Mathematicians Protest Russia Hosting Major Conference

As Ukrainian researchers have feared for their lives and careers after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, mathematicians have been grappling over what to do about a prominent mathematical conference that was set to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in July. The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is “the largest and most significant conference on pure and … Read more

‘A step to nowhere’: Russian scientist organizes protest of Ukraine war | Science

This morning, hours after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Mikhail Gelfand canceled his regular lecture on comparative genomics and instead had a heart-to-heart conversation with his students over Zoom. “I’m an old man,” says the bioinformatics specialist at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology near Moscow, rattling off a list of wrenching … Read more