“Mathematics without Borders: The Centennial of the International Mathematical Union” – a conference dedicated to the centennial of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) will be held on September 27-28 in Strasbourg. The event will be held under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. Both days of the conference will be streamed online on the YouTube channel of the University of Strasbourg.

The International Congress of Mathematicians announced the names of section speakers, as well as speakers who will give lectures within a new part of the program for ICM2022 – special invited lectures.

The trial round of the online math competition BRICSMATH.COM+ has started in 7 countries. School students from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam will take part in an international competition.

ICM News is starting the publication of interviews with ICM 2022 speakers. In the first issue of this collection, Yulia Alexandr is interviewing Bernd Sturmfels, a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Sturmfels will be giving a Special Invited Lecture at ICM 2022. The video of the interview may be found on the ICM 2022 YouTube channel. Read more to see the English transcript and its Russian translation

September the 10th marks 70 years of the International Mathematical Union in its current form.

The winners of the first Prize for young mathematicians of Russia Mikhail Ovcharenko (in the “Graduate Students” category), Ekaterina Bulinskaya (in the “Young Scientists” category) and Ivan Bochkov (in the “Students” category) told about their scientific work, plans for the future and the role of the prize.

*Nikolay Bogachev comes from a family of mathematicians and grew to find his own path in this fascinating field. Recently he won a prize for Young Russian Mathematicians in the nomination "Young Scientists". This highly selective award was established by the educational foundation "Talent and Success" and is given for the first time ever. In addition to the award itself, the laureates also receive a grant to participate in the International Mathematical Congress 2022 in St. Petersburg. It's expected that over time this prize will take the same place as the prize of the European Mathematical Society.*

Why do children go to study in Dubna, how many jobs a scientist has, and what education better suits a housewife?

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) announced travel-grant support to enable mathematicians from the US to participate in the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) July 6 – 14, 2022, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. With generous funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Simons Foundation, and in collaboration with the ICM Local Organizing Committee, the AMS is administering individual travel grants valued at up to $3,500 for mathematicians at all career stages and in all mathematical areas.

Hosts of KuJi Podcast — comedian Timur Karginov and scientific journalist Andrey Konyaev, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics — discussing whether mathematicians can be trusted to rule the world, why many people are afraid of mathematics since school, can a person become a mathematician at the age of 30, and why a mathematician can be arrested at an airport. Andrey Okounkov, their guest, is a Russian-American mathematician who won the Field Prize, committee member of the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians.

The updated state educational standards, requirements for specialized mathematical programs, teaching mathematics within the framework of national priority projects – genetics, artificial intelligence, life sciences – are the main topics of the All-Russian Congress of Mathematics Teachers, which takes place from August 15th to 18th at the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi. 331 people from 66 regions take part: teachers of mathematics, computer science, physics and other natural sciences, specialists in pedagogy and teaching methods, researchers, university administrators and educational authorities. The event is a part of Russia's preparation for the International Congress of Mathematicians, which will be held in St. Petersburg in 2022.

The winners of the first Prize for Young Mathematicians of Russia were announced at a Conference of international mathematical centres in Sirius educational centre in Sochi. The award is given for a series of scientific works in higher mathematics in three categories: “Young scientists” up to 35 years old, “Graduate students” and “Students”.

The publishing house of the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education has published a collection of documents on the scientific activities of Pafnutiy Chebyshev. The book contains documents written by an outstanding mathematician during his work in the Academic Committee of the Ministry of Public Education. The collection was compiled by Vasily Busev and Tatiana Rebrieva.

From August 9 to 13, Sirius (an educational center in Sochi, Russia) will host the Conference of world-class international mathematical centers. More than 600 Russian mathematicians will take part in the event, about 300 people will join the conference online. The main goal of the conference is to intensify mathematical research in Russia — the participants will share their scientific achievements and discuss current scientific problems.

We will tell you about Anna Kiesenhofer, a successful scientist, PhD in math and a bicycle racer. Now Anna is a gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but in one of her first races just 9 years ago she was the last to come to the finish line.

The jury committee of the Prize for young Russian mathematicians determined the list of the finalists.

The results of the 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad in St. Petersburg are announced. Chinese student Yichuan Wang got the highest individual score with the maximum possible total of 42. The second-place winner is student Maksim Turevskii, a 10th grade student at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in Saint Petersburg. In the unofficial team scoring Russia took second place. The closing ceremony and awarding of the winners will be held on July 24 online, on the basis of the Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University.

Natalya Agapova, the chief designer of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), explains how science and art can be combined, why designers need a Fibonacci range, and why it is so important what a scientist wears.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the High School Mathematics Championship held every year. The first IMO took place in 1959 in Romania with the participation of seven countries. In recent years, more than 100 countries from 5 continents take part in IMO.