Prof Koenigsmann

Mathematical "hall of fame moment" in Rio de Janeiro

Congratulations to Professor Jochen Koenigsmann, Tutor for Mathematics at LMH, who has been selected as Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro.

The ICM is the largest and most prominent conference for mathematicians worldwide. Like the Olympics, it meets every four years in a different country. During its opening ceremony, several prestigious prizes will be awarded, such as the Fields Medal. Known as the Nobel Prize equivalent for Mathematics for those under 40, Oxford University has had three recipients.

In the mathematical fraternity being invited to talk at the ICM is called the "equivalent of an induction to a hall of fame". Professor Koenigsmann will speak on Decidability in Local and Global Fields in August.