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Workshop December 9 - 12, 2018 - MAIN 2018: Artificial intelligence & Neuroscience


Since the work of Helmotz followed by that of Hopfield, neuroscience has been a majorsource of inspiration for artificial intelligence (AI). Indeed, a number of algorithm architectures, notably that of deep learning networks, bare direct resemblance to mechanisms found in the brain. | Read more

Workshop December 11 - 14, 2018 - Mathematical and Computational Methods for Quantum Systems


The goal of the workshop is to gather applied mathematicians, theoretical chemists and physicists, specialists of mathematical and computational methods in relativistic and non-relativistic quantum chemistry and physics, laser physics, cold-matter physics and Bose-Einstein condensates. | Read more

Study weeks - Maths Entreprises - Orsay - January 14 - 18, 2019


The three institutes have decided to allow Canadian Ph.D. students or postdoctoral fellows to participate in the Study Week. The expenses of these students will be reimbursed by the French and Canadian partners. Deadline : December 3, 2018 | En savoir plus



Kaisa Matomäki and Maksym Radziwill awarded the 2019 New Horizon Breakthrough Prize

CRM member Maksym Radziwill has just been awarded the 2019 New Horizon Breakthrough Prize, which he will share with Kaisa Matomäki (University of Turku). This award recognizes Maksym and Kaisa for their "fundamental breakthroughs in the understanding of local correlations of values of multiplicative functions”, achieved while they were both in residence at the CRM during the 2014-15 thematic year in number theory. Kaisa and Maksym will be honored in a televised ceremony that has come to be known as the “Oscars of Science”, on November 4, 2018 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Actor, Producer and Philanthropist Pierce Brosnan will host the evening. The director of the CRM, Luc Vinet and the management of the CRM, congratulate the laureates for the outstanding scientific contributions which are being highlighted by this remarkable accolade. | Read more | Breakthrough Prize

CRM-ISM Fellowships

The 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Awards Competition begins in September 2018 and ends on December 7, 2018. | Read more

Louise PoirierProfessor 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 2018-2019 to that end. | Read more

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

Pavel WinternitzProfessor Winternitz has been a CRM member for many decades. He was instrumental in making the CRM into an internationally-renowned 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 CAP-CRM 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

Robert P. LanglandsThe 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 30-year-old. 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 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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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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.