Like a non-competitive Olympics of math, the International Congress of Mathematicians is held every four years, in a different city each time. By invitation only, top mathematicians from around the world speak about their work in one of 20 topic areas, with just about 10 speakers in each area. Next July, when the conference is held in St. Petersburg, JHU's Yiannis Sakellaridis will be among those elite few. A professor in the Department of Mathematics, Sakellaridis is the fifth member of the department's current faculty to have been invited to speak at the ICM.
The ocean is a creature unto itself: immense, powerful, romantic, and inspiring, with mysteries left to reveal. In the magazine team’s editorial meetings, oceans-related Hopkins research had come up quite often of late, and it was not long before a tapestry of potential storytelling—from exo-oceans to the state of seafood sales—presented itself. We realized there’s a lot to dive into, and not all of it good news.