Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo to host ICM 2018 and IMU General Assembly
The 2014 General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union in Gyeongju, South Korea, voted to accept Rio de Janeiro’s
bid to host the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, under the auspices of Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática (SBM).
Rio is known worldwide for its combination of lively beaches, startling hills, tropical rainforest,
vibrant culture, and friendly people. Although less than 500 years old, Rio bears traces of its varied past as an indigenous settlement, a colonial port town,
the seat of the Portuguese throne, and the capital of Brazil. The city has recently hosted 2014 FIFA World Cup and will soon host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Rio also houses SBM, the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), and several research universities with postgraduate programs in Mathematics.
rior to ICM 2018, the General Assembly of the IMU will be held in São Paulo. One of the world's largest cities, São Paulo is a hub for South American business and science.
The city's many attractions include excellent museums, restaurants, and nightlife.