News on International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)

Former and current UNM faculty and students will have a presence at the 
International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) to be held in
August 2018 in Rio De Janeiro.

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).
The Fields Medals, 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. [Wikipedia] Numerous Satellite 
Conferences are organized before and after the ICM congresses.

Two former UNM faculty are invited speakers at the ICM 2018: Wojciech 
Kucharz (Poland) in the Algebraic and Complex Geometry Session,
and   Vladimir Koltchinskii (GATech) in the Probability and Statistics 

PhD Graduate Jean Moraes (Professor at Universidad Federal do Rio Grande 
do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil) and UNM Professor Cristina
Pereyra  are co-organizing  the ICM 2018 Harmonic Analysis Satellite 
Conference to be held in Porto Alegre July 24-29, 2018  prior to
the ICM in Rio de Janeiro, see
and the conference webpage

UNM Professors Alex Buium, Terry Loring, Cristina Pereyra, and Maxim 
Zinchenko are respectively coauthors of Professors Bjorn Poonen
(MIT), Rui Exel ((Brazil), Stefanie Petermichl (France), and Alexander 
Poltoratski (Texas A&M), all invited speakers at the 2018 ICM.

Furthermore, two invited speakers at the 2018 ICM have recently visited 
UNM. First, Professor Ciprian Demeter (Indiana University)
visited UNM in 2017 invited by UNM Professor Matthew Blair. Second, 
Professor Svitlana Mayboroda (U. Minnesota and the first recipient
of the AWM-Sadosky Research Award in 2014) was  plenary speaker in the 
Conference honoring Cora Sadosky held in April 2014, at UNM,
moreover her first conference while still  a  graduate student at U. 
was a New Mexico Analysis Seminar which she remembers fondly.