Organization of the ICM

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the most influential meeting in pure and applied mathematics as well as one of the world’s oldest scientific congresses. The first ICM took place in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1897. ICMs are organized every four years by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in partnership with the host country’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC). The IMU considers the organization of the ICMs to be its most important focus.

The goal of the ICM is to present a panorama of mathematics, including all fields of study and different geographic regions, and thus point to future areas of progress for the science. The ICM plenary and invited speakers are mathematicians of the highest quality, able to present current research trends to a broad mathematical audience.

The ICM opening ceremony is always a festive event, attracting the attention of millions of people from around the world, mathematics professionals and enthusiasts alike. At the opening ceremony, the names of new IMU award winners are announced, including Fields Medal winners. The significance of this moment is traditionally recognized by the presence of the head of state. IMU prizes are the highest distinctions in the mathematical world.

The ICM program includes a broad spectrum of events, including plenary and invited lectures, panels, public lectures, outreach events, social events, short communications, and poster presentations. The calendar of events starts taking shape about a year prior to the opening of the ICM.

Overall structure

The overall structure of the ICM is determined by the ICM Structure Committee of the IMU, which is chaired by Professor Terry Tao of the University of California, Los Angeles. Click here for detailed information on the composition of this committee, its decisions, and its recommendations. In particular, the committee suggests holding about twenty plenary lectures, two or three of them designated as «special plenary lectures» with a non-standard format. For example, they may be expository lectures on recent advances by other mathematicians, «bridge-building» lectures connecting two fields of mathematics (such as a pure and an applied field), lectures given jointly by two speakers, or other experimental formats. The Structure Committee also drew up a list of twenty sections for invited talks and described their scope and size. See the information on invited talks for further details.

The ICM’s plenary and sectional speakers are selected by the ICM Program Committee (PC) of the IMU, which is chaired by Professor Martin Hairer of Imperial College London. The PC relies on input from the sectional selection panels, one for each of the twenty sections. Invitations to lecture at the international congresses are highly prestigious in the mathematics profession, and the PC performs its very important work with the utmost care and diligence.

Organizing Committees

The Executive Organizing Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg ICM coordinate their efforts with the IMU and have been moving through all the planning steps to make the next ICM a successful and impactful event. In their work, they rely on the International Advisory Committee as well as input from mathematical organizations and individual mathematicians. Correspondence on all local aspects of ICM planning and organization should be addressed to loc@icm2022.org. To contact the International Advisory Committee, email advisory@icm2022.org.

