Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada

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BudgetR$222 million[2]
DirectorMarcelo Viana
Academic staff
130 faculty members and researchers (2018–2019)[3]
Students190 graduate students (2018–2019)
CampusUrban (English)

The Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA; English: National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics) is widely considered to be the foremost research and educational institution of Brazil in mathematics. It is in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was formerly known simply as Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, hence its official abbreviation IMPA.

People from IMPA[change | change source]

Artur Avila, a 2014 Fields Medalist, is a researcher at IMPA and received his Ph.D there.[4] Among its researchers also are/were Jacob Palis, Elon Lages Lima, Maurício Peixoto, Manfredo do Carmo, Marcelo Viana, Welington de Melo, Enrique Pujals, Harold Rosenberg, Marcos Dajczer, Carlos Gustavo Moreira, Fernando Codá Marques, César Camacho, Arnaldo Garcia, Alfredo Noel Iusem, Karl-Otto Stöhr, Robert Morris, and Carolina Araujo.[5]

Director Period
1 Lélio Gama 1952–1966
2 Lindolpho de Carvalho Dias 1966–1969
3 Elon Lages Lima 1969–1971
4 Lindolpho de Carvalho Dias 1971–1978
5 Elon Lages Lima 1978–1979
6 Lindolpho de Carvalho Dias 1979–1989
7 Elon Lages Lima 1989–1993
8 Jacob Palis 1993–2003
9 César Camacho 2003–2015
10 Marcelo Viana 2015-

References[change | change source]

  1. Francisco de Oliveira Castro. A Matemática no Brasil, Editora da Unicamp, p. 74.
  2. "Impa Balanço Anual". IMPA. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. "People". O Globo.
  4. Romero, Simon (Aug 27, 2014). "From a Compound in the Brazilian Hills, Excellence in Math Emerges". The New York Times.
  5. "Pesquisadores". Retrieved 11 December 2018.