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ICM2006 - Highlights and Photographs

Over 4,500 participants attended the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2006, in Madrid, Spain, August 22-30. On the opening day, the 2006 Fields Medals were awarded to Andrei Okounkov, Grigory Perelman, Terence Tao, and Wendelin Werner. The King of Spain presided over the ceremony and bestowed the medals. In announcing the award to Perelman, John Ball, president of the International Mathematical Union, stated that Perelman had declined to accept the medal. Media worldwide had speculated on the Fields Medal recipients, and reported extensively on Perelman's refusal to accept the award. Jon Kleinberg received the Nevanlinna Prize, for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences, and Kiyoshi Itô was awarded the first-ever Gauss Prize, for mathematical research which has had an impact outside mathematics.

Read about the Fields Medal winners and the extensive media coverage, and see the ICM2006 website for details about the program and satellite conferences.

The AMS exhibited over 350 books, and materials about Society programs, including translated versions of Mathematical Moments, and demonstrated the recent enhancements to MathSciNet. Terence Tao signed his book, Nonlinear Dispersive Equations: Local and Global Analysis, in the AMS exhibit area.

ICM2006 in Madrid, Spain

ICM2006 in Madrid, Spain

AMS Book exhibit

The AMS Book exhibit


Tao book signing in AMS booth

Fields Medalist Terence Tao signs his book in the AMS
Book exhibit

Tao booksigning in AMS booth


Tao book signing in AMS booth Tao booksigning in AMS booth


Tao book signing in AMS booth AMS Book exhibit


Bela Bollobas, Sergei Gelfand and Carol-Ann Blackwood in the AMS Book exhibit

(left to right) Bela Bollobas, AMS Acquisitons Editor
Sergei Gelfand, and Carol-Ann Blackwood in the AMS Book exhibit

Kevin Clancey and Patrick Ion of Math Reviews

(left to right) Kevin Clancey and Patrick Ion, Mathematical Reviews®


Ed Dunne and Ben Green

(left to right) AMS Acquisitons Editor Ed Dunne
with Ben Green

ICM 2006 venue

The Palacio Municipal de Congresos


The AMS Public Awareness and Membership exhibit

AMS Public Awareness and
Membership exhibit

the AMS Public Awareness and Membership exhibit


The Library at Escorial

The Library at El Escorial

Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot (left) and colleagues


Kevin Clancey, Math Reviews, and Bernd Wegner, Zentralblatt

Kevin Clancey (left), Executive Editor,
Mathematical Reviews®, with Bernd Wegner (right),
Editor-in-Chief, Zentralblatt

AMS Public Awareness and Membership exhibit

The AMS Public Awareness exhibit
included translated Mathematical Moments


Visitors at the AMS Book exhibit Sculpture in progress


Sculptor Keizo Ushio at work

Keizo Ushio completed a sculpture during ICM2006

the completed sculpture

Photographs by Ed Dunne, Annette Emerson, and Ina Mette.

--- Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer

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