On April 10th from 14:50 (2:50 pm) until about 16:00 (4:00 pm) in HA010 Eric C. Wyatt, a graduate of the Concordia 4-year Mathematics program and now a Financial Analyst with John Deere Reman will present a talk on
Applying Math Beyond the Classroom
This talk is primarily directed to current students in Concordia's Mathematics programs, but everybody is invited to attend! If you ever wondered what a Mathematics degree may be good for, now is the time to find out!
The 2012/2013 recipients of the Concordia Academic Award for excellence in Mathematics are Maria Saus-Gagnon and David Timm.
Pierre Deligne, professor emeritus in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, has won the 2013 Abel Prize "for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields." Deligne has excelled in finding connections between various fields of mathematics, which has led to several important discoveries. One of his most famous contributions was his proof of the last of the Weil conjectures in 1973. This earned him both the Fields Medal (1978) and the Crafoord Prize (1988), the latter jointly with Alexander Grothendieck. Deligne has also been awarded the Henri Poincaré Prize (1974), the Balzan Prize (2004), and the Wolf Prize (jointly with Phillip Griffiths and David Mumford in 2008).
Some Mathematics, Computing Science & Chemistry faculty as well as a senior Mathematics student at the President's Reception for Academic Scholars 2012
Photo by New Light Photography
Maxim Kontsevich, Nathan Seiberg, and Edward Witten have each won the US$3 million dollar Fundamental Physics Prize, a new prize that acknowledges accomplishments in fundamental physics and advances in closely related fields. The prize recognizes Kontsevich for his "contributions which have taken the fruitful interaction between modern theoretical physics and mathematics to new heights," Seiberg for "major contributions to our understanding of quantum field theory and string theory, ... with fundamental applications in physics and mathematics," and Witten's "contributions to physics... and numerous applications of quantum field theory to mathematics." The Fundamental Physics Prize website includes information about the other winners of the inaugural prize, as well as the new foundation that funds the prize.