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Date : 2014-09-29
- Professor Park Hyung-ju, chairman of the organizing committee and Professor Efim Zelmanov
The 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM, was held in Korea this August. ICM has been meeting every 4 years since 1897 to recognize the latest achievements in mathematics with awards, prizes, discussions and lectures. ICM 2014 also made history when Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal.
Professors Park Hyung-ju and Efim Zelmanov first met during Korea's bid to host ICM 2014, when Park was chairman of the bidding committee, and Zelmanov was serving as an advisor.
Efim Zelmanov received the Fields Medal for his solution to the restricted Burnside problem in 1994, at the age of 39. He has been a Distinguished Professor at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study since it was founded. He maintains an active interest in Korean mathematics.
Park Hyung-ju is the chairman of the 2014 ICM organizing committee, director of CAMP, the Center for Applications of Mathematical Principles at the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and a professor at POSTECH. As such, he's leading the effort to increase mathematics' popular appeal.
Mathematics is one of the oldest disciplines in human history, and we are surrounded by its wonders.
Applied to everything from the economy to technology, math makes the world go round. Find out how, with Professors Park and Zelmanov on this week's [Heart to Heart].
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