ICM 2018

Mathematicians like to think that their field transcends politics, but as this brief history of the International Congress of Mathematicians shows, international mathematics has always been coloured by world events.

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) took place in Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of August. Here is all our coverage at a glance.

In this podcast we talk to Ivan Smith, invited lecturer at the ICM, about his work and what he likes about the ICM.

We talk to Jack Thorne about his lecture at the ICM 2018 and his work "faceting the gem stone" in number theory.

We talk to two of the organisers of the ICM 2022, which will take place in St Petersburg.

In this podcast we talk to Nalini Joshi, incoming President of the International Mathematical Union, about the IMU and her work.

Clément Mouhot tells us about his work trying to understand some of the most beautiful structures in mathematics and physics.

We talk to Ivan Smith, invited lecturer at the ICM 2018, about his work and what he likes about the Congress.

We talk to June Barrow-Green about the history of women in mathematics.

We talk to two of the organisers of the ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg.