Also at the recommendation of the IMU Program Committee, more than 160 mathematicians have been invited to give 45-minute lectures in specified sections. These lectures are intended to be surveys of significant topics in the respective area of research. The speakers have been asked to make their lectures comprehensible for the general mathematical community, and they agreed to do so.

These Invited Lectures will take place in the afternoons of August 19-22 and 24-26, beginning at 14:00. The Invited Lectures will be given in several large lecture rooms at the TU Berlin. Usually there will be about six or seven lectures simultaneously. The list of sections is as follows, where the number in parentheses indicates the expected number of presentations in that section.

- Logic (5)
- Algebra (8)
- Number Theory and Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry (9)
- Algebraic Geometry(7)
- Differential Geometry and Global Analysis (13)
- Topology (8)
- Lie Groups and Lie Algebras (10)
- Analysis (13)
- Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (10)
- Partial Differential Equations (10)
- Mathematical Physics (12)
- Probability and Statistics (13)
- Combinatorics (8)
- Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science (6)
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (6)
- Applications (12)
- Control Theory and Optimization (7)
- Teaching and Popularization of Mathematics (6)
- History of Mathematics (3)

IMU and the Program Committee wish to thank the following organizations for participating in the selection process of section presentations:

- The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability for Section 12,
- the Committee for International Conferences on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CICIAM) for Section 16,
- the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) for Section 17,
- the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) for Section 18,
- the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM) for Section 19.

The schedule was announced in Circular Letter 23 and is available in form of ps-files:

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