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A preview of our new website !

The CRM has been hard at work building a new website. For a preview of the site (which is still under construction) we invite you to visit:
www.crmath.ca/en/

Much work still remains to be done before the site officially goes public. You are invited to send us feedback and suggestions by filling out this form.


Thematic Semester Symmetries: Algebras and Physics

This semester, in hybrid mode, will consist in six 1-month concentration periods devoted to ongoing research in cutting edge topics; each will involve 1- or 2-week workshops that will be preceded by several preparatory mini-courses.

Non-commutative algebras, representation theory and special functions
May 23-June 10, 2022

Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics and Mathematical Physics
July 25 - August 19, 2022

Conformal field theory and quantum many-body physics
August 21 - September 9, 2022

Integrable systems, exactly solvable models and algebras
September 12-october 7, 2022

Quantum symmetries: Tensor categories, Topological quantum field theories, Vertex algebras
October 10 - November 4, 2022

Tensors: Quantum Information, Complexity and Combinatorics
November 7-December 2, 2022


FRQ support for the CRM CNRS partnership – call for applications

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) receives support from the FRQNT within the framework of the agreement establishing the CRM as an IRL of the CNRS. This support allows the CRM to offer its scientific members and students the possibility of short or medium-term stays in France. Three possibilities are offered:

• Research internships for students up to 6 months in France (see details in the attached document STAGES-QC-FRA-2022).

• Research stays of up to 6 months in a French laboratory for CRM members(see details in the attached document SEJOURS-QC-FRA-2022).

• Short stays to participate in scientific events in France for CRM members, postdoctoral fellows and students (see details in the attached document PARTICIPATION-QC-FRA-2022).

In addition, following the recent renewal of the FRQ funding under new conditions, we are also accepting applications and nominations for visits by French researchers to the CRM, in support of the CRM’s scientific activities. Such a request will consist of:

  - a letter of intent with a description of the activity and a budget proposal
  - a letter of nomination from a CRM member (or the email address of a CRM member who could serve as a reference);
  - a CV with a list of publications.

Proposals and applications should be sent to crmfrance@crm.umontreal.ca.


FRQNT renews its support to the CRM

The CRM is pleased to announce the renewal of one of its principal infrastructure grants. The CRM has been awarded a grant of $500,000 per year by the FRQNT for the next six years, the maximum grant allowed in the Strategic Clusters program.


David A. Stephens awarded the SSC Gold Medal

The CRM congratulates David A. Stephens (member of the CRM and its StatLab) on being awarded the 2022 Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada. The SSC Gold Medal is awarded to an active researcher who has made outstanding contributions to statistics or probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work.
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Québec Government extends En Avant Math !

In its March 2022 budget, the Government of Quebec allocated $1.5 million in 2022-2023 to enable the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) to continue their work in the « En avant Math ! » partnership.

For the past three years, the CRM and CIRANO have been working together to establish a strategy to foster the development of a highly qualified workforce in applied mathematics for leading-edge fields. In this second phase of the partnership, projects will be proposed to further investigate various research themes, including workforce availability and retention in STEM fields and labor market integration of more at-risk populations particularly in STEM fields.


CRM-SSC prize 2022

Congratulations to Pengfei Li (University of Waterloo) who will receive the CRM-SSC prize in statistics for ground-breaking and pioneering research contributions to the EM-test for the order of finite mixture models; for original and creative methodological developments in the areas of the empirical likelihood, density ratio models, statistical genetics, non-probability sampling; for exceptional research productivity; and excellence in statistical education.

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Twelfth Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop 2022

The Twelfth Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) will take place "in person" (i.e., not virtually) from August 22 to August 26, 2022. It is being organized by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

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UNESCO publishes Mathematics for Action to coincide with International Mathematics Day

Published on March 14 to mark International Mathematics Day,Mathematics for Action: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making is a series of policy briefs produced by UNESCO, the Centre de recherches mathématiques, the International Mathematical Union, the International Science Council and their partners. With help from the CRM, Christiane Rousseau spearheaded the toolkit project, which was produced by a consortium of 14 organizations.

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Joint CRM-ISM initiative in support of mathematicians in distress

Prompted by the events in Ukraine, the Centre de recherches mathématiques and the Institut des sciences mathématiques offer a program in support of mathematicians in distress due to war, oppression, and persecution. The objective is to provide a temporary safe haven to international researchers in mathematical and statistical sciences, so that they can continue pursuing their high-quality research and training goals in a secure and welcoming environment.

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SMS 2024 - Call for proposals

The steering board of the "Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures'' (SMS) invites letters of intent from potential organizers of the 2024 summer school. The letter (suggested length: 1-2 pages) should contain the proposed title of the school, names and affiliations of the organizers, as well as a short description of proposed mini-courses and the names and affiliations of prospective lecturers. The 2024 SMS is expected to be hosted by the CRM in Montreal.
The SMS is a high-level summer school in pure and applied mathematics that has been taking place annually since 1961. The usual duration of the school is two weeks. The main institutional partners of the SMS are the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (Montréal), the Fields Institute (Toronto), the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Vancouver) and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley). It also receives the support of the Institut des Sciences Mathématiques and of the Université de Montréal.
The selection of the winning proposal will be made by the steering board composed of Hélène Barcelo (MSRI), Octav Cornea (U de M and CRM), Henri Darmon (McGill), Deirdre Haskell (McMaster and Fields), Nilima Nigam (Simon Fraser) and Iosif Polterovich (U de M, SMS Director).
For more information on the school, please see the SMS web page
The letters of intent will be accepted till May 31, 2022. The successful applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal which is due in September, 2022.


Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2022: Floer Homotopy Theory

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CRM Research grant for ISM courses given online

To make the content of certain specialized ISM courses available to a broader audience, in particular potential students and collaborators, the CRM is offering a research grant of $2,000 to eligible professors who give their ISM courses on Zoom. The selected courses will be streamed live as well as recorded and available to a wide audience. The links for the Zoom and course materials will be available on the ISM website on the course page. The proposed courses could be scheduled during the fall 2022 or winter 2023 semester.

Conditions :

1) The university offering the course must agree to the terms, namely, that the course be offered on an online platform and that the content be available to a wide audience.

2) The course must be a specialized research course that is not offered every year.

Applications should be sent to ism@uqam.ca and include the course title and outline as well as a letter from the applicant’s department confirming that the university allows the course to be open to a wide audience.

The Research grant can be used to pay for all expenses that are eligible with a FRQNT grant.

Application deadline: August 1st, 2022


Call for mobility Quebec - France

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) receives support from the FRQNT within the framework of the agreement establishing the CRM as an IRL of the CNRS. This support allows the CRM to offer its scientific members and students the possibility of short or medium-term stays in France. Three possibilities are offered:

Research internships for students up to 6 months in France (see details in the attached document STAGES-QC-FRA-2022).

Research stays of up to 6 months in a French laboratory for CRM members (see details in the attached document SEJOURS-QC-FRA-2022).

Short stays to participate in scientific events in France for CRM members, postdoctoral fellows and students (see details in the attached document PARTICIPATION-QC-FRA-2022).


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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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.

CAMBAM
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
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
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
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.

LaCIM
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.

PhysNum
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
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.

Quantact
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
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.