International Congress of Mathematicians

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The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics. It meets once every four years, hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

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International Congress of Mathematicians
GenreMathematics conference
Years active1897–present
InauguratedAugust 1897; 125 years ago (1897-08)
FoundersFelix Klein
Georg Cantor
Most recent6–14 July 2022
Previous event2022
Next event22–29 July 2026

The Fields Medals, the IMU Abacus Medal (known before 2022 as the Nevanlinna Prize), the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the congress's opening ceremony. Each congress is memorialized by a printed set of Proceedings recording academic papers based on invited talks intended to be relevant to current topics of general interest. Being invited to talk at the ICM has been called "the equivalent ... of an induction to a hall of fame".[1]