Dmitry N. Chernyshenko
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, co-chair of the EOC
Arkady V. Dvorkovich
Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, co-chair of the EOC
Alexander M. Sergeyev
President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, deputy co-chair of the EOC
Stanislav K. Smirnov
Head of interdisciplinary research Chebyshev Laboratory at St. Petersburg State University, Professor, University of Geneva, deputy co-chair of the EOC
Valery N. Falkov
Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (deputy co-chair of the EOC)
Alexander D. Beglov
Governor of St.Petersburg
Yurii S. Belov
Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University
Igor V. Beloguzov
Deputy General Director of the Federal Passenger Company
Elena I. Bunina
CEO of Yandex Russia
Dmitry S. Derevyashkin
First Deputy Head of Department «P» of the Economic Security Service of the FSB of the Russian Federation
Aleksey G. Zinin
Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for the Protection of Public Order of the National Guard of the Russian Federation
Sergei V. Kislyakov
Director of St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Valerii V. Kozlov
Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Nikolay M. Kropachev
Rector of St. Petersburg State University
Alexander P. Kuleshov
Skoltech President
Vladimir N. Knyaginin
Vice-governor of St.Petersburg
Sergey V. Lyulin
Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alla Yu. Manilova
State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Nikita V. Marchenkov
Deputy Head of the Kurchatov Complex for Synchronous Neutron Reserach for General and Scientific Issues, Kurchatov Institute
Yury V. Matiyasevich
Principal Research Fellow, St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Aleksey A. Molostvov
Director of the Guest Events of Expoforum
Elena K. Nechaeva
Deputy Head of Directorate for Science and Education Policy, Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Yu. Okounkov
Professor, Columbia University and Skoltech, Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics, Higher School of Economics
Dmitri O. Orlov
Head of Algebraic Geometry Department, Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
Yuri V. Parfyonov
Director of the Department for Implementation of Strategic Projects of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Konstantin A. Pashkov
Director of the Administration Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
Alexander N. Pechen
Head of Laboratory, Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
Roman Yu. Plugin
Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region
Andrey M. Romanov
Deputy Director of the Department of State Scientific and Technical Policy of the Ministry of Education and Sceince of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the EOC
Victor A. Sadovnichy
Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Iskander A. Taimanov
Principal Researcher, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Oksana V. Tarasenko
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Grigory V. Trubnikov
Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Mikhail V. Khorev
Deputy Director, Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Aleksandr P. Chuprian
First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Stanislav K. Smirnov
Head of interdisciplinary research Chebyshev Laboratory at St. Petersburg State University, Professor, University of Geneva, deputy co-chair of the EOC, co-chair of the LOC
Grigory V. Trubnikov
First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, co-chair of the LOC
Andrey Yu. Okounkov
Professor, Columbia University and Skoltech, Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics, Higher School of Economics, co-chair of the LOC
Nikolai N. Andreeev
Head of Laboratory of Popularization and Promotion of Mathematics, Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
Yurii S. Belov
Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University, secretary of the LOC
Alexander N. Pechen
Head of Department, Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, secretary of the LOC
Elena A. Arseneva
Assistant Professor, St. Petersburg State University
Dmitry Belyaev
Professor, University of Oxford
Alexander I. Bobenko
Professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Elena I. Bunina
CEO of Yandex Russia
Yurii Volkov
Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University
Ekaterina V. Eremenko
Filmmaker
Sergei V. Kislyakov
Director of St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Igor M. Krichever
Director of Skoltech Center for Advanced Studies, Professor, Columbia University
Sergei K. Lando
Professor of National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ari A. Laptev
Professor, Imperial College London
Julia A. Pevtsova
Professor, University of Washington
Maxim Ya. Pratusevich
Director of Physics,Math Lyceum 239, Saint-Petersburg
Maria V. Rossomakhina
Administrator of interdisciplinary research Chebyshev Laboratory at St. Petersburg State University
Marianna S. Russkikh
PhD Student
Galina I. Sinkevich
Associate Professor of St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Yuri Tschinkel
Professor of Mathematics, New York University
Maxim I. Chuyashkin
Advisor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ivan V. Yaschenko
Director of the Moscow Center of Continuous Mathematical Education
Nikolay A. Vavilov
St. Petersburg University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Professor
Inessa Grigalyunene
Project Manager, Skoltech
Anna Fedosova
Head of Learning and Events, Yandex
Natalia Agapova
Art Director of the ICM
Petr Pushkar
Postdoc, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Alisa Knizel
Assistant Professor, the University of Chicago
Mina Aganagic
Professor, UC Berkeley
Nalini Anantharaman
Professor, Université de Strasbourg, IRMA
Marian Aprodu
Professor, University of Bucharest, and «Simion Stoilow» Institute of Mathematics
Martin Bridson
President, Clay Mathematics Institute
Jim Bryan
Professor, University of British Columbia
Robert Bryant
Professor, Duke University
Toti Daskalopoulos
Professor, Columbia University
Jan De Gier
Professor, University of Melbourne
Sandra Di Rocco
Professor, Head of Mathematics Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Alicia Dickenstein
Professor, University of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Argentina
Eric M. Friedlander
Dean’s Professor and Chair, Mathematics, USC
Rostislav Grigorchuk
Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University
Martin Groetschel
Professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Tamas Hausel
Professor, IST Austria
Kathryn Hess
Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Gil Kalai
Professor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IDC, Herzliya, and Yale University
Ludmil Katzarkov
Professor, University of Miami
Antti-Jukka Kupiainen
Professor, University of Helsinki
Klavdija Kutnar
Professor, University of Primorska
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu
Professor, Columbia University
Hiraku Nakajima
Professor, IPMU, Tokyo
Jaroslav Nesetril
Professor, Charles University, Prague
Hyungju Park
President, Ajou University
Ragni Piene
Professor, University of Oslo
Dipendra Prasad
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Kristian Ranestad
Professor, University of Oslo
Mikael Rørdam
Professor, University of Copenhagen
Gigliola Staffilani
Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mina Teicher
Director, Emmy Noether Research Institute for Mathematics
Gang Tian
Distinguished Professor, Peking University. Vice-President of Peking Univ. and the Chinese Mathematical Society
Ulrike Tillmann
Professor, University of Oxford
Marcelo Viana
Professor, IMPA
Wed Jul 28 2021 15:41:30 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)