World's super brains to come together - 'Maths Nobel' to be conferred - UoH is the exclusive academic host
The brightest minds from all branches of Mathematics will descend upon
In recognition of the increasing contributions of Indian Mathematicians in research, our country gets to host the ICM for the first time in history. In fact, this is only the third time that the ICM is coming to
“We competed with several other institutions which wanted to bring the ICM to their place. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) team came to inspect us and I gave them a blank cheque; also showed them the HICC. Our university’s phenomenal work in the field of Mathematics and the world class facilities available in HICC made the case for
Although the history of the event can be traced back to August 1897, its execution in an organised fashion started in 1924, when IMU, a body of mathematicians formed in 1920-21, took over the reigns.
The ICM is also important because of the prestigious awards that are given away at the event, especially the Fields Medal. Known as the Nobel for Mathematics globally, it is awarded to a young mathematician (under the age of forty) who has done a substantial piece of research in the preceding four years. Besides this biggie, the Nevanlinna Prize (for theoretical computer science) and the Gauss Prize (for mathematics leading to applications) too will be awarded. Also, for the first time ever, the Chern Prize for outstanding lifelong achievement in mathematics will be awarded in