Plenary lectures are invited one-hour lectures to be held without other parallel activities. The lectures should be broad surveys of recent major developments, aimed at the entire mathematical community. The ICM Program Committee has finished selecting plenary speakers and sectional invited speakers. All the invitations have been sent out by the Organizing Committee, and the following is the list of confirmed plenary speakers as of Aug 31, 2013.
All Plenary and Invited Lectures will be published in the Proceedings after the Congress, and Abstracts of all lectures and of all short presentations will be distributed free of charge to registered participant at Congress check-in.
Schedule of Plenary Lectures
Plenary Lecture 1
Ian Agol, University of California, Berkeley, USA Virtual properties of 3-manifolds
Plenary Lecture 2
Jun-Muk Hwang, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea Mori geometry meets Cartan geometry: Varieties of minimal rational tangents
Plenary Lecture 3
Emmanuel Candes, Stanford University, USA Mathematics of sparsity (and a few other things)
Plenary Lecture 4
James Arthur, University of Toronto, Canada L-functions and automorphic representations
Plenary Lecture 5
Demetrios Christodoulou, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland Hyperbolic P.D.E. and Lorentzian Geometry
Plenary Lecture 6
János Kollár, Princeton University, USA The structure of algebraic varieties