Saint Petersburg will host the next International Congress of Mathematicians, in 2022.
The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of July, and compiled by Robin, is now online at Theorem of the Day. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.
TV maths legend and UCL-based mathematician Hannah Fry has been awarded this year’s IMA/LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal, which aims to recognise and acknowledge the contributions of mathematicians involved in promoting mathematics to the public and engaging with the public in mathematics in the UK. Named after the late Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS, whose Royal Institution… Read more »
You may know from our recent foray into breaking news that the Fields Medal awarded to Caucher Birkar was stolen, minutes after it was awarded. It turns out the International Mathematical Committee (IMU) had a spare medal in Rio for display purposes, and they decided to award it to Birkar as a replacement. Birkar is… Read more »
It’s all over! The votes are in, they have been counted, and I can announce that the winner of The Big Internet Math-Off is: Nira Chamberlain! Massive congratulations to Nira, you may now refer to yourself as The World’s Most Interesting Mathematician*. Nira’s pitch on applied mathematics won 56% of the vote in the final,… Read more »
Announcing our 2018 #scibooks prize shortlist. Celebrating outstanding popular science books from around the world @InsightInvestIM https://t.co/dhlFsCQLNx pic.twitter.com/oCURZRAFXr — The Royal Society (@royalsociety) August 2, 2018 The 2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize has announced its shortlist: Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore; The Unexpected Truth About… Read more »
Reports are emerging of the disappearance of one of the Fields medals awarded today, to Cauchar Birkar. The official statement from the International Congress of Mathematics is reproduced below. The organizing committee of the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM2018) profoundly regrets the disappearance of the briefcase of mathematician, Cauchar Birkar, which contained the Fields Medal… Read more »