Primes, postdocs and pretentiousness
September 28, 2022
CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize Colloquium
Reflections on the research developments that have contributed to this award, mostly to do with the distribution of primes and multiplicative functions, discussing my research team's contributions, and the possible future for several of these questions.
2021 Award Winner: Andrew Granville, Université de Montréal
Speaker Biography: Andrew Granville is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal. He obtained his PhD from Queens University in 1987. In 2002, he joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal as a senior Canada Research Chair.
Prof. Granville’s broad range of accomplishments include tackling questions in arithmetic geometry, Diophantine approximation, algorithmic and cryptographic aspects, and his deep contributions to analytic number theory. A charismatic communicator, he is widely sought after as a speaker for diverse audiences. Professor Granville has more than 160 published papers to his credit, many of which appear in the field’s top journals. He has also written numerous textbooks and lecture notes. The range of his writing talent extends to a theatrical play and a widely acclaimed graphic novel that explores mathematical themes.
About the CRM-Fields-PIMS prize
The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences. It is awarded jointly by the three largest Canadian mathematics institutes: the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) in Montreal, the Fields Institute in Toronto, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) in Vancouver. 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. As part of this recognition, Professor Virág will receive a monetary award and an invitation to present a lecture at each institute.
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: ESB 1013
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