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ICM 2002

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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 16:39:01 +0800 (CST)
From: Secretariat of OrgComm of ICM2002 <icmsec@beijing.icm2002.org.cn>
To: icm2002@beijing.icm2002.org.cn
Subject: [Icm2002] Circular letter #12

Circular letter #12 
Subject: ICM2002-CL12: First Announcement for the ICM2002
Date: September 5, 2001

Dear Colleague:

There has been a long tradition that the organizers of an International 
Congress of Mathematicians send out a First Announcement to as 
many mathematicians as possible about one year before the Congress. 
We are following this tradition.

The main aim of the First Announcement is to collect the addresses 
of those mathematicians who are seriously interested in participating 
in ICM2002 and intend to obtain the Second Announcement for more
details about ICM2002. Those who have submitted the request form 
and have an e-mail address will also receive circular letters from the
ICM2002 e-mail service.


Those (and Only Those) who have submitted the request form for the
Second Announcement will receive a printed copy of the Second 
Announcement in January 2002.


If you have pre-registered for ICM2002 before (this is the case if you
obtained the present circular letter from the ICM2002 E-Mail Server)
you will automatically be entitled to receiving a copy of the Second 
Announcement. You will receive, in two weeks from now, an email 
containing your contact information. This way you can check the data
we have in our database and correct it if necessary. If you have not 
received the email by September 19, 2001 something has gone wrong
and you are advised to follow the procedure described in the First 
Announcement as follows.

Sincerely Yours 

Zhi-ming Ma

Chairman of the
ICM2002 Organizing Committee

First Announcement

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the next
International Congress of Mathematicians will take place in Beijing, 
China, from Tuesday, August 20, through Wednesday, August 28, 2002.

It will be held under the auspices of the International Mathematical 
Union (IMU) and sponsored by many other institutions.
Scientific Program

Responsibility for the scientific program lies with the Program Committee 
appointed by IMU. There will be about 20 one-hour Plenary Lectures
covering recent developments in the major areas of mathematics and 169
forty-five-minute Invited Lectures in 19 sections. In addition, there will
be two groups of panel discussions in Section 18. The sections are as

 1. Logic
 2. Algebra
 3. Number Theory 
 4. Differential Geometry
 5. Topology 
 6. Algebraic and Complex Geometry 
 7. Lie Groups and Representation Theory 
 8. Real and Complex Analysis
 9. Operator Algebras and Functional Analysis
10. Probability and Statistics
11. Partial Differential Equations 
12. Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
13. Mathematical Physics
14. Combinatorics
15. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science
16. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
17. Applications of Mathematics in the Sciences 
18. Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics
19. History of Mathematics

Every registered participant (traditionally called Ordinary Member) of the 
Congress will have the opportunity to give a short presentation, either 
during a poster session or in the form of a fifteen-minute lecture. A
formal call for such presentations will be issued in the Second 
Announcement. Informal mathematical seminars may be organized 
at the initiative of groups of participants.  English, French, German, 
and Russian are the official languages of the Congress.

All Plenary and Invited Lectures will be published in the Proceedings of 
ICM2002; after the Congress, a complimentary copy of these Proceedings
will be sent to each registered participant. Abstracts of all lectures 
and of all short presentations will be distributed free of charge to 
registered participant at Congress check-in.

The Fields Medals and the Nevanlinna Prize will be awarded during the 
Opening Ceremony on the first day of the Congress. This will take place in
the Great Hall of the People. All other scientific events will be held at 
Beijing International Convention Center (BICC).  No scientific activities 
are scheduled for Sunday, August 25.

In an effort to reach out to a wider audience, the ICM2002 organizers have 
initiated several cultural activities related to mathematics that are 
attractive to the general public. 


Social Events

During the Congress, a number of guided tours of Beijing, visits to 
museums, and walking tours will be offered.  On Sunday, August 25, 
excursions to several places of cultural interest will be arranged. For
that evening, a Beijing opera will be available at the Chang'an Theater. 
Registered participants and the accompanying persons may purchase
tickets in advance for these events as well as for many day trips and 
pre- or post-congress tours to places of interest.


Up-to-date information about all aspects of ICM2002 is available on the 
following website:


This includes information about registration, abstract submission, etc.  
Correspondence should be directed to


It will be forwarded to an appropriate member of the Organizing Committee. 
If electronic communication is not available you may also write to

            c/o Prof. Dr. Y. X. Yuan  
            Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences
            Chinese Academy of Sciences
            1A South 4th Street
            Zhong Guan Cun
            Beijing 100080, China
            FAX:+86-10-6261 8223 

Registration and Accommodation

China International Conference Center for Science and Technology (CICCST), 
a professional congress organizer, has been appointed by the Organizing 
Committee to handle all non-scientific matters for individual 
participants:  registration to the Congress and the social events, hotel 
reservation, tourist program, collection of registration fees, etc.  The
formal registration procedure for the Congress will be described in the
Second Announcement 

Participants will be accommodated in a variety of hotels in Beijing;
necessary reservations are being made by CICCST. In addition, 
CICCST will make student residences available. Detailed information 
will be provided on the Congress website in November 2001 as well 
as in the Second Announcement.

Forms for registration and accommodation will be available on the 
ICM2002 server in January 2002.

Second Announcement

The Second Announcement of ICM2002 will describe the activities of the 
Congress in more detail and give instructions on how to complete the
registration process and obtain accommodation. It will provide more, 
although not complete, information on the scientific program, contain a
call for contributed short presentations, and give instructions regarding
the submission of abstracts.

The Second Announcement will also include advice on how to proceed upon 
arrival at airports and train stations, and information on the day trips 
and tours organized by CICCST.

Satellite conferences of a more specialized nature are scheduled
immediately before or after ICM2002. The Second Announcement will
also contain a list of these conferences.

If you did not pre-register before and wish to receive the Second 
Announcement, fill out the form below or on the ICM2002 server 

Alternatively, send an e-mail to icm2002@beijing.icm2002.org.cn
with 'Second Announcement' in the `SUBJECT' line and with the
following data: family name, first name, middle name, institution, 
street address, postal code, city, country and email.  If this is not 
possible for you, please fill out the form below and mail it to the
ICM2002 Secretary Prof. Yuan (see address above).

The Second Announcement will be mailed from Beijing at the beginning
of 2002.


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