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2019 CAP-CRM Prize Recipient

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2019 CAP-CRM Prize winner
Jaume Gomis (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
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Professor Gomis will give a talk on November 8, 2019 - 4:00 pm - room 6214.

Title: Symmetries and Dualities in Topological Field Theories

Abstract: In this talk I will describe how to characterize symmetries of topological field theories and give a complete classification of symmetries in Abelian Topological Field Theories, uncovering a plethora of quantum symmetries in these theories and an intriguing connection to number theory.

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It is a thrill and an honour to be recognized for my work by CAP-CRM, and to join through this distinction such accomplished scientists.

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) are pleased to announce that the 2019 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, for his broad range of important contributions to string theory and strongly coupled gauge theories, including the pioneering use of nonlocal observables, the exact computation of physical quantities in quantum field theory, and the unravelling of the nonperturbative dynamics of gauge theories.

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Gomis has pioneered novel methods for exploring strongly coupled gauge theories through nonlocal variables, and by studying these theories in curved spacetime. This has allowed him to generate physical insights into these theories and to carry out first-of-their-kind exact computations for key observables in quantum field theory. The computational tools Dr. Gomis has developed in pursuit of this research have also found applications in various areas of pure mathematics, including enumerative geometry, differential geometry, and mirror symmetry. His ongoing work continues to open new frontiers that will fuel new discoveries in theoretical and mathematical physics for years to come.

Dr. Gomis will be presented with his medal at a Medallists' Recognition Dinner in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The Awards Dinner is one of the featured events of the CAP Congress hosted by Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, from June 2-7. Please refer to the Congress outline for the schedule of plenary talks by the CAP medal winners.

ABOUT the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)

The Canadian Association of Physicists, founded in 1945, is a professional association representing over 1600 individual physicists and physics students in Canada, the U.S. and overseas, as well as a number of Corporate, Institutional, and Departmental Members. In addition to its learned activities, the CAP, through its charitable arm - the CAP Foundation, also undertakes a number of activities intended to encourage students to pursue a career in physics.

ABOUT the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM)

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), based in Montreal, is an internationally recognized institute for research in the mathematical sciences. The CRM has research groups in 13 areas that bring together hundreds of researchers. Every year, thousands of researchers from around the world visit the CRM to participate in its thematic programmes and other research, education, outreach, innovation and knowledge transfer activities.

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The CRM created and administers, either alone or jointly, four of the eight major national prizes in the mathematical sciences, namely:  the CRM–Fields–PIMS Prize,  the Prize for Theoretical Physics awarded in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), the Prize for young researchers in Statistics awarded jointly with the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), and the CRM Aisenstadt Prize awarded to rising young Canadian stars, selected by CRM's Scientific Advisory Panel. The CRM has invested enormously in time, effort and in its own resources, to propel leading Canadian scientists into the spotlight, giving them international recognition when they most need it. 

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