The Canada and international launch of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013) will take place on December 7th at the CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal. More than 100 societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global problems, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis; climate change; sustainability; and pandemics.
As part of an international celebration of the Mathematics of Planet Earth during the year 2013, the CMS, in collaboration with the Atlantic Association for the Advancement of Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), is proud to sponsor a cross-Canada series of public lectures during the year, given by some of the most eminent experts in the various fields touched upon by this wide theme.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Teodor Banica, Serban Belinschi, Mireille Capitaine and Benoit Collins as the winners of the 2012 G. de B. Robinson Award, for their paper titled ”Free Bessel Laws” which appeared in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (63:1 2011, 3-37)
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the creation of a national partnership of universities from across Canada to stage and develop Canada’s premier high school mathematics competition.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Melania Alvarez of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), as the recipient of the 2012 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her contributions to mathematics education in Canada. The award will be presented at the 2012 CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and Sun Life Financial jointly presented Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) winner Calvin Deng with the Sun Life Financial Cup in Calgary, Alberta.
Six Canadian high school students are celebrating their success as they return home from the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Each of the six students earned a medal for Canada after competing against over 500 students at the world’s most challenging high school level mathematics competition.
Math Team Canada spent the last two weeks at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) preparing for the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad, which takes place in Argentina from July 8-16. Get to know Math Team Canada by reading Monique Limoges' exclusive team interview.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has chosen six of Canada's best high school mathematics students to represent their country at the 2012 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The IMO is the student world championship of mathematics and will be held in Argentina from July 4-16.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Matthew Kennedy as the recipient of the 2012 Doctoral Prize. Kennedy will receive his award and present a lecture at the 2012 CMS Winter Meeting in Montreal.
The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library: Plans and Prospects (June 1-3) The Sloan Foundation is sponsoring a workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC reviving the idea of a World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library. This meeting will be cosponsored by the International Mathematical Union. Michael Doob (Manitoba), CMS Publications Office Technical Consultant, will be giving one of the talks.
The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that the University of British Columbia (UBC) is joining the unique national math competition partnership for the Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge.
Some experts claim that algorithms can account for 70% of US stock trades. Learn more about the impact algorithms have on today’s economy by listening to the CBC Radio program Spark presentation by technology consultant Kevin Slavin and listen to his Ted Talk entitled “How Algorithms Shape Our World.”
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce their financial support of the Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS) –a summer school in applied mathematics that has been taking place for over 50 years.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is proud to support the 56th annual Congress of the Mathematical Association of Quebec (AMQ). This year’s Congress will be held at Cégep de Ste-Foy from October 12-13, 2012.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia) is the recipient of the 2012 Krieger-Nelson Prize. The Krieger-Nelson Prize was inaugurated in 1995 by the CMS to recognize female mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Roland Speicher from Queen’s University is the recipient of the 2012 Jeffrey-Williams Prize. The Jeffery Williams Prize was first presented in 1968 and is awarded annually to an individual who has made outstanding mathematical research contributions.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gregory Smith (Queen’s University) is the recipient of the 2012 Coxeter-James Prize. The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.
Join us at Canada's premier undergraduate mathematics conference! Students are invited to give a talk, but are also welcome to simply attend and learn from others. There is the opportunity to network with other students from across the country and have fun at special social events. Online registration is now open.
The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) has announced that Luis Radford of Laurentian University is the recipient of the 2011 Hans Freudenthal Medal. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in mathematics education research, and in particular a major cumulative research program.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University) is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions in mathematics teaching at the undergraduate level at a Canadian post-secondary education institution.
2011 was another great year for CMS Math Camps, with a total of 18 camps and over 500 student participants. The full report, which includes an overview of each camp, feedback from students, and a list of math camp partners and sponsors, is available here.
The 11th annual Summer School of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) will take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 16 to August 10, 2012. The school, which offers courses in the mathematical sciences and their applications, is intended for graduate students from all parts of the world.