Louigi Addario-Berry wins Coxeter-James Prize

The Montreal Probability Group is proud to announce that Louigi Addario-Berry is the recipient of the 2016 Coxeter-James Prize for his outstanding contributions to mathematical research. Louigi Addario-Berry works at the interface of probability and combinatorics, and “has emerged as one of the leaders of his generation in the area of discrete probability” one referee said.

The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The award is named on behalf of 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. Other probabilist who have won this award in the past include: Gordon Slade (UBC) and Balint Vorag (U of Toronto).

For more information see: https://cms.math.ca/MediaReleases/2016/cj-award

Louigi Addario-Berry appointed as the CRM Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Probability Lab member Professor Louigi Addario-Berry as Deputy Director – Scientific Programs. His mandate began on July 1, 2015. Professor Addario-Berry will be joining the Management Committee of the CRM, which includes Professor Luc Vinet (CRM Director), Professor Galia Dafni (Concordia, Deputy Director – Publications), and Professor Odile Marcotte (UQAM and GERAD, Deputy Director – Partnerships).

For more information see http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/pdf/Addario-Berry_en.pdf

Louis-Pierre Arguin wins the André Aisenstadt Prize in Mathematics

The International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) recently announced that the  Probability Lab member Louis-Pierre Arguin from the Université de Montréal and the City University of New York (Baruch College and Graduate Center) is the 2015 André Aisenstadt Prize recipient. The André Aisenstadt Mathematics Prize, which recognizes outstanding research achievement by a young Canadian mathematician in pure or applied mathematics, consists of a $3,000 award and a medal. Previous recipients of the prize working in probability include: Omer  Angel (2010), Jonathan Taylor (2008) and Ander Holroyd (2007). 

For a short description of Louis-Pierre’s research see: http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/prix/prixAA15_an.shtml

 

Dima Jakobson appointed Editor-in-chief of AMQ

The ISM has appointed Dima Jakobson (Montreal Probability Group associate member) editor-in-chief of the Annales Mathématiques du Québec (AMQ). His three year term will begin January 1, 2015.  The search committee for the task expressed their conviction that the journal would benefit greatly from his expertise in a cross-section of topics – from geometric analysis and partial differential equations, to mathematical physics. He has contributed to the study of spectra and eigenfunctions of Laplace- and Dirac- type operators. His interests are wide and include ergodic theory, probability theory, number theory, and graph theory.

For the press release see News at: http://www.math.uqam.ca/ism/index_en.html

CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellowships

The Montreal Probability Group encourages young probabilists to apply for CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to promising researchers who have recently obtained or expect to obtain a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences. The fellowship offers an annual stipend of at least $40,000 CDN for one year, and is renewable for a second year. Details about the fellowships and the application process are available here. To maximize their chances, we encourage interested applicants to contact the MPG members they envision working with to let us know about your application. The application deadline is December 12 at 4:00 PM.

CRM funds probability lab

The CRM has approved the creation of a new laboratory in probability, the Groupe de probabilité de Montréal/Montréal probability group. 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 creation of the lab underscores the high level of research in probability in the Montréal area.
The initial members of GPM/MPG are Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill), Louis-Pierre Arguin (Montréal), Linan Chen (McGill), Luc Devroye (McGill), Don Dawson (Carleton), Alex Fribergh (Montréal), Sabin Lessard (Montréal), Bruce Reed (McGill) Lea Popovic (Concordia), Wei Sun (Concordia)  and Xiaowen Zhou (Concordia); and associate members Marco Bertola (Concordia), Andrew Granville (Montréal), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill) and Vojkan Jaksic (McGill).