Welcome Message

Welcome to the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018)

Dear Colleagues,

121 years after the ICM was first hosted at the Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, the International Congress of Mathematicians finally arrives to the southern hemisphere!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am most honored and happy to welcome to Rio de Janeiro all the participants of the ICM 2018. For all of us, and our secretariat and staff, the last 4-6 years of preparations have been intense, challenging and full of hopes that this will be a turning point in the history of mathematics in Brazil and in the region.

We always thought of this Congress as a historic opportunity to make mathematics more popular and better known in our society and, especially, amongst the Brazilian youth. And we have made our best to make of this a memorable event for all our friends and colleagues from around the world visiting Brazil on this occasion.

Enjoy Rio de Janeiro, the ICM 2018 and, above all, mathematics!

Marcelo Viana
ICM 2018 Organizing Committee

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