First European Congress of Mathematics (ECM1)
July 6-10, 1992
The first European Congress of Mathematics was held in the Sorbonne
(Paris), July 6-10, 1992. It was organised by the Société Mathématique de
France (SMF) and the Société Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles
(SMAI) under the auspices of the European Mathematical Society.
There were about 1300 participants coming from 58 countries.
The founder of ECM1 is Max Karoubi (France). He was also the President of the Prize Committee.
Scientific Committee :
The scientific committee has selected 10 plenary lectures and 40 parallel
- Sir M. Atiyah (Cambridge, UK)
- J. M. Ball (Edinburgh, UK)
- M. Castellet (Barcelona, Spain)
- C. Cercignani (Milano, Italy)
- Z. Ciesielski (Sopot, Poland)
- A. Connes (Paris, France)
- I. Daubechies (Murray Hill, USA)
- H. Föllmer (Bonn, Germany), chair
- F. Hirzebruch (Bonn, Germany)
- L. Hormander (Lund, Sweden)
- F. Kirwan (Oxford, UK)
- H. Lenstra (Amsterdam, Nederlands)
- L. Lovasz (Budapest, Hungary)
- Y. Manin (Moscow, Russia)
- J. Moser (Zurich, Switzerland)
- C. Procesi (Roma, Italy)
- J. Tits (Paris, France)
- Vladimir I. Arnold (Moscow, Russia) "Vasiliev's theory of discriminants
- Laszlo Babai (Budapest, Hungary) "Transparent proofs"
- Corrado de Concini (Pisa, Italy) "Representations of quantum groups at
roots of 1"
- Simon Donaldson (Oxford, UK) "Gauge theory and four-manifold topology"
- Bjorn Engquist (Stockholm, Sweden) "Numerical approximations of hyperbolic
- Pierre-Louis LIONS (Paris, France) "On some recent methods in nonlinear
partial differential equations"
- Werner MUELLER (Bonn, Germany) "Geometry and spectral theory"
- David MUMFORD (Cambridge, USA) "Computer vision from a mathematical
- Alain-Sol SZNITMAN (Zurich, Switzerland) "Brownian motion and obstacles"
- Michele VERGNE (Paris, France) "Cohomologie equivariante et formules de
Round Tables of ECM1
- MATHEMATICS AND SOCIETY
Mathematics and the public at large
Collaboration with developping countries
Women and mathematics
- MATHEMATICS AND EUROPE
A mathematical Europe, myth or historical reality?
Role of mathematics in educational policies
Harmonization of diplomas and student exchange programmes
Let's cultivate mathematics
Mathematical libraries in Europe
- MATHEMATICS AND OTHER SCIENCES
Philosophy of mathematics: why and how?
Mathematics in the human sciences
Mathematics and industry
Mathematics and economics
Mathematics and computer science
Mathematics and chemistry
Mathematics biology and medecine
- Richard Borcherds (UK)
- Jens Franke (Germany)
- Alexander Goncharov (Russia)
- Maxim Kontsevitch (Russia)
- Francois labourie (France)
- Tomasz Luczak (Poland)
- Stefan Mueller
- Vladimir Sverak (Czechoslovakia)
- Gabor Tardos (Hungary)
- Claire Voisin (France)