ICM 2018 speaker nominations, list of sections

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has put forward a call for nomination of plenary and sectional speakers for ICM 2018. Speaker proposals should come from one of the Adhering Organizations of IMU and from the mathematical societies worldwide. The deadline for nominations is November 1st, 2016, and instructions for proposals are given in the official call for nominations.

As part of this announcement, the IMU has also presented the list of 19 sections of ICM 2018, as decided by the Program Committee. The names of sections are listed below.

  1. Logic and Foundations
  2. Algebra
  3. Number Theory
  4. Algebraic and Complex Geometry
  5. Geometry
  6. Topology
  7. Lie Theory and Generalizations
  8. Analysis and Operator Algebras
  9. Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations
  10. Partial Differential Equations
  11. Mathematical Physics
  12. Probability and Statistics
  13. Combinatorics
  14. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science
  15. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  16. Control Theory and Optimization
  17. Mathematics in Science and Technology
  18. Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics
  19. History of Mathematics

Section descriptions and the targeted number of lectures are available in this document.