Is there a place to watch ICM 2018 plenary lectures (and other lectures if possible)?

Here is the official Youtube channel of the ICM but they don't seem to be posting the lectures.


Update: The public lectures of Etienne Ghys, Cedric Villani, and Ingrid Daubechies are up!

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    $\begingroup$ It takes a few days to make a video. $\endgroup$
    – user6976
    Aug 3, 2018 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ Have you contacted the meeting organizers to ask their plans? $\endgroup$ Aug 3, 2018 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ Well, last time in Seoul, the videos got uploaded the same night. $\endgroup$
    – ThiKu
    Aug 3, 2018 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ Live streaming of lectures is by now pretty common, so I don't see why they couldn't do it, even if the quality is not ideal. $\endgroup$
    – Deane Yang
    Aug 4, 2018 at 3:26
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    $\begingroup$ At least the lecture by fields medalist Peter Scholze is already put online by his home university Bonn: youtube.com/watch?v=7xD_JIJj22Y $\endgroup$
    – Leon Lang
    Aug 9, 2018 at 13:53

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Update 2018.09.22. Go to the website icm2018.org, and use the menu icon (three horizontal bars) to get a menu list that has ICM videos on it. That takes you to a YouTube channel which has some of the plenary and invited lecture videos being uploaded. If there is a problem accessing or playing the videos please let me know, and I will relay the information. Marcelo Viana says in an email that they are uploading the videos, but did not say when they would be done. I checked it out and saw some of the plenary lecture titles uploaded. Enjoy! End Update 2018.09.22.

I will ask the organizers tomorrow. However, I suspect from other things that the plenary and invited lectures will be given lower priority than the current output, as much is being done to popularize mathematics for Brazil. My guess is that Mark Sapir is right, and that you will have to wait a few days for the lectures meant for specialists (non-public). As a second guess, I imagine they are preparing Portuguese translations, and that doing so within ten days will be an impressive feat.

** Update 2018.08.04 **

Marcelo Viana graciously offered a moment of his time; he says he hopes (with a pessimistic estimate) that the end of month will see the videos posted. They have been working hard to make this Congress as paperless as possible (which on the whole is a good move, I think), and one of the tasks remaining is to update and post (a version of) the database of abstracts for use by the Congress members (and eventually the public, I imagine).

Gerhard "Impressive To Me, At Least" Paseman, 2018.08.03.

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    $\begingroup$ What does your nickname mean? $\endgroup$ Aug 8, 2018 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ In this case, one meaning is that I am remarking that the feat of translating several technical lectures within a few days or weeks is one that is impressive to me. Gerhard "Other Meanings May Also Ensue" Paseman, 2018.08.08. $\endgroup$ Aug 8, 2018 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ icm2018.org redirects me to icm2018.org/portal/en/home and there is no menu icon there. Under the "News" there is a "ICM Videos" link to the Youtube channel. The latter contains lots of videos, including playlists of all plenary and prize lectures $\endgroup$ Sep 23, 2018 at 7:52

There are now several more videos of ICM talks available. I imagine that even more will be posted in the near future.



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