Guillermo P. Curbera




The ICM through History




Mathematicians of the World Unite! The International Congress of Mathematicians–A Human Endeavor

Guillermo P. Curbera

AK Peters, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-56881-330-1. Find it in Amazon



Exhibition organized for ICM-2006 in Madrid, commemorating 25 editions of the International Congress of Mathematicians

















The exhibition reviews the history of the twenty four editions of the International Congress of Mathematicians that have taken place since the first one was held in Zürich in 1897.

Besides its mathematical content, ICM has been a cultural event where other activities have taken place: art exhibits, musical concerts, leisure excursions, chess contests, social balls. Some ICMs have created a particular iconography; some have taken place in singular buildings; some have suffered from historical events. We review this human and cultural side of ICM.



Pictures of the exhibition



Navigate through ICM


In addition to the mathematical content of the congresses, the proceedings of the ICMs contain a large amount of other information.  

By searching through the collection of more than 50 volumes, one can find who attended the congresses, who lectured, and much more.

ICM on Spanish TV:

    The ICM-2006 on the news

    The exhibition The ICM through History (starting at minute 15:50)

    The history of ICM (starting at minute 2:20)


Presentations of the exhibition



    Madrid, Agosto 2006, en el Palacio Municipal de Congresos, ICM2006


    Sevilla, Noviembre 2006, en la Escuela de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla


    Madrid, Octubre 2007, en la Facultad de Medicina,Universidad Complutense de Madrid


    Barcelona, Noviembre 2007, en Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull


    Badajoz, 18 de febrero-14 de marzo, 2008, Edificio de usos múltiples, Universidad de Extremadura


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