)
  • Sujatha Ramdorai (2003)
  • Alan Reid (06/2010, 06/2015)
  • Tadashi Tokieda (Hirzebruch lecture 2019)
  • Bernardo Uribe (multiple visits 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016)
  • Maryna Viazovska (PhD 2009-2012 with Don Zagier, 08-09/2016)
  • Anna Wienhard (PhD 2004 with Werner Ballmann)

The International Congress of Mathematicians is the largest and the most important conference in 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. Being invited to talk at the ICM is considered to be one of the highest honors for a mathematician.

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