[Todos CMAT] Fwd: IMU-Net 97: September 2019

Jana Rodriguez Hertz janarh.arts en gmail.com
Mar Oct 1 02:38:59 -03 2019


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De: M-F Roy <marie-francoise.roy en univ-rennes1.fr>
Fecha: El mar, oct. 1, 2019 a las 13:35
Asunto: Fwd: IMU-Net 97: September 2019

Dear CWM ambassadors,

Here is IMU-Net 97, for your information. Please note in particular the CWM
section ! You can register to receive iIU-Net directly.
I take this opportunity to remind you CWM ambassadors role: disseminating
information received from  CWM, and also  keeping CWM informed about
activities or initiatives to be announced on CWM website.

Good success in your activities

Marie-Francoise Roy, CWM chair

*IMU-Net 97: September 2019*
A Bimonthly Email Newsletter from the International Mathematical Union
Editor: Martin Raussen, Aalborg University, Denmark


1. Editorial: Funding opportunities for ICM participants
2. CEIC: Notes and Comments
3. News from the CWM
4. IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships awarded
5. Inside the IMU
6. News from the International Day of Mathematics (IDM)
7. Mathematical awards
8. Subscribing to IMU-Net


*1.    **Editorial: Funding opportunities for ICM participants*

*Chebyshev and Kovalevskaya grants and satellites call*

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of ICM 2022 is seeking collaboration
from all adhering organizations of the IMU, as well as international and
national math societies, academies, scientific funding agencies on the
following funding initiatives. These initiatives follow up on the plans
presented in the St Petersburg ICM bid and, along with the visa-waiver for
all registered participants, should contribute significantly to the success
of the Congress and its satellite events. The funds will go towards vastly
increasing the diversity of participants ensuring representation of the
mathematical communities from all over the world and towards supporting
satellites, which greatly enhance the participants’ experience at the ICM.

The Russian mathematical community would like to welcome colleagues from
every part of the globe. To help reach this goal, the Local Organizing
Committee is announcing the *Chebyshev* grant, which will be available to
mathematicians from developing countries to attend ICM. This grant will
provide full support, that is, airfare and local expenses in St Petersburg,
to 1000 participants from the developing countries. The application process
and selection of candidates will be administered by the IMU Committee on
Developing Countries (CDC). The mission and role of the CDC were the
subject of the editorial in the previous issue of the IMU-net, see

With a keen eye towards the future of mathematics, the *Kovalevskaya* grant
will allow early career mathematicians to attend ICM, thereby increasing
the ICM potential to encourage and inspire young researchers worldwide.
This grant will provide local expenses in St Petersburg to 1300 early
career mathematicians from Russia and the world. The LOC invites
participation of the adhering organizations and funding agencies around the
globe in the selection of the recipients of the Kovalevskaya grants. The
home country organization will be expected to provide the nomination
materials and adequate travel expenses from the home country to St
Petersburg for each nominee, while the LOC and the Kovalevskaya grant will
take care of the local logistics and expenses. Please contact the
organizers at funding en icm2022.org for further details.

*Satellite events* complement the events of the ICM proper in many
important ways, including developing and reinforcing the ties between
foreign participants and mathematicians from the host country. To promote
satellite events, the LOC is offering financial support to the satellites
that take place in the Russian Federation in partnership with a local
scientific or educational organization. The deadline for funding
applications is *May 1, 2020* and the estimated support amount is up to 2,5
million rubles. The details of this funding opportunity may be found in the
“Call for satellites”, published on the ICM 2022 website

This and various other useful information alongside some beautiful pictures
of Saint-Petersburg can be found on the ICM website which has been up and
running, providing updates on the plans and preparations for ICM 2022.
Check the news blog of ICM 2022 https://icm2022.org/blog for updates on
funding and other opportunities and subscribe to the ICM newsletter to
receive information for all who are planning to take part in the activities
of ICM 2022.

We are looking forward to working together with our colleagues worldwide to
make the best use of these funding opportunities!

ICM 2022, Local Organizing Committee


*2.    **CEIC: Notes and Comments*

In a continuation of the “read and publish” trend discussed in the May CEIC
Notes <https://www.mathunion.org/imu-net/archive/2019/imu-net-95>, Project
DEAL announced a deal with the publisher Springer Nature on behalf of 700
German research institutions and libraries:

Under this deal, papers published by authors at institutions in Project
DEAL will be open access, while those institutions will also receive a
subscription to papers in these journals that are not freely available.
Meanwhile, Coalition S <https://www.coalition-s.org/> is growing. This is
an initiative started by European funding agencies to push for a rapid
change to immediate open access for funded research; it has caused some
controversy, because it does little to accommodate society journals or
hybrid open access publishing. In the most recent news, the World Health
Organization has joined Coalition S:


*3.    **News from the CWM*

The Committee for Women in Mathematics CWM <https://www.mathunion.org/cwm>
is happy to announce the forthcoming publication of the book:

*World Women in Mathematics 2018 - Proceedings of the First World Meeting
for Women in Mathematics (WM)²* (

The estimated publication date for the hardcover is December 21, 2019, with
the eBook to follow on January 18, 2020.

The book was edited by CWM in coordination with the Association for Women
in Mathematics (AWM), and has just been published by Springer, as part of
their AWM Series.

The first part of the volume starts with a short report with pictures on
the activities of  the first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)²
- held in Rio de Janeiro on July 31, 2018, as a satellite event of ICM
2018. It includes a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani.  The report is followed
by survey research papers from invited lecturers of the (WM)²: Monique
Laurent, Alicia Dickenstein, Maria Eulália Vares and Maria J. Esteban.
These articles provide panoramic views of different fields in pure and
applied mathematics.

The second part of the volume documents the CWM panel discussion at ICM
2018, entitled "The gender gap in mathematical and natural sciences from a
historical perspective'', with articles from the panelists.


*4.    **IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships awarded*

The corresponding Selection Committees have completed during the month of
September the evaluation of the applications to BGF
(Breakout Graduate Fellowships) and GRAID
(Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries) programs
received for the 2019 calls. Three students have been awarded a BGF grant
to complete their PhD: two of them, from Ukraine and Vietnam to study at
their home country and one student from Nigeria to study in South Africa. A
research team of Pakistan has been awarded a GRAID grant to support one PhD
student and two MS students, and a team of Burkina Faso has received a
grant to support one PhD student.

BGF grants are funded by the generous donations from all the Breakthrough
Prize winners <https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3> and GRAID program
is funded thanks to kind donations from mathematicians or mathematical
institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC very much appreciates all the donations
that are welcome, via the Friends of IMU website
http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid .

The 2020 calls of both programs will be announced in due time.

More information in:

See also the interesting article by Della Dumbaugh that appeared in the
September Issue of the AMS Notices:


*5.    *
*Inside the IMU *
*a. Report from the Structure Committee:*

The 2018 General Assembly decided to create an ICM Structure Committee (SC)
charged with the task to propose the structure for the ICMs. Decisions
regarding the actual speakers is left with the Program Committee (PC).

Terence Tao chaired the committee, whose membership is public. The SC has
now finalized its report
The IMU is very grateful to the members of the SC for their thorough job
within the given tight timeframe.
The IMU Executive Committee (EC) has discussed the report and made the
following decisions:

For the ICM 2022:
 1. The EC endorses the proposal of creating:
      (i) A new Section 17 (Statistics and Data Analysis) which replaces
the old Section 17 (Mathematics in Science and Technology), and which
incorporates the Statistics part of the old Section 12 (Probability and
Statistics), which now becomes Section 12 (Probability).
      (ii) A new Section 18 (Stochastic and Differential Modeling), which
expands on aspects of the old Section 17 (Mathematics in Science and
      The rationale for these changes is to start the process of enhancing
the representation of applied mathematics in the ICM, and to keep up with
recent groundbreaking developments in applied mathematics.
 2. The EC endorses the given Sections with its descriptors and with the
given base lecture slots.
 3. The EC endorses the proposal to leave 20 sectional talks to the
discretion of the PC, as described in the SC report.
 4. The EC endorses the proposal to leave 2–3 plenary for “special plenary
lectures” as described in the SC report.
 5. The EC recommends that the opening ceremony is to be streamed, while
the recording of other lectures should be made available later to the
mathematical community by the organizers in a timely fashion. Videos are to
be stored at the IMU Secretariat.
 6. The EC asks that local organizers conduct an exit survey for ICM
participants in order to guide subsequent SCs in their work.

For ICMs after 2022:
 7. The EC asks that the SC proposes a dynamic mechanism on how the size of
each Section can reflect the activity in the various subfields of
mathematics. This mechanism can be applied for the ICM 2026.

*b. Call for bids for the  ICM 2026*
The IMU Executive Committee (EC) cordially invites all Adhering
Organizations and national mathematical  societies in IMU members to submit
bids for hosting the International Congress of Mathematicians in the year
2026 and the IMU General Assembly meeting prior to this Congress.
Only electronic submissions are accepted. Submissions should be sent to
secretary en mathunion.org. For a bid to be considered by the Site Selection
Committee it must be received no later than *30 November 2021*.

The Site Selection Committee will evaluate all bids received, taking into
account, but not restricted to, the mathematical ambience, the
infrastructure and the economic conditions offered by each bidder, as
well as the accessibility of the proposed site, the involvement of the
local mathematical community, and the geographical distribution of places
where ICMs took place in the past.

The IMU EC will prepare a recommendation based on the SSC's advice and
refer this recommendation to the 19th IMU General Assembly (GA), which will
take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 3–4 July 2022 prior to the ICM.
The GA will make the final decision on the location of ICM 2026. Detailed

*c. Cyprus new member of the IMU*
After a ballot among the adhering organizations, Cyprus was admitted as
full member of the IMU in group I as of October 1, 2020.

*6.    *

*News from the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) *
1. You are invited to visit the website www.idm314.org. A media page will
very soon be online with logos in different languages and material for
announcing the IDM. This material can be used to spread the news in your

2. We are preparing a world map that will appear on the website: the map
will show dots where celebrations of IDM2020 are to take place. If you plan
to organize an event we invite you to fill the following form
that we can insert a dot on the map as a pre-announcement of your event.
You will be able to update the information later.


*7.    *

*Mathematical awards *
The 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
<https://breakthroughprize.org/News/54> has been awarded to *Prof. Alex
Eskin*, University of Chicago, for “revolutionary discoveries in the
dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including
the proof of the “magic wand theorem” with Maryam Mirzakhani”.

Prof. *Luigi Ambrosio*, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy), has been
awarded the 2019 Balzan Prize
<https://www.balzan.org/en/prizewinners/luigi-ambrosio> for his
“astonishing capacity for synthesis that has made possible to create
hitherto unimaginable bridges between partial differential equations and
the calculus of variations, aiming at finding optimal shapes”.


*8.    **Subscribing to IMU-Net*

There are two ways of subscribing to IMU-Net:
1. Click on http://www.mathunion.org/organization/IMU-Net with a Web
browser and go to the "Subscribe" button (at the bottom) to subscribe to
IMU-Net online.
2. Send an e-mail to imu-net-request en mathunion.org with the Subject-line:
Subject: subscribe
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