This letter by Maria J. Esteban, President of ICIAM, was written for publication in the issue of Dianoia scheduled to appear just before the ICIAM 2019 Congress. Although the issue did not appear as intended before the Congress, so some activities are now in the past, the letter provides a summary of events at the Council in 2019.
The invited speakers at any ICIAM Congress are one of the highlights of the Congress. For the 2019 ICIAM Congress in Valencia, Spain, the 27 invited speakers were selected by the Scientific Program Committee, chaired by Professor Alfio Quarteroni of the Politecnico di Milano. Brief biographies of all the speakers were published on the Congress website and in the Congress program. We publish this information in ICIAM Dianoia for the information of the ICIAM Community. Speakers are listed here in the alphabetical order of their names.
ICIAM (the Council) holds a Board Meeting every year, generally in May, except for Congress years (year 3 mod 4) when the meeting takes place immediately following the Congress, at a location near the Congress venue. In the other three years of the four-year cycle, the Council seeks a member society to host the meeting. The invitation here was formulated for the 2020 meeting to encourage potential hosts to apply. It clarifyies what is involved in such an effort. The invitation has been reworded for a generic (non-Congress-year) Board meeting.
Giulia Di Nunno is the winner of the ICIAM 2019 Su Buchin Prize. Roberto Natalini interviewed Professor Di Nunno for the ICIAM Dianoia. The interview was conducted by e-mail in the Autumn of 2018.
Florilege de la popularisation des mathematiques is a new, French-language website dedicated to providing an archive about the popularization of mathematics.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2019 to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin, USA