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, 2018.

Speaking at ICM is of great importance and prestige in mathematics community and the plenary and invited speakers of ICM are commonly regarded as the current and/or future leaders of the active areas of mathematics. Typically, in each main area of mathematics (such as algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, etc.) one plenary 1-hour lecture (targeting the general audience in mathematics community) and about 10 invited 45-minutes lectures (covering more specialized topics) are delivered by distinguished speakers and the most significant recent developments of these areas are reflected. Given the limited number of talks and the competition of different mathematical societies and groups for having a voice at ICM, the honor of giving one of the plenary or invited lectures at ICM is widely considered one of the most significant achievements in the mathematical life of any distinguished mathematician.

The list of plenary and invited speakers at ICM from the beginning of this event in 1897 is available at the webpage of International Mathematical Union (IMU) via the following link:

Following #Cumrun_Vafa (distiguished Iranian physicist and professor at #Harvard_university, plenary speaker of ICM), #Freydoon_Shahidi (distinguished professor of Perdue university, invited speaker of ICM) and #Maryam_Mirzakhani (first woman to win the Fields medal, professor at Stanford university, invited and plenary speaker of ICM), Professor Nassiri would be the fourth Iranian to deliver a plenary or invited lecture at ICM. He is the first mathematician based in Iran to achieve this honor.

The research of professor Nassiri is focused on dynamical systems, ergodic theory and their interactions with topology, geometry and mechanics. His lecture at ICM, which will be delivered jointly with Andres Koropecki from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, will be around some of the important developments in the study of the dynamical systems on 2-dimensional surfaces using the methods and ideas from topology.


No Joke U.N Elects Saudi Arabia Women’s Rights Commission

The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “It’s absurd.”

“Every Saudi woman,” said Neuer, “must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia also bans women from driving cars.”

“I wish I could find the words to express how I feel right know. I’m ‘saudi’ and this feels like betrayal,” tweeted a self-described Saudi woman pursuing a doctorate in international human rights law in Australia.

SG with H.E. Mr. Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Complete article: here 

a bitter comedy, a thoughtful comedy

a bitter comedy, a thoughtful comedy

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changes happen all the time

The most beautiful scene I have seen during these 2-3 years is that scene of the series big bang in which Sheldon Cooper has decided leave, and his idea is to go away and think because he thinks things recently changes too fast. As you know he had been packed his emergency bag and have it ready to use under his bed, but at this scene we see that Leonard ask him why he is out of everything and he answered my plan is to buy everything I need in everywhere I needed! Even toothbrush. Very amazing scene. Each of us has got an inner Sheldon Cooper, who does not like changes, actually hates changes. Someday it is the right time to leave the comfort zone and accept this face that everything is always changing.


“Big Bang Theory Theme”
Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery,
That all started with the big bang (bang)!

“Since the dawn of man” is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and Pangaea
See ya wouldn’t wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big bang!

It’s expanding ever outward but one day
It will pause and start to go the other way.
Collapsing ever inward, we won’t be here, it won’t be heard
Our best and brightest figure that it’ll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating how we’re here, they’re catching deer (we’re catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy (Descartes or Deuteronomy)
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big… bang!