The Northern Capital will host a number of
significant international events in 2022. On 1523 August, St. Petersburg will welcome the 29th International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).
The decision was made by the General Assembly of the International Mathematical
Union in São Paulo, Brazil; the St. Petersburg bid won 8367 against Paris.
(The General Assembly is scheduled for 1213 August.)
The International Congress of
Mathematicians is one of the most influential conventions of the leading
mathematicians of the world. The first Congress was held in 1897 in Zürich, and
since then has been organized every four years under the auspices of the
International Mathematical Union (IMU) on rotation. Our country hosted the
event once: in 1966 Moscow welcomed the 15th ICM.
The IMU forecasts the participation of
about 5,000 people in the 29th ICM. The Congress decides on awarding
the most significant medals in the field of mathematics, including Fields,
Nevanlinna, Gauss, Chern medals and prizes. Since 2010, the closing ceremony of
the Congress awards the Leelavati Prize for popularization of mathematics.
According to the Adviser to the President
of the Russian Federation Anton
Kobyakov, Russian fundamental science and higher education will receive a
wide range of opportunities to promote
their achievements and advance to the international level through the preparation
and hosting this leading applied science event.
«St. Petersburg today has all the necessary
infrastructure and solid experience in holding such significant international
events,» he added.
World Energy Congress is
another key event in St. Petersburg in 2022. World Energy Council (WEC)
announced Russia the hosting country of the 25th Congress. Portugal
and USA also submitted their bids to host the event. Leaders of the global oil
and gas industry, ministers of producing countries, experts and media
representatives are to participate in the event, which will be held from 11 to 15 June. The Congress brings together more than 4,000
The event has been held every three years since
1924. Istanbul hosted the last Congress in 2016, and in 2019 the event will
take place in Abu Dhabi.