IPM: A Great Success and Achievement

Professor Meysam Nassiri from School of Mathematics of IPM will deliver one of the invited lectures of the upcoming #International_Congress_of_Mathematicians(ICM). Starting from 1897, ICM has been organized every 4 years (with few exceptions) and is the most important gathering of mathematicians from around the world. Some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics (including Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Gauss Prize and Chern Medal) are awarded in ICM. Next ICM will be organized at IMPA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 1 to August 9,…

This German Retiree Solved One of World’s Most Complex Maths Problems – and No One Noticed

It’s a problem that the world’s most experienced mathematicians have spent decades trying to solve, and the solution had eluded them at every turn – the infamous Gaussian correlation inequality (GCI). Then, out of nowhere, a retired German statistician figured out the proof while hunched over the sink, cleaning his teeth. But rather than being celebrated by the wider mathematical community, the proof went largely ignored. Because how could such an unlikely figure have outsmarted them all? “I know of people who worked on it…

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