Committee for Women in in Mathematics (WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, is organized every four years since 2018 by IMU’s CWM as a satellite event of ICM.

OAL Celebration

Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004) occupies a very special place in the history of mathematics and mathematical physics worldwide. Her theorems shaped the modern theory of Partial Differential Equations of mathematical physics. Through her lectures, seminars, and students, she inspired extraordinary advances in many other branches of mathematical physics, including Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics.

The year 2022 marks the 100th birthday of Olga Alexandrovna. To celebrate this event and honor her,  a joint session, the OAL Celebration,  is organized by (WM)² 2022, the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics  and the Probability and Mathematical Physics ICM satellite event, on July  2 2022 from 10 am to 12:30 pm CEST=UTC+2  in Helsinki. It takes place  in the Porthania building of the University of Helsinki and is also broadcasted for (WM)² attendees. Here is the link to follow (WM)^2 on line.

The Ladyzhenskaya  Prize in Mathematical Physics (OAL Prize) will be awarded, in its inaugural edition, during the OAL Celebration. The winner receives a cash award of 10 000 euros. There is no restriction of age or gender associated with the prize; in particular, it can be awarded to men as well as to women. If the main work is joint among several people, the committee may consider a shared prize. The funding is provided by the Simons Foundation. The nominations had to be submitted to the Chair of the 2022 Ladyzhenskaya Committee Professor Giovanni Felder from ETH Zurich before December 1, 2021. See more information here.

The first part of the OAL celebration program is the World Premiere of the film Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya by Ekaterina Eremenko, see the trailer here.  The second part is the Awarding the OAL Prize :  Presentation of the Prize by Ingrid Daubechies,  Announcement of the Prize Winner, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Laudatio by Artur Avila  and Prize Winner Lecture.

If you are interested in attending in person the OAL celebration please contact us and send us an email here.

Below, Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya pictured by Constanza Rojas-Molina.


OAL Prize