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Workshop October 1519, 2018
at the CRM
Quantum Information and Quantum Statistical Mechanics
In Quantum Information Theory (QIT) one studies quantum systems consisting of a finite (potentially large) number of elementary systems with a finitedimensional state space. The most common case is that of systems of qubits, each of which has a twodimensional state space. Read more 

Ariel Zhitnitsky (UBC) — 2018 CAPCRM Prize winner
Ariel Zhitnitsky's lecture will be held on October 19, 2018 at the Pav. AndréAisenstadt, room 6214.
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) are pleased to announce that the 2018 CAPCRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to Ariel Zhitnitsky, University of British Columbia, for his groundbreaking contributions to theoretical high energy physics, in particular for his development of the "invisible axion" model, and for his work on the vacuum structure of nonAbelian gauge theories.  Read more 

Ben Rossman  AndréAisenstadt Prize 2018
Professor Ben Rossman of the University of Toronto is the winner of the 2018 AndréAisenstadt Prize. Lecture will be held on November 2, 2018.  Read more


Workshop from October 29 to November 2, 2018 at the CRM
Statistical mechanics starts as a theory of fluctuations. Its foundations are found in the theory of large deviations. Read more


Workshop on November 7, 2018 at the CRM
Methods and statistical reasoning play an important role in the advancement of knowledge.  Read more


The 20192020 Postdoctoral Awards Competition begins in September 2018 and ends on December 7, 2018.  Read more


Professor Louise Poirier
joins the CRM management team
In his last budget, the Government of Quebec mandated the CRM to develop in collaboration with CIRANO an initiative to increase numeracy. A budget of one million dollars has been provided in 20182019 to that end.
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Luc Vinet, director of the CRM Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada
At the helm of the CRM since 2013, and rector of the UdeM from 2005 to 2010, Luc Vinet is welcomed as Fellow at The Royale Society of Canada through his contribution and impact on mathematical physics.  The Royal Society of Canada  UdeMnouvelles 

Yoshua Bengio honored
by the Ministère des relations internationales et de la Francophonie
Professor Bengio was honored for his contribution to the area of artificial intelligence.  Read more


Gilles Brassard, personnalité de la semaine for La Presse
Gilles Brassard, member of the CRM and professor at the Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle at the Université de Montréal, was named "personnalité de la semaine" by Presse this week.  Read more 

CRM Aisenstadt chairs, Nirenberg lecturer receive Fields Medals, Chern Prize at ICM
The recipients of the top honours in the mathematical sciences, announced on August 1, 2018 at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro, include three former holders of
distinguished visiting positions at the CRM. Receiving the Fields Medal were Akshay Venkatesh (CRM André Aisenstadt Chair, 2010) and Alessio Figalli (CRM Nirenberg Lecturer, 2014), while Masaki
Kashiwara (CRM André Aisenstadt Chair, 2010) was awarded the Chern Prize. The CRM heartily congratulates these and all other medalists and prizewinners from ICM 2018, including Caucher Birkar and
Peter Scholze (Fields medalists), David Donoho (recipient of the Gauss prize), and Constantinos Daskalakis (recipient of the Nevanlinna prize). Videos of lectures delivered by Figalli and Kashiwara
during their residencies at the CRM may be found in the CRM video library.


Pavel Winternitz, 2018 Wigner medal winner
Professor Winternitz has been a CRM member for many decades. He was instrumental in making the CRM into an internationallyrenowned institution. He is also a member of the CRM Physics mathematics laboratory. He is professor at the mathematics and statistics department of the Université de Montréal.
During his career, he obtained many honors and prizes among them the CAPCRM Prize (2002). He has published books and book chapters as well as a great number of scientific papers.
The 2018 Wigner Medal has been awarded to him for his fundamental contribution to the determination and application of symmetries in the resolution of differential and difference equations and (super) integrable systems.
The medal will be awarded during the 32nd International Colloquium on Group Theoretical methods in Physics (Group 32), July 9  13, 2018 in Prague. Professor Winternitz will be a plenary speaker during this event.  Read more 

Robert P. Langlands  Abel Prize 2018
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA "for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory." He has been awarded the Abel Prize for his work dating back to January 1967. He was then a 30yearold. Mr. Langlands was a member of the CRM until 2005 and was the Aisenstadt Chair in 1987.  Read more 

Iovita and Radziwill from CICMA at ICM
Two members of the Laboratoire CICMA have been invited to present their work in the number theory section of the International Congress of Mathematicians, which will be held in Rio in 2018: Adrian Iovita (Concordia) and Maksym Radziwill (McGill). Congratulations to Adrian and Maksym on this recognition of their superb research achievements of the past years, which brings credit to the CRM and to the laboratoire CICMA. Several former CICMA postdocs also figure among the roster of invited speakers, notably Fabrizio Andreatta, Kaisa Matomaki, and James Maynard. 
The ICM


THE CRM RECEIVES A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE SIMONS FOUNDATION
The Simons Foundation has awarded the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), a grant of $976,320 (USD) for 5 years to develop a Simons CRM Scholar program.  Read more 

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