[This article originally appeared in the Asia Pacific Mathematics Newsletter (January 2011, Issue No 1), World Scientific. We are republishing it here with special permission from World Scientific.]   Overview A global festival of mathematics, International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be held in August 13–21, 2014 in...

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