International Congress on Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 1972

In 1972, the Steklov Institute organized and hosted the first ICMP in Moscow, using for the first time the logo.

The original logo in 1972, courtesy of V. Zagrebnov.
The actual title used was the "International Congress on Theoretical and Mathematical Physics." In those times of great tension between East and West it was a unique opportunity for members of our community, who only knew of scientists in the other part of the world through publications, to meet in person and work together. It was not at all clear that the meeting would be repeated and become a regular event, but the idea took root, and in just a few years the IAMP was formally incorporated and began sponsoring regular International Congresses.

A conference proceeding was published in 1975:

Picture credit: V. Zagrebnov.

A Picture Gallery from 1972

We are very fortunate that many were pictures taken at the time by Vitalii Gribov, and we are grateful both to him and to Andrei Pogrebkov for scanning them and sharing them with the IAMP. To view a picture at full size, click on the thumbnail. If you can add to or correct the identification of the people appearing in this gallery, please write to the editor at iampbulletin (at)