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Jacques St-Pierre, the first director of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (1968) passed away on March 29, 2016 at the age of 95. Mr. St-Pierre was president of the Association des professeurs retraités de l'Université de Montréal during 27 years. In the 2011 fall Bulletin du CRM, we reproduced a tribute to this pionnier, signed by Luc Vinet, and originally published in Grains de Sagesse. | Read the tribute | Grains de sagesse | Ordre national du Québec | Université de Montréal

May 6, 2016 - Pavillon Claire-McNicoll and Pavillon Jean-Coutu

Les mathématiques au service de l’environnement – Dans le cadre de la 11e édition des 24 heures de science

You are invited to half a day of activities from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm where you will discover the role of mathematics in the environment. You can attend all scheduled activities or join us for a particular activity All activities are being held at Pavillon Claire-McNicoll and Pavillon Jean-Coutu. Bring your students, friends and parents. | Read more

May 6, 2016 - Grande conférence publique - Stephanie Peacock

Why conservation biology needs mathematics by Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock is a postdoctoral research at the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Alberta. Her research interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, and ecology. She balances time spent modelling at her computer with fieldwork in coastal British Columbia, where she studies the impact of parasites from salmon aquaculture on wild salmon ecology and survival. | Read more

The 2016 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

The 2016 prize is awarded to Freddy Cachazo

Dr. Freddy Cachazo is a theoretical physicist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematical physics, many of which are widely characterized as breakthroughs. | Read more

2016 CAIMS/PIMS Prize Winner 2016

Professor Jean-Philippe Lessard (Université Laval), member of the CRM, is the winner of the 2016 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Prize in Applied Mathematics. Professor Lessard’s research interests are in dynamical systems. | Read more

May 13 - 15, 2016 - Colloque ISM

XIXe Colloque panquébécois des étudiants de l'Institut des sciences mathématiques

The goal of this annual conference is to bring together Quebec graduate students in the mathematical sciences for a weekend. This year, the conference will be held at UQAM from May 13-15, 2016. Everyone is invited to come or present their work on a subject they are interested in. | Read more

May 16 - 20, 2016 — Workshop

New Challenges for the Calculus of Variations Stemming From Problems in the Materials Sciences and Image Processing — In Honour of the 60th Birthday of Irene Fonseca

Much work in the contemporary calculus of variations is directly driven by current problems in materials sciences and computer vision. In addition, variational approaches to these problems have proven very fruitful, for example, in rigorously deriving reduced models that can be readily addressed computationally. | Read more |

May 16 - 20, 2016 — Industrial workshop

Seventh Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to gather industry representatives, academic researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to work on concrete problems proposed by the industry. The participants will work in teams and each team will analyze a problem supplied by a company or public sector institution. | Read more |

May 27, 2016 — CRM Statistics Laboratory Workshop

Rare DNA Variants, Analysis of Family Studies

The advent of high-throughput DNA sequencing has opened the possibility of detecting rare genetic variants that may be involved in complex diseases.  | Read more |

Adrian Iovita and Adam Oberman selected Simons Fellow

Two CRM members and its laboratories, Adrian Iovita (Concordia and CICMA) and Adam Oberman (McGill and Applied Mathematics), have recently been selected as Simons Fellows in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation. | Read more

Daniel Wise wins the 2016 Jeffrey-Williams Prize

CRM member and McGill University Professor Daniel T. Wise is the recipient of the 2016 Jeffrey-Williams Prize. Wise is widely recognized as one of the top geometric group theorists in the world, and the best of his generation. His work has had a profound impact, not only in the immediate subject of geometric group theory, but also playing a key role in the solution of outstanding open problems in the theory of 3-manifolds. | Read more

Louigi Addario-Berry awarded the 2016 Coxeter-James Prize

Deputy director of the scientific programs at the CRM and McGill University Associate Professor, Louigi Addario-Berry is the recipient of the 2016 Coxeter-James Prize for his outstanding contributions to mathematical research. | Read more

Prize goes to CRM member

Jean-Marie De Koninck of Université Laval is the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award recognizing innovation and excellence in Mathematics Education. | Read more

Landmark discovery

Yoshua Bengio cited by La Recherche for his work

The work of Yoshua Bengio, a member of the CRM, and the director of the Montreal Institute for learning Algorithms (MILA), one of 13 CRM laboratories, and his team are part of a list of 10 discoveries that have marked 2015 according to La Recherche, a French science news magazine. Mr. Bengio is a specialist in artificial intelligence and professor at the Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle at the Université de Montréal. | Read more | La Recherche

French research visits for CRM members

During the French president’s visit to Québec in November 2014, the CRNS and the FRQNT signed an agreement to provide financial support to the three CNRS Unités Mixtes Internationales (UMI) based in Québec. | Read more

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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.

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 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 is a joint force of researchers at the cutting-edge of international research in differential geometry, topology, geometric group theory and mathematical physics.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.