Bad day for Canadian Mathematics
The Canadian bid to host the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014 in Montreal has failed.
The Korean bid was selected by the Executive of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), but then we understand that the prime minister of Korea himself came to the site visit of the IMU, and personally pledged his government’s support and commitment to Mathematics and to the ICM2014 in Korea (and tons of cash). The news were front page in Korea yesterday. Check also this.