Media Release – February 10, 2022
Canadian Mathematical Society

Dr. Fabio Pusateri to Receive the 2022 Coxeter-James Prize

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Fabio Pusateri (University of Toronto) as the recipient of the 2022 Coxeter-James Prize for his seminal work in Analysis and Partial Differential Equations. Dr. Pusateri will receive his award at the CMS Winter Meeting in December 2022, where he will give a prize lecture.

Fabio Pusateri obtained his BA and MSc from the Università Roma Tre in 2006. He then attended the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences where he obtained his PhD in 2011. After his PhD, he received a Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship from Princeton University. Fabio was an instructor at Princeton until 2014, then an Assistant Professor from 2014 to 2018. He joined the University of Toronto in 2018.

Fabio’s ideas and methods have direct applications to a large class of physical settings such as fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics, plasma turbulence and general relativity. He has carried out groundbreaking research on global existence and regularity of solutions of equations that describe water waves, for the first time incorporating physical effects such as gravity and surface tension. He also has important results on a variety of other problems, including the stability of spatially periodic waves, and the long-time asymptotics of special solutions, such as solitary waves and kinks, for various canonical evolution PDEs.

Dr. Pusateri is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He has published several articles on fluid dynamics and the motion of water waves. Fabio is also interested in the development of multilinear harmonic analysis using the Fourier transform adapted to Schrodinger operators, with applications to the stability of special solutions (such as soliton and kinks) for nonlinear PDEs, and has published work on the topic. Currently, Dr. Pusateri is working on the subject of periodic waves in the context of wave turbulence. Fabio continuously makes valuable contributions to mathematics, and the CMS is delighted to present him with the 2022 Coxeter-James Prize.

About the Coxeter-James Prize

The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The award is named for two former CMS presidents, Donald Coxeter, who is recognized as one of the world’s best geometers, and Ralph Duncan James, who was a great contributor to mathematical development in Canada.

For information about past recipients, visit:

About the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)

The CMS is the main national mathematical organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics. The Society’s activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics including: scientific meetings, research publications, and the promotion of excellence in mathematics competitions that recognize outstanding student achievements.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Sara Faridi (Dalhousie)
Chair, CMS Research Committee
Canadian Mathematical Society
or Prof. Javad Mashreghi (Laval)
Canadian Mathematical Society