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CRM STATLAB - CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-2022

The CRM StatLab and CANSSI invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in statistics. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2021 for a position starting April 1, 2021.

To apply

Arithmetic quotients of locally symmetric spaces and their cohomology

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Trigonometric functions and modular symbols conference by the French mathematician and Aisenstadt Chair Nicolas Bergeron.

We share with you here an excerpt from his last Friday conference. He will stay with us for a whole week, from October 19 to 23, as part of the workshop: Arithmetic quotients of locally symmetrical spaces and their cohomology.

This workshop is part of the Thematic Semester Number Theory - Cohomology in Arithmetic, and you can register here:


Aisenstadt Chair Nicolas Bergeron Lecture

As part of the Thematic Semester:  Number Theory - Cohomology in Arithmetic  Nicolas Bergeron

 Nicolas Bergeron (École normale supérieure, France)   Lecture’s title: Trigonometric functions and modular   symbols

 Friday October 16, 2020 at 3 p.m., online. 

  To register 

André-Aisenstadt Prize 2020, won ex-aequo by Robert Haslhofer and Egor Shelukhin 

This year, the André-Aisenstadt Prize recognizes the talent of two young Canadian mathematicians. The CRM International Scientific Advisory Committee met to select this year's winner and was so impressed with their accomplishments that it recommended that both be awarded the prize. This is rarely done and is certainly an expression of high appreciation.

The two laureates chosen by the International Scientific Committee of the CRM are: 

Robert Haslhofer (Université de Toronto) 

Egor Shelukhin (Université de Montréal) 

Passing of Professor Anatole Joffe (1932-2020)

Anatole Joffe

Mathematician Anatole Joffe, professor and retired researcher from the Département de mathématiques et de statistique de l’Université de Montréal, died on July 28, 2020. He was also the director of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) from 1973 to 1982, and member of the board of directors of the Canadian Mathematical Society (1978). The mathematical community owes him a lot. We offer our sincere sympathies to his family and loved ones.

To learn more about his important contributions, we invite you to read this tribute text written by the Département de mathématiques et de statistique: “In memoriam”: Anatole Joffe. | Press release

CRM-Simons Bridge for Postdoctoral Fellowships

As part of its partnership with the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Simons Foundation has created the Simons Bridge for Postdoctoral Fellowships. Thus, three one-year positions are open at the CRM for fall 2021 and three others for fall 2022!

For more information

To apply, submit your application to Mathjobs.

The CRM is proud to subscribe to the Université de Montréal's policy of adapting to diversity and is committed to taking into account the diversity and the systemic and individual barriers to access.

Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020

Regional Conference on Lie Theory in virtual mode

On October 2 and 3, 2020, the conference will feature six seminar-style talks related to mathematical physics and combinatorial representation theory.

    Organizers :
  • Michael Lau (Université Laval)
  • Erhard Neher (Université of Ottawa)

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Posted September 28, 2020

Friday’s Get Together : Québec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Organized by the CRM in collaboration with the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM), the Colloque des sciences mathématiques du Québec (CSMQ), resumes its series of seminars in virtual format for the year 2020-2021. In addition, the colloquiums of the Statistics Lab will join the CSMQ, but they will be at 3:30 p.m. instead of 3 p.m.

We invite you to consult the brand new web page of the Colloquium which will be updated regularly: Québec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium.

To receive the Zoom invitation for the series, please register via the form by clicking on "Register".

CRM-ISM Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) are pleased to announce the creation of 10 postdoctoral positions for young mathematical scientists. This is an enhanced offer to counter the impacts of the COVID crisis. The CRM is proud to subscribe to the Université de Montréal’s policy on adapting to diversity and is committed to taking into account the diversity and the systemic and individual barriers to access.

Call to promising young graduates!

The competition is launched!

Read more | To apply

Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020

2020 John L. Synge Award presented to Christian Genest

Christian Genest

The Royal Society of Canada announced on September 15 that Professor Christian Genest of McGill University is the ninth recipient of the John L. Synge Award. Established in 1986 in honor of the Irish mathematician and physicist John Lighton Synge (1897-1995), this distinction is given from time to time for outstanding research in mathematical sciences. Christian is the first statistician and the second CRM member to receive this prize. Another McGill professor, number theorist Henri Darmon, had been the sixth recipient in 2008.

Read more | 2020 winners

Louis-Paul Rivest elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Louis-Paul Rivest

The CRM is proud to announce the nomination of one of its most distinguished members, Louis-Paul Rivest, as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Canadian working in the arts, social sciences or sciences.

Read more | Class of 2020 | Press release : the RSC presents the class of 2020

CRM Nirenberg Lectures in Geometric Analysis - September 18, 21, 23 and 25, 2020

This year, the CRM welcomes, by videoconference :

Yevgeny Liokumovich (University of Toronto)

- September 18 : Measuring size and complexity of Riemannian manifolds
- September 21 : Minimal surfaces and quantitative topology

Antoine Song (University of California, Berkeley)
- September 23 : Complexities of minimal hypersurfaces
- September 25 : Abundance of minimal hypersurfaces



The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize recognizes exceptional research achievement in the mathematical sciences. The winner's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university. The main selection criterion is outstanding contribution to the advancement of research. The winner receives a monetary award, and an invitation to present a lecture at each institute.

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invite nominations each year for the joint CRM-Fields-PIMS award. Last year’s recipient was Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto.

This year, nominations should be submitted by November 1st, 2020 , by at least two sponsors of recognized stature, and should include the following elements: three supporting letters, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and up to four preprints.

Please submit nominations by email to : nominations@CRM.UMontreal.CA

Complete awarding rules

10th Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, in virtual mode from August 13 to 27, 2020


A true incubator for collaborations between companies and researchers, this workshop is part of a Canadian tradition to study real-world problems for which companies and public or parapublic organizations require solutions.

Problems 2020
Information and free registration

Manuel Morales appointed Deputy Director of partnerships at the CRM

Manuel Morales

Luc Vinet, Director of CRM is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Morales as Deputy Director of partnerships at the CRM for a two-year term as of July 13, 2020. Manuel Morales, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal takes over and takes responsibility for this demanding mandate. Until recently, Chief AI Scientist, at the National Bank , Manuel Morales leads the NSERC-CREATE program on Machine Learning in Quantitative Finance and Business Analytics. On the CRM management committee, he replaces Odile Marcotte, who ended her mandate after 10 years of precious service. We send her our warmest thanks.

Professor Claude Levesque to receive the 2020 Graham Wright Award

Congratulations to Professor Claude Levesque (Université Laval, CRM) who will receive the 2020 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service 2020 of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).

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August 12, 2020 - Café mathématique : What is a model of COVID-19?

Cafe mathématique

The Fields Institute in association with the Centre for Disease Modelling, AARMS, PIMS and the CRM presents Café mathématique, a free public forum where anyone can learn how math underpins our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Watch the video

Computer-assisted Mathematical Proofs in Nonlinear Analysis

A new weekly Seminar Series (every Tuesday of the Summer at 10 am) starts on Tuesday June 23, 2020 at 10 am. To register, visit the new web page : CRM CAMP in Nonlinear Analysis

First activity : Stable periodic patterns in 3D for the Ohta-Kawasaki problem

To participate to all other CRM Seminar Series, see the CRM calendar.

To see recent videos, see our YouTube Channel.

Launch of the CRM Expert Team in Epidemiology and Public Health Activities

On this occasion, Professor Morgan Craig (Université de Montréal) gave a videoconference on June 19, 2020.

Title of the conference : Quantitative approaches to understanding the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

For more information, we invite you to visit the CRM Expert Team in Epidemiology and Public Health web page .

Creation of the CRM-ISM-AMQ award for an exceptional publication

It is our pleasure to announce the establishment of the CRM-ISM-AMQ Prize, to be awarded annually for an outstanding publication in the Annales mathématiques du Québec (AMQ) . The new prize has been created in collaboration between the Centre de recherches mathématiques, the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) and the AMQ.

Awarding Rules: The prize is awarded at the end of each calendar year. To be eligible, the paper must be published in the AMQ during that or the previous year. The winning paper is selected by the Editorial Board; no nominations are required.

The monetary value of the prize is CAD $1000. For the first time, the prize will be awarded in December 2021 to one of the papers published in the years 2021 or 2020.

For further information on the AMQ , including the submission guidelines, please visit https://www.springer.com/journal/40316

Two Québec researchers named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Two McGill professors have recently been named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). They are probabilist Louigi Addario-Berry, CRM Deputy Director in charge of Scientific Activities from 2015 to 2019, and statistician Johanna G. Nešlehová, 2019 recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize.

Created in 1935, the IMS is a professional and scholarly society of international repute fostering the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability; it has over 3500 active members. Each year, the IMS selects a class of Fellows who have demonstrated excellence in research or leadership in probability or statistics. This high distinction was awarded this year to 35 individuals, including professors Addario-Berry, Nešlehová, and three other Canadians. For a summary of their achievements and a complete list of the 2020 IMS Fellows. | Read more

2020 CRM-SSC Prize Recipient Erica Moodie (McGill University) Erica Moodie

The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) in recognition of outstanding research carried out primarily in Canada by a statistician during the first fifteen years after completing a PhD. The 2020 recipient of this prize is Erica Moodie, William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. | 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.