List of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers

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This is a list of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers. Being invited to talk at an ICM has been called "the equivalent, in this community, of an induction to a hall of fame."[1] (The current list of Plenary and Invited Speakers presented here is based on the ICM's post-WW II terminology, in which the one-hour speakers in the morning sessions are called "Plenary Speakers" and the other speakers (in the afternoon sessions) whose talks are included in the ICM published proceedings are called "Invited Speakers". In the pre-WW II congresses the Plenary Speakers were called "Invited Speakers". At the 1932 Zurich ICM there were precisely 21 Invited Speakers and a much larger number of approved speakers.[2])

Speakers

1897, Zürich

1900, Paris

During the 1900 Congress in Paris, France, David Hilbert (pictured) announced his famous list of 23 unsolved mathematical problems.[3]

1904, Heidelberg

1908, Rome

1912, Cambridge

1920, Strasbourg

1924, Toronto

1928, Bologna

1932, Zürich

Participants Zürich 1932

1936, Oslo

1950, Cambridge

1954, Amsterdam

At the 1954 International Congress of Mathematicians in Amsterdam, Richard Brauer announced his program for the classification of finite simple groups.[6]

1958, Edinburgh

Alexander Grothendieck (pictured 1970) in his plenary lecture at the 1958 Congress in Edinburgh outlined his programme "to create arithmetic geometry via a (new) reformulation of algebraic geometry, seeking maximal generality."[7]

1962, Stockholm

1966, Moscow

Bibliography

  • Thirty-one Invited Address (eight in Abstract) at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Moscow, 1966. American Mathematical Society Translations - Series 2. American Mathematical Society. 1968. 

1970, Nice

1974, Vancouver

1978, Helsinki

1983, Warsaw

1986, Berkeley

1990, Kyoto

1994, Zürich

1998, Berlin

2002, Beijing

2006, Madrid

2010, Hyderabad

2014, Seoul

See also

  • Plenary Speakers (in Russian), contribution titles, and URLs

References

  1. ^ Castelvecchi, Davide (7 October 2015). "The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof". Nature. 526: 178–181. doi:10.1038/526178a. PMID 26450038. 
  2. ^ Richardson, R. G. D. (1932). "International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich, 1932". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38: 769–774. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1932-05491-X. 
  3. ^ Scott, Charlotte Angas (1900). "The International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 7 (2): 57–79. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1900-00768-3. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Richardson, R. G. D. (1932). "International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich, 1932". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38: 769–774. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1932-05491-X. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Morse, Marston. "The international Congress in Oslo." Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 42, no. 11 (1936): 777–781. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1936-06421-9
  6. ^ Carl B. Boyer; Uta C. Merzbach (25 January 2011). A History of Mathematics (PDF). John Wiley & Sons. p. 592. ISBN 978-0-470-63056-3. 
  7. ^ Cartier, Pierre (2004), "Un pays dont on ne connaîtrait que le nom (Grothendieck et les " motifs ")" (PDF), in Cartier, Pierre; Charraud, Nathalie, Réel en mathématiques-psychanalyse et mathématiques (in French), Editions Agalma, archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29, English translation: A country of which nothing is known but the name: Grothendieck and "motives" . 

External links

  • "International Mathematical Union (IMU)". mathunion.org. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  • "ICM Main invited speakers". www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
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