Law and math researchers win coveted Canada Council for the Arts award
Two of this year's 10 Killam Research Fellowships have been awarded to McGill University researchers – one who studies legal theory, and the other who researches algebraic number theory. Stephen A. Smith, William Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law, and Henri Darmon, James McGill Professor of Mathematics, have each been awarded a fellowship considered among Canada's most distinguished research awards.
Killam Research Fellowships, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, have a value of $70,000 a year and enable Canada's best researchers to devote two years to full-time research. Prof. Smith's award will allow him to carry out a research project called Court Orders and the Replication, Transformation and Creation of Rights. Prof. Darmon's award will further his research into elliptic curves, modular forms and algebraic cycles.
"Killam Fellowships are highly prized awards because they offer Canada's brightest researchers the opportunity to advance their investigations significantly," said Denis Thérien, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). "Stephen Smith and Henri Darmon are pursuing research that has been judged to be excellent and relevant to Canada and Canadians. We are extremely proud of them."
The Killam Research Fellowship awards support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, the social, natural and health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields. The Killam Selection Committee, made up of 14 eminent scientists and scholars representing a broad range of disciplines, considered 97 applications during this year's selection process. The Killam Research Fellowships are made possible by a bequest from the late Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam.
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