Letter from the ICIAM President Ya-xiang Yuan

Dear All
    New variants of the COVID-19 virus pose a threat to our return to normal life. Some of ICIAM's activities are affected. ICIAM's Summer Officers' meeting was held online on June 1st, 2021. It was decided that the 2021 ICIAM Board meeting (which was originally scheduled to be held in Tokyo) will be held online on October 30, 2021. 

    The call for nominations for the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture has been announced, and the deadline for nominations of the OTT Lecturer is December 30th, 2021. See the announcement elsewhere in this issue of ICIAM Dianoia.

    I would like to remind all of you that the deadline for nominations of ICIAM 2023 prizes is September 1st, 2021, and the deadline for nominations of ICIAM's next president is August 15th, 2021. These calls for nominations are also announced in this issue.

    Finally, together with several other international scientific unions, ICIAM (as one of the Founding Unions) joined the iniative to organize an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) in 2022 under the aegis of UNESCO and with the collaboration of UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP).


Ya-xiang Yuan

Ya-xiang Yuan is the current President of ICIAM (2019-2023). He is a professor at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on optimization.