Lifetime CMS member James G. Arthur awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Mathematics (Feb 11)
University of Toronto professor James Arthur was awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for his work on the trace formula and his essential contributions to the theory of automorphic representations of reductive groups. Arthur has been a CMS member since 1990.
CMS endorses BIRS funding renewal (Feb 10)
On January 28, the CMS issued a national endorsement to renew funding for the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), a premier world class centre for mathematical research. The CMS President noted to NSERC, NSF, Alberta Innovation, and CONACyT the continuing BIRS success in advancing a broad spectrum of mathematical sciences. BIRS' significant contribution to enriching the mathematics community, in Canada and abroad, was also highlighted. The endorsement of BIRS funding follows similar CMS national endorsements of funding renewals for PIMS, Fields and CRM.
Top students recognized in Canada’s premier national mathematics competition (Jan 13)
Sina Abbasi (Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, Ont), Jinhao Xu (University Hill Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.) and Henry Heng Xia (Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.) were recognized as the top students in Canada for the 19th annual 2014 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
2014 CMS Winter Meeting sets record for student attendees (Dec 17)
The 2014 Canadian Mathematical Society’s Winter Meeting drew a record number of Canadian and international student attendees. Students made up approximately 25 per cent of the 500 mathematicians that participated in lectures, scientific sessions and professional development from Dec. 5 to 8 in Hamilton.
Jeffrey Rosenthal explains random probability in upcoming public lecture (Nov 26)
Jeffrey Rosenthal, author of the national bestseller Struck by Lightning, will explain randomness and probability in a public lecture on Friday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. as part of the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Winter Meeting.
2014 G. de B. Robinson Award Winners Announced (Nov 4)
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 G. de B. Robinson Award. Jonathan M. Borwein (Newcastle, NSW), Armin Straub (Illinois), James Wan (Newcastle, NSW), and Wadim Zudilin (Newcastle, NSW) and J. Nekovář (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) are being honoured this year. The award is given out to recognize outstanding contributions to the CJM or the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (CMB).