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Welcome to the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018)

From August 1st to 9th, 2018, Rio de Janeiro will host the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in its largest and most traditional convention center: Riocentro, in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

During these nine days, some of the world’s best researchers in Mathematics and related areas will come together to share knowledge and take part in various activities, from prizes and technical talks to outreach events. Participants will also be able to enjoy Barra da Tijuca, with its lush landscape of beaches, mountains and lagoons, and its manifold leisure options.

Since 1897, the International Congress of Mathematicians has helped shape the history of mathematics in the 20th and 21st centuries. As the first edition of the ICM in Latin America, as well as in the Southern Hemisphere, the ICM in Rio de Janeiro will give us an opportunity to reflect on the great progress of the region in terms of research and public awareness of mathematics.

It is a pleasure to invite you to attend ICM 2018, in Rio de Janeiro. This site has the information you need for planning your trip to ICM and enjoying your stay in Brazil, a country with many memorable attractions and far beyond what the conference has to offer.

See you in Rio!

Marcelo Viana
Chairman of the ICM 2018 Organizing Committee

About ICM

The most important Mathematics event will be held in Brazil.


The late nineteenth century was a remarkable period in the history of the sciences. Mathematics, in particular, saw the emergence of a series of discoveries ranging from the logical foundations of the discipline to traditional areas, such as algebra and geometry.
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Previous Congresses

Learn when and where the previous ICM events occurred.
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The International Congress of Mathematicians is also the stage for bestowing the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
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About Rio de Janeiro

Conference venue Riocentro is 32 km away from Galeão–Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) and 35km away from the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) There are more than 300 weekly direct flights between Rio and foreign cities. Rio is a must on the itinerary of all who visit Brazil.
There are options in all price ranges in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, which will host the ICM. Our conference center Riocentro is less than 18km away from some 10,000 hotel rooms.
Subway, buses and BRT are the main means of public transportation in the city. Conference venue Riocentro may be reached by the last two means. Rio’s yellow cabs are a cost-effective option for groups of people. The city also boasts a bike share system.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian cuisine is well represented with several regional specialty restaurants. Barra da Tijuca is one of Rio's largest culinary centers, with a wide selection of bars and restaurants offering the best of local and international cuisine.
Beyond the exuberant natural surroundings, you'll have the opportunity to visit museums, cultural centers and historical buildings, as well as enjoying the performing arts and shopping. Major musical and theatrical productions are always running, as well as the latest movies. By day or by night, Rio de Janeiro offers a wide variety of shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. Rio's largest and most modern entertainment and leisure centers are located in Barra da Tijuca.
The Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center located in Barra da Tijuca is the largest convention center in Latin America and has hosted many major international events including The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the 17th World Petroleum Congress of 2002, and Rio+20. Learn more >

Educational initiatives

The Brazilian mathematics community takes great pride in its educational and outreach initiatives.


A master's program started in 2011 at the national level for mathematics teachers in public schools.
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In 1979 in Brazil, the Brazilian Mathematical Society (SBM) organized the first Brazilian Mathematical Olympiad (OBM).
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Brazilian Mathematical Olympiad of Public
Schools (OBMEP) is organized by Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA).
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Matemática Multimídia

The main portal of the M³ Matemática Multimídia collection, which comprises multimedia educational resources in digital formats developed by Unicamp.
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