First Announcement for the ICM2002
Circular letter #12
Subject: ICM2002-CL12: First Announcement for the ICM2002
Date: September 5, 2001
There has been a long tradition that the organizers of an International Congress of Mathematicians send out a First Announcement to as many mathematicians as possible about one year before the Congress. We are following this tradition.
The main aim of the First Announcement is to collect the addresses of those mathematicians who are seriously interested in participating in ICM2002 and intend to obtain the Second Announcement for more
details about ICM2002. Those who have submitted the request form
and have an e-mail address will also receive circular letters from the
ICM2002 e-mail service.
Those (and Only Those) who have submitted the request form for the
Second Announcement will receive a printed copy of the Second Announcement in January 2002.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:
If you have pre-registered for ICM2002 before (this is the case if you
obtained the present circular letter from the ICM2002 E-Mail Server)
you will automatically be entitled to receiving a copy of the Second Announcement. You will receive, in two weeks from now, an email
containing your contact information. This way you can check the data
we have in our database and correct it if necessary. If you have not received the email by September 19, 2001 something has gone wrong
and you are advised to follow the procedure described in the First Announcement as follows.
Chairman of the
ICM2002 Organizing Committee
|The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce
that the next International Congress of Mathematicians will take
place in Beijing, China, from Tuesday, August 20, through
Wednesday, August 28, 2002.
It will be held under the auspices of the International
Mathematical Union (IMU) and sponsored by many other
|Responsibility for the scientific program lies with
the Program Committee appointed by IMU. There will be about
20 one-hour Plenary Lectures covering recent developments in the
major areas of mathematics and 169 forty-five-minute Invited
Lectures in 19 sections. In addition, there will be two groups of
panel discussions in Section 18. The sections are as follows:
3. Number Theory
4. Differential Geometry
6. Algebraic and Complex Geometry
7. Lie Groups and Representation Theory
8. Real and Complex Analysis
9. Operator Algebras and Functional Analysis
10. Probability and Statistics
11. Partial Differential Equations
12. Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
13. Mathematical Physics
15. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science
16. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
17. Applications of Mathematics in the Sciences
18. Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics
19. History of Mathematics
Every registered participant (traditionally called Ordinary
Member) of the Congress will have the opportunity to give a
short presentation, either during a poster session or in the
form of a fifteen-minute lecture. A formal call for such
presentations will be issued in the Second Announcement. Informal mathematical seminars may be organized
at the initiative of groups of participants. English, French,
German, and Russian are the official languages of the
All Plenary and Invited Lectures will be published in the
Proceedings of ICM2002; after the Congress, a complimentary
copy of these Proceedings will be sent to each registered
participant. Abstracts of all lectures and of all short
presentations will be distributed free of charge to registered
participant at Congress check-in.
The Fields Medals and the Nevanlinna Prize will be awarded
during the Opening Ceremony on the first day of the Congress.
This will take place in the Great Hall of the People. All other
scientific events will be held at Beijing International
Convention Center (BICC). No scientific activities are
scheduled for Sunday, August 25.
In an effort to reach out to a wider audience, the ICM2002
organizers have initiated several cultural activities related
to mathematics that are attractive to the general public.
|During the Congress, a number of guided tours of
Beijing, visits to museums, and walking tours will be
offered. On Sunday, August 25, excursions to several places
of cultural interest will be arranged. For that evening, a
Beijing opera will be available at the Chang'an Theater.
Registered participants and the accompanying persons may
purchase tickets in advance for these events as well as for many
day trips and pre- or post-congress tours to places of
|Up-to-date information about all aspects of
ICM2002 is available on the following website:
This includes information about registration, abstract
Correspondence should be directed to
It will be forwarded to an appropriate member of the Organizing
Committee. If electronic communication is not available you
may also write to
c/o Prof. Dr. Y. X. Yuan
Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
1A South 4th Street
Zhong Guan Cun
Beijing 100080, China
|Registration and Accommodation
|China International Conference Center for Science
and Technology (CICCST), a professional congress organizer, has been appointed by the
Organizing Committee to handle all non-scientific matters for individual participants: registration to the Congress and the social
events, hotel reservation, tourist program, collection of registration fees,
formal registration procedure for the Congress will be described
Participants will be accommodated in a variety of hotels in
necessary reservations are being made by CICCST. In addition, CICCST will make student residences available. Detailed
information will be provided on the Congress website in November 2001 as
well as in the Second Announcement.
Forms for registration and accommodation will be available on
the ICM2002 server in January 2002.
The Second Announcement of ICM2002 will describe the activities of the Congress in more detail and give instructions on how to complete the
registration process and obtain accommodation. It will provide more,
although not complete, information on the scientific program, contain a
call for contributed short presentations, and give instructions
the submission of abstracts.
The Second Announcement will also include advice on how to proceed upon arrival at airports and train stations, and information on the day trips and tours organized by
Satellite conferences of a more specialized nature are scheduled
immediately before or after ICM2002. The Second Announcement will
also contain a list of these conferences.
If you did not pre-register before and wish to receive the Second Announcement, fill out the form below or on the ICM2002 server (http://www.icm2002.org.cn).
Alternatively, send an e-mail to email@example.com
with 'Second Announcement' in the `SUBJECT' line and with the
following data: family name, first name, middle name, institution, street address, postal code, city, country and email. If this is not possible for you, please fill out the form below and mail it to the
ICM2002 Secretary Prof. Yuan (see address above).
The Second Announcement will be mailed from Beijing at the beginning
|I would like to receive the Second Announcement of ICM2002.
street and number:
country or region:
|TO ALL MATHEMATICIANS WHO HAVE PRELIMINARILY PREREGISTERED FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MATHEMATICIANS 2002 IN BEIJING.
Please send your suggestions and comment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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