2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize Lecture: Andrew Granville

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2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize Lecture: Andrew Granville

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of Andrew Granville, Université de Montréal.

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The Fields Institute 222 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3J1 Canada

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The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are proud to award the 2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize to Andrew Granville, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal, for his outstanding achievements in the mathematical sciences. Prof. Granville’s influence is measured only in part by his important research and mentoring contributions; just as essential are his love for his subject matter, his boundless energy and creativity, and his enthusiasm in communicating the beauty of mathematics to others.

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 under his belt, many of which appear in the field’s top journals (and have resulted in a very large belt collection). 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.

Prof. Granville has played a significant leadership role in Canadian mathematics since obtaining 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. His presence has had a galvanizing effect on the Montreal mathematics community, in particular. The list of graduate students and postdocs he has trained reads like a who’s who amongst the younger generation of stellar analytic number theorists, including several prominent female mathematicians.

The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences. It is awarded jointly by the three 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 Granville will receive a monetary award and an invitation to present a lecture at each institute.

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