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All CRM activities will be conducted remotely until January 30, 2022 at the earliest.


MfPH Workshop on Endemic COVID-19: Mathematical Insights

January 26 - 27, 2022, Institut Fields
Location: Online

Register here.

Themes

    - Contributions of Mathematical Modeling to the Control of COVID-19 Pandemic
    - Modeling COVID-19 Vaccination and Immunity
    - Incorporating Human Behaviours in Epidemic Modeling
    - Incorporating Pharmaceutical Interventions in Modeling

 Retrouvez toutes les informations ici.


In memoriam - Jiří Patera (1936-2022)

Jiří Patera passed away on January 3, 2022 in Montreal. Professor Patera had a long and fruitful career first as a researcher at the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), and then as a professor in the Département de mathématiques et de statitique at the Université de Montréal.




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Luc Vinet appointed to the Order of Canada

The CRM congratulates Luc Vinet on his appointment by the Governor General of Canada as a Member of the Order of Canada on December 29.
This honour is awarded for his decisive role in the evolution of mathematical physics and for his leadership as an academic administrator.



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The 2018-2020 Annual Report is now available


Call for mobility Quebec - France

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) receives support from the FRQNT within the framework of the agreement establishing the CRM as an IRL of the CNRS. This support allows the CRM to offer its scientific members and students the possibility of short or medium-term stays in France. Three possibilities are offered:

Research internships for students up to 6 months in France (see details in the attached document STAGES-QC-FRA-2022).

Research stays of up to 6 months in a French laboratory for CRM members (see details in the attached document SEJOURS-QC-FRA-2022).

Short stays to participate in scientific events in France for CRM members, postdoctoral fellows and students (see details in the attached document PARTICIPATION-QC-FRA-2022).


Bernard Goulard (1933-2021)

It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Bernard Goulard, on December 10, in Montreal. A member of the Department of Physics of Université de Montréal from 1973 to 2003, he joined the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) in 1995 where he created the numerical physics laboratory (PHYSNUM) with a focus on medical imaging research. Professor Goulard was a singular figure at the CRM who inspired the evolution of the Centre through his initiatives and his intuitions as a researcher in the classical sense of the term. He felt that the CRM was the place to be to promote the circulation of mathematical ideas and the mutual enrichment of scientific disciplines.


CRM-ISM-AMQ Prize awarded to Francesco Amoroso and Sinnou David

It is our pleasure to announce that the first CRM-ISM-AMQ prize for an outstanding publication in the Annales Mathématiques du Québec (AMQ) shall be awared to Francesco Amoroso and Sinnou David for their paper "Covolumes, unités, régulateur : conjectures de D. Bertrand et F. Rodriguez-Villegas". Francesco Amoroso is professor at the University of Caen and Sinnou David is professor at the University of Paris VI.


Topology and supervision - A day in memory of Norbert Schlomiuk
- postponed to spring 2022

This Day in memory of Norbert Schlomiuk will celebrate his scientific activities, starting with his article in the 60's in « Transactions of the AMS » in algebraic topology to his formidable involment as mentor of so many young mathematicians and scientists.

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2022 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize is awarded to Bálint Virág

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize is awarded to Bálint Virág, of the University of Toronto. The price is awarded for his exceptional contributions to mathematical research, in the area of probability.

Virág earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000, after which he was a Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before going to the University of Toronto in 2003 as a Canada Research Chair. He has been awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in Probability, the Coxeter-James Prize in 2010 and the John L. Synge Award from the Royal Society of Canada in 2014. Virág was a speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014. Virág's research spans a wide range of areas of probability, including random matrix theory, Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality, and random sorting networks. Virág has an outstanding record of training students and postdoctoral fellows. Many of them have been gone on to become leaders in probability in their own right.

The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences. It is awarded jointly by the three largest Canadian mathematics institutes: the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) in Montreal, the Fields Institute in Toronto, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) in Vancouver. 


2021 CAP-CRM Prize is awarded to Robert Raussendorf

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) are pleased to announce that the 2021 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to Robert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia, to recognize his eminent contributions to the theory of quantum computing, including groundbreaking work on measurement-based or "one way" quantum computing, fault-tolerant quantum computing, and computationally universal quantum phases of matter.

Prof. Raussendorf has made multiple fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum computation. He proposed a new technique, the "one-way" or measurement-based quantum computer, which is considered one of the few viable paths for physical quantum computers. He developed a scheme for fault-tolerant quantum computing, and identified a computationally universal phase of quantum matter.

The objective of this award is to recognize research excellence in the fields of theoretical and mathematical physics. The annual CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics was first introduced in 1995, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the CAP.


2021 Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) Pilot Award awarded to Guillaume Lajoie

Congratulations to CRM member Guillaume Lajoie who was awarded the Simons Foundation 2021 Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) Pilot Award. Professor Lajoie is a member of CRM lab MILA and an Assistant Professor at Université de Montréal. The prize was awarded to Professor Lajoie jointly with Professor Amy Orsborn of the University of Washington for their project Using brain-machine interfaces to identify and manipulate computational principles of learning, which aims to uncover computational principles of learning motor behaviors.


2021 Abel-Gauthier Prize, personality of the year by the "Association mathématique du Québec"

Congratulations to Louise Poirier who was awarded the 2021 Abel-Gauthier prize, personality of the year by the Mathematical Association of Quebec.

Louise Poirier's career has brought to our community a colorful, lively, fun and democratic mathematical universe that is firmly rooted in society. The prize was awarded to Professor Poirier for her profound impact on mathematical education in Quebec and for her social engagement.


Congratulations to those selected to present a lecture at the 2022 ICM

The CRM would like to congratulate our current members Dimitris Kokoulopoulos (Professor at Université de Montréal) and Sergey Norin (Professor at McGill University) as well as our former postdoctoral fellows Ye Tian and Samit Dasgupta, for receiving an invitation to present a lecture at the ICM 2022. We also congratulate the following former Aisenstadt Chairs: Manjul Bhargava (2005), Kannan Soundararajan (2006), Scott Sheffield (2016), Svetlana Jitomirskaya (2018), and Alice Guionnet (2019), as well David Loeffler (Simons CRM Professor 2020) and Camillo De Lellis (Nirenberg Lecturer 2017).

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The CRM funds five ISM courses given online for open access

This fall the CRM is awarding grants to five professors who are giving their specialized ISM courses online, live-streamed and recorded, to make the content available to a wider audience, in particular students and potential collaborators.

Henri Darmon, McGill University
Modular Forms and Orthogonal Groups
Course site

Antonio Lei, Université Laval
Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves
zoom
Course site

Melina Mailhot, Concordia University
Risk Measures
Zoom

Javad Mashreghi, Université Laval
Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space of Analytic Functions
Course site

Iosif Polterovich, Université de Montréal
Topics in geometric spectral theory
Course site


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CRM Laboratories

Mathematical Analysis
Both classical and central to modern mathematics, mathematical analysis lies at the core of our understanding of any continuous system. The mathematical analysis laboratory has undertaken in-depth studies of dynamical systems, partial differential equations and spectra of operators.

CAMBAM
The objective of CAMBAM (Center for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine) is the application of mathematics to address biological challenges across all levels of biological organisation ranging from the molecular/genetic through single cell and whole organ physiology to population and ecosystem dynamics.

CICMA
CICMA is an inter-university research center officially established in 1989. Its research activities are concentrated on number theory, arithmetic geometry, computational algebra and sporadic finite groups.

CIRGET
CIRGET is a joint force of researchers at the cutting-edge of international research in differential geometry, topology, geometric group theory and mathematical physics.

GIREF
GIREF gathers researchers and research groups from several academic institutions in order to facilitate research, development, training of specialists and interaction with the industrial circles in the field of modeling an numeric simulation.

LaCIM
Founded in 1982, LaCIM is one of the principal research center in combinatorics, algebraic combinatorics and theoretical computer science on the international scene.

Applied Mathematics
As a result of state-of-the-art computational resources, it has become possible to simulate problems and figure solutions that we only dreamed of a decade ago. This has been a driving force in the creation of this laboratory.

Mathematical Physics
Mathematical physics represents one of the traditional strengths of the CRM since the beginning of the 1970's. Research focus on several of the most active scientific areas in mathematical physics.

Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are dynamic and ever-expanding disciplines. The incorporation of MILA into the CRM will give the CRM a more important role within the so-called “digital strategy” of the Québec government.

PhysNum
The work of PhysNum is focused on cerebral imaging and its method. Started within a collaboration with INSERM (Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière) and the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, this trend took shape during the study of reconstruction signals in magnetoencephalographic problems.

Probability
Probability lab members pursue research in a broad range of areas, spanning theoretical and applied, continuous and discrete probability. A particular focus is on the development and analysis of probabilistic models for real-world phenomena from physics, biology, statistics and computer science.

Quantact
The Actuarial and Financial Mathematics Laboratory is an inter-university group of researchers focused on the mathematics of actuarial science and finance. Its research activities are concentrated on the applications of probabilistic and statistical techniques to analyze random events with financial impact.

Statistics
Statistics is central to many endeavours in society. Whether it be through surveys from sampling, clinical trials to study various biomedical treatments or experimental designs in agriculture or industry, statistical methodology can be found everywhere in science. The statistics laboratory rallies a great number of statisticians from Eastern Canada.