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Recent News


September 6, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Joel Kamnitzer who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)! The title FRSC is granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Canada judges to have “made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life”. It is generally regarded as the highest distinction that can be awarded to those engaged in scholarly endeavors or working in the arts or sciences in Canada.

For additional details about Professor Kamnitzer’s accomplishments, and a complete list of this year’s new fellows, click here.


August 4, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Jacques Hurtubise who has been named the recipient of the 2022 David Borwein Distinguished Career Award for his exceptional, continued, and broad contributions to mathematics. Dr. Hurtubise will receive his award and present a Prize Lecture at the upcoming CMS Winter meeting in Toronto, Ontario (December 2-5, 2022).

Awarded every four years, the David Borwein Distinguished Career Award is, by definition, reserved for those individuals who have made exceptional, broad, and continued contributions to Canadian mathematics.

To read the Canadian Mathematical Society's entire media release, please click here

To read the McGill Reporter article, please click here.


June 10, 2022

Congratulations to Patrick Chatain for winning second place in the Financial Modeling University Championship!

Financial Modeling University Championship gathered participants from over 400 different universities to solve various financial modeling tasks.Financial Modeling University Championship is a great place to learn financial modeling, compete for a $10,000 prize fund and get recognized for your finance skills!

To watch the finals go here


June 9, 2022

Congratulations to the recipients of the TA awards from the Winter 2022 term!

Ruben Calzadella-Bader, Bryden Cheong, Gabriel Duchesne, and Marti Roset Julia!

Receiving honorable mention are Gavin Barill, Hughes Bellemare, and Leo Huang.

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards recognizes exceptional work from TAs in our department by way of course evaluations. Congratulations