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Math conference-organizing checklist?

I am intimately involved in the organization of a relatively high-profile conference. It's a special situation -- I don't want to get into it -- and we have essentially zero admin support. The ...
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Is St. Petersburg a good place for the 2022 Int. Congress of Mathematicians

There might be just enough time to pick another location, but I am curious what mathematicians think. Will Ukrainian mathematicians be able to attend a conference in Russia if Russia no longer ...
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Hybrid online/ in-person workshops, conferences, and summer schools

I am writing to ask if people in the community can post any noteworthy experiences they have had with hybrid online/in-person workshops. Does anyone have experience with these, as either organizer or ...
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PDF readers for presenting Math online

In the current situation it seems especially important to be able to present your mathematical results online in a way that your audience does not fall asleep in front of their screens. But I am ...
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What will stand in for the JMM Employment Center this year?

The Joint Mathematics Meetings will be virtual this year, and there is no indication of there being an Employment Center (virtual or otherwise). What is the story with the Employment Center? Will it ...
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Suggestions for special lectures at next ICM

(I am posting this in my capacity as chair of the ICM programme committee.) ICM 2022 will feature a number of "special lectures", both at the sectional and plenary level, see last year's ...
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Online events during the quarantine

With many places on earth subjected to quarantine and large gathering prohibited, there are announcements of online seminars and talks open to people around the world. The talks can be conducted via ...
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Software and ideas for workshops and conferences with long-distance participants

Conferences and workshops are often great - getting together and being together is an ideal setting for doing research and learning things. However, there are various reasons to encourage the ...
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Research semester in math

Admittedly, this is a soft question. My own experience in mathematical research has been of long periods of research, mostly characterized in long "blocks" and sporadic breakthrough. How does this ...
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CMI at 20 conference [closed]

Just recently (September 24 - 26) there was a conference at Oxford dedicated to 20th anniversary of CMI. ( The program looks interesting. Does anyone know if ...
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ICM 2018 lecture videos

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. https://www....
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Who was in the Fields committee for ICM 1962 (the first appointed by IMU)?

Traditionally, at the presentation of the Fields medals at the ICM opening ceremony, the composition of the Fields medal committee is disclosed. This information can be found in the first volume of ...
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Why aren't proceedings from ICM 2014 on mathscinet?

Articles from the Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul, 2014 don't appear to be on Mathscinet. Why is this? (Someone pointed this out to me recently, and I was reminded ...
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Work of plenary speakers at ICM 2018

The next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The present question is the 2018 version of similar questions from 2014 and 2010. Can you, please, ...
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Recommended summer schools for this summer [a university student] [closed]

I am a university student, and I am interested in some pure math areas related to algebra, for example, ring theory like Aliyah & Macdonald (I learned it 60 - 80 percent), algebraic(, or ...
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Describe the desired features of a "Mathematics Colloquium"?

I'm now a member of my department's colloquium committee. Our task is to make a great colloquium series. I thought that the first step would be to come up with an appropriate definition of "...
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Images of the fundamental domain of $\text{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash \mathbb{H}$ whose Euclidean area is large

Let $S$ be a compact subset of the closure of the upper half plane. (Assume that $S$ is a (Euclidean) rectangular box, if you wish.) Let $D$ be the standard fundamental domain of $\text{SL}_2(\mathbb{...
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What is a good poster for a math conference?

I'm going to participate to a conference and they ask me to do a poster on my research. I've never made a poster for a conference/seen a poster session in a conference. So what is important? What do ...
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Submitting lecture purposal to conferences. (lecture about a thesis) [closed]

I wish to consult with you about something: I have recently given a lecture about my master's Thesis in a local conference organized by my advisor. The subject had a lot to do with algebraic geometry ...
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Design slides for presentation (conference talk) [closed]

Question: What are approved guidelines for design good slides for a conference talk, especially with focus on mathematics? I'm aware of the following, general best practices for holding a ...
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Looking for good summer schools on quantum field theory (especially renormalization theory) this summer [closed]

I'm a graduate student and I'm looking for summer schools to attend this summer. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Presenting a paper: Do's and Don'ts?

I was wondering what would be the best way to present your paper at a conference, if your paper is selected for "short communication", lasting for about 15 minutes? Should you concentrate on the main ...
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The geometry behind the ICM 2010 Logo

The logo for this year's ICM show the inequality $ |\tau(n)| \leq n^{11/2} d(n)$ where $\sum \tau(n)q^n = q \prod_{n \neq 1} (1 - q^n)^{24}$ is the tau function. Wikipedia says this bound was ...
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What to expect from attending an ICM?

Since ICM 2010 is due to be held in Hyderabad next august, and since I never attended such an event, I am wondering if those MO users who did attend at least one ICM could share some of their wisdom (...
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How to find ICM talks?

I am very interested in reading some and skimming through the list of invited talks at the International Congress of Mathematicians. Since the proceedings contain talks supposedly by top experts in ...
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Looking for good conference this summer for homotopy theory [closed]

I'm a 2nd year grad student and I'm looking for conferences/summer schools to attend this summer. I checked out the AMS calendar but couldn't find anything I found relevant there. Anyone have any ...
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Best mathematics conference? [closed]

One conference per answer. Explain why it was great (mathematically or otherwise), and preferably post a link to the conference website or to abstracts/proceedings.