All the fuzz at the moment is about the Fields medallists, but there is one other news fact that interested me. Ingrid Daubechies, a Belgian mathematician slash physicist was elected president of the International Mathematical Union for the years 2011 through 2014. I hadn't read anything about this until this morning my eye fell on a small article in de Standaard. It's always nice to see your tiny country in the news in a positive (albeit minor) way.