The International Congress of Mathematicians

If you are involved in the mathematics community, you’ve probably heard of the International Congress of Mathematicians. In addition to being the largest gathering of professional mathematicians in the world, it’s also the place where the Fields Medals, often considered to be the greatest prize in mathematics, are awarded by the International Mathematical Union.

The ICM, like 6OSME, is held only once every 4 years. This year, it was held in Seoul at the same time as the Bridges Math Art Conference (the subject of my last post), for reasons that were, of course, entirely non-accidental.

As a fairly active participant in Bridges, I didn’t spend as much time at the ICM as it deserved, but I did make it there for a few talks.

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