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Online CRM Nirenberg lectures in geometric analysis

Bo'az Klartag, Weizmann Institute of Science and Yuansi Chen, Duke University will each give two lectures between October 1 and 8, 2021

Registration for the four lectures

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
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Antonio Lei, Université Laval
Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves
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Melina Mailhot, Concordia University
Risk Measures

Javad Mashreghi, Université Laval
Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space of Analytic Functions
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Iosif Polterovich, Université de Montréal
Topics in geometric spectral theory
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Optimization under uncertainty

This workshop will be held online from September 27 to October 1, 2021 and will aim to present some of the most recent and innovative technical developments in three important fields of study: stochastic combinatorial optimization, Monte Carlo methods, and robust optimization.

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As part of its partnership with the Center for Mathematical Research (CRM) and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Simons Foundation created the Simons Bridge for Postdoctoral Fellowships, to provide additional funding to institutes to support postdoctoral researchers working in the mathematical sciences. These positions will be for one year.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, November 12, 2021.

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The CRM and the ISM wish to recruit 4 post-doctoral researchers to conduct 24-month research in the fields of mathematical sciences. To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, November 12, 2021.

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Claude Montmarquette

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the death of Claude Montmarquette, economist, professor emeritus at the Université de Montréal and collaborator at the CRM. Already in 1997, when the Réseau de Calcul et de Modélisation Mathématique (RCM2) and the Laboratoire Universitaire Bell (LUBE) were formed, Claude Montmarquette contributed very actively to the Laboratoire d'économie expérimentale as a member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO). Collaborations between the CRM and CIRANO continued when Claude Montmarquette became CEO of the latter institute. More recently, he played a central role in the development of the En avant math! project, a collaboration between the CRM and CIRANO supported by a grant from the Ministère des Finances du Québec, a national initiative to promote mathematics and increase numeracy.

To learn more about Claude Montmarquette and his brilliant career

École Langlands du Centre de Recherches Mathématiques

The videos of the presentations are now available on our YouTube Channel.
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The first edition of” l’École Langlands du Centre de Recherches Mathématiques” was held online on August 23 and 24, 2021.
This French-language summer school is open to undergraduate students thanks to the CRM's Robert Langlands Endowment Fund.

2021 André Aisenstadt Prize in Mathematics Recipients

Professor Tristan C. Collins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Professor Giulio Tiozzo (University of Toronto) are the winners of the 2021 André Aisenstadt Prize in Mathematics. 

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2022 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize : Call for nominations

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invite nominations each year for the joint CRM-Fields-PIMS award

This year, the deadline to submit nominations is November 1st, 2021, at: nominations@pims.math.ca

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics for Public Health

The Mathematics for Public Health project (MfPH), funded by NSERC, aims to develop a national network of infectious disease modellers and public health policy makers that can rapidly respond to public health emergencies.
The MfPH initiative is a partnership between The Fields Institute, the Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). Multiple post-doctoral fellows will be recruited to one of the 11 inaugural MfPH projects. Successful candidates will be recruited to a particular project and jointly supervised by members of the project team.

Please submit your application through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/fellowship/17713
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Call for applications for 3-month positions in France

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute of Mathematics of the CNRS (INSMI) should be able as last year to offer a limited number of research positions in 2022, available to foreign visitors from the “UMIs/IRLs”, “LIAs” or “IRNs”.

I hereby recall that these positions are for three months (shorter visits cannot be funded under this scheme).
Invitations can be extended at any seniority level (assistant, associate or full professors).

The offer is open to all non-French academics, member or not of your UMI/IRL, LIA or IRN: however, a clear connection with the scientific activity of the UMI/LIA/IRN should appear in the file.

We do not yet know the precise number of positions we shall be able to offer.
We thank you for advertising for such positions and inviting people who might be interested to prepare application files.

The file should contain:
- A Vitae (with list of publications).
- A specific scientific project for the visit.
- Tentative dates of stay.
- The candidates should also contact the laboratory they want to visit in France and include an approval from its director.
- The candidates should also contact their IRL(UMI)/LIA/IRN and include an approval from its director or coordinator.

I recall that it is mandatory that:
-The visitors are less than 65 years of age.
-The visit starts and ends during the civil year 2022.
Please forward the complete proposals (if needed ranked) by November 1, 2021 to the following address: insmi.international@cnrs.fr
With best wishes,
Jean-Stéphane Dhersin

Jean-Stéphane Dhersin
Directeur Adjoint Scientifique
Insmi du CNRS

Interview with Octav Cornea, CRM Director

The new CRM Director Octav Cornea agreed to participate in a short interview to introduce himself and his ideas on the CRM. Did you know that the culinary talents of Professor François Lalonde helped convince Octav Cornea to come and work in Montréal? Did you also know that as a child he was passionate about astronomy? And now, why become a CRM director? To find out and to find the answers to several other questions, we invite you to listen to the video!

Interview conducted by Sarah Mathieu-Soucy, Russian School of Mathematics, Massachusetts (USA), June 2021.

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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.