ICM names six IPAM affiliates 2018 plenary speakers

Posted on 6/21/17 in News
Assaf Naor

Assaf Naor

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) announced its 2018 list of plenary speakers for the 28th edition of the conference to be held August 1-9, 2018  in Rio de Janeiro. Six recent IPAM affiliates are among those bestowed with this honor:

  • Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)–organizer and speaker for the workshop Analysis on Metric Spaces in 2013
  • Ronald Coifman (Yale)–organizer for the Mathematics of Knowledge and Search Engines long program in 2007 and speaker at several IPAM workshops from 2009-2011
  • Gil Kalai (Hebrew University)–organizer for the long program on Combinatorics in 2009
  • Alex Lubotzky (Hebrew University)–organizer for the Expanders in Pure and Applied Mathematics workshop in 2008 and speaker for the Zariski-dense Subgroups workshop in 2015
  • Tomasz Mrowka (MIT)–speaker for the workshop Gauge Theory and Categorification in 2017

According to its website, ICM is one of the world’s premier forums for presenting and discussing new mathematical discoveries. Their goal is to further the success of this series of events – expanding knowledge, exchanging experiences, and fostering an awareness of mathematics in a broad and innovative way.