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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. 

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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.

CRM-Fields-PIMS 2021 Prize Winner's Lecture

The CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize has been awarded this year to Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal). This award is the premier Canadian prize for research in the mathematical sciences. The 2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize recognizes Professor Andrew Granville's outstanding contributions to the field. | Read more

Call for mini-symposium proposals

The call for proposals is open for mini-symposia in the 16th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications . Submit a proposal here by December 15, 2021.

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.

CRM-Laval Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM)  and  Université Laval  are pleased to announce the creation of a postdoctoral position for young mathematical scientists for the academic year 2022.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, December 10, 2021.

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2 MfPH- CRM Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematical Sciences for Public Healt

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) is recruiting two postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biomathematics and biostatistics in collaboration with the Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH) network.
To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, december 3, 2021.

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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
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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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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.