History

The Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics is a major interdisciplinary mathematical meeting which convenes regularly at major academics institutions in the Pacific Rim region. It was conceived in the mid-1990s by a group of mathematicians from over ten major universities on the west coast of the United States, in China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Korea and Australia. A main impetus for the PRCM was a recognition that the great economic vibrancy of the Pacific Rim region has been accompanied by rising importance of the region in scientific research — a trend that has only magnified in the last twenty years.

The PRCM’s first meeting was held in 1998 at the City University of Hong Kong. Since then, it has been held every three or four years: at Academia Sinica in Taiwan; at Fudan University in Shanghai; returning for its fourth meeting in 2007 to the City University of Hong Kong; at Stanford University, in California; at the Sapporo Convention Center in Japan; and more recently, in 2017, at Seoul National University in Korea. The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics will be held at the University of California at Berkeley from Monday 3th August to Friday 7th August 2020.