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Probability postdoc positions in Montréal

There are several open opportunities for pursuing postdoctoral research in probability and related areas in Montreal; this post lists some of them.

  1. The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques and the Institute des Sciences Mathématiques jointly offer the CRM-ISM postdoctoral fellowships; these are two-year fellowships in any area of mathematics. Further details here; application deadline December 8.
  2. The Québec merit program for foreign students offers postdoctoral fellowships in all areas of research. Applicants should contact prospective supervisors regarding this program; they must be pre-selected in spring-summer of year x (e.g. 2018) for a postdoctoral fellowship beginning in summer-fall of year x+1 (e.g. 2019). Further details here.
  3. The Banting postdoctoral fellowships are open to researchers in all areas. Applications must be internally reviewed by the host university. This process takes place in April (approximately) of year x for a postdoctoral fellowship beginning in summer-fall of year x+1. Further details here.
  4. The University of Ottawa Department of Mathematics and Statistics recruits several postdocs annually. Further details are available here.

Louigi Addario-Berry named (co-)Editor-in-Chief of the CJM

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has just announced that Louigi Addario-Berry (Probability lab member) and Eyal Goren have been appointed as the incoming Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM). The CMS announcement praised both as “leading researchers in their fields who have the editorial skills and vision to steer this journal through the current climate of change and uncertainty in the publishing sector and at the same time maintain, if not increase, the journal’s standing as one of the world’s best mathematics journals.” For more information see:

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).

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