The Russia city of St. Petersburg will host the next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in 2022. Plans for the next congress were shared at the ICM closing ceremony today (August 9th), by Russian mathematicians Stanislav Smirnov (University of Geneve) and Andrei Okounkov (Columbia).
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Considered the most ‘western’ city in Russia, St. Petersburg will offer a similar set-up to that implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mathematicians participating in ICM 2022 will not need a visa to enter Russia, and will have access to free public transportation. The ICM registry tag (which may be printed at home) will work like the FIFA Fan ID this year, granting access to city infrastructure.
One thousand mathematicians from the developing countries will receive full financial support to take part in the congress. Moreover, 1,300 young people from all over the world will have their local expenses covered. During ICM 2022, special workshops will help to prepare attendees understand complex themes presented at plenaries.
ICM 2022 will take place during Russia’s Year of Mathematics and the Russian Federation will produce several outreach events throughout the country. The organizing committee will seek assistance from international colleagues to translate the best Russian mathematics teaching material into their corresponding languages.