## Scientific Report of the 2002 CMS Winter Meeting

December 8-10, 2002

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Daniel Daigle, Meeting Director
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa hosted the 2002 Winter
Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, on December 8-10, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The
event attracted 362 participants.

The meeting included four plenary lectures, two prize lectures and a public lecture, in addition to 217
talks given in twelve symposia and a session of contributed papers.

**Plenary speakers, prize and public lecturers:**

James Arthur (Toronto)

Rene Carmona (Princeton)

Victor Guillemin (MIT)

Lisa Jeffrey (Toronto) - CMS Coxeter-James Lecture

David Kerr (Tokyo and Rome) - CMS Doctoral Prize

Robert Zuccherato (Entrust) - Public Lecture

Maciej Zworski (Berkeley)

**Symposia and organizers: **
Financial Mathematics (Luis Seco, Toronto)

Finite Elements (Roger Pierre, Laval)

History of Mathematics (Richard O'Lander and Ronald Sklar, St. Johns University N.Y.)

Lie Algebras and Moonshine (Abdellah Sebbar and Erhard Neher, Ottawa)

Mathematical Education: Visualization, Technology and Inquiry in Mathematics Education in
Canada. (Thomas Steinke, OCCDSB)

Number Theory (Damien Roy, Ottawa and Kenneth Williams, Carleton)

Operator Algebras (Thierry Giordano and David Handelman, Ottawa)

Partial Differential Equations (Victor Ivrii, Toronto and John Toth, McGill)

"Real-World" Problems in Search of Solutions (AndrĂ© Dabrowski, Ottawa)

Representation Theory of Real and p-adic Groups (Jason Levy and Monica Nevins, Ottawa)

Symplectic Geometry (Lisa Jeffrey and Eckard Meinrenken, Toronto)

Theory and Applications of Point Processes (Gail Ivanoff and David McDonald, Ottawa)

Contributed Papers (Walter Burgess and Abdellah Sebbar, Ottawa)

The meeting committee consisted of Monique Bouchard (CMS), Walter Burgess (Ottawa), AndrĂ©
Dabrowski (Ottawa), Daniel Daigle (Ottawa), Abdellah Sebbar (Ottawa), Graham Wright (CMS) and
all session organizers.

The meeting was funded by the National Program Committee, the Canadian Mathematical Society,
the University of Ottawa, the Faculty of Science of the University of Ottawa and the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa.