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The New York Times
12 September 2023

In Ukraine, Mathematics Offers Strength in Numbers

In her article published in The New York Times on September 12, 2023, Siobhan Roberts looks into the story of creation of ICMU and interviews lecturers and participants of Numbers in the Universe school and conference. She also talks to Ukrainian high school students who took part in Yulia's Dream programme run by MIT.

“Making this investment is of course meaningful from a strictly scientific point of view, but also in terms of how Ukraine can redevelop after the end of the war in a way which is meaningful economically. Highly trained mathematical people are going to be a key factor.”

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the chair of the Supervisory board of ICMU, interviewed by Siobhan Roberts