The International Mathematical Union (IMU)
The IMU is an international scientific organization, whose aim is to support and promote mathematics and mathematicians worldwide. It is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, representing approximately 90 member countries, and is a member of the International Science Council (ISC).
The IMU oversees and convenes the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) every four years. The inaugural ICM was held in Zurich in 1897. At the ICM, the IMU presents some of the most prestigious awards in mathematics – the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize/Abacus Medal, the Gauss Prize, the Chern Medal, and the Leelavati Prize.
The centennial in Strasbourg
The IMU was officially established on 20 September 1920 in Strasbourg, just prior to the ICM in Strasbourg.
This conference celebrates the centennial of this historic event. The opening of the conference will take place in the same building that the 1920 ICM was held in Strasbourg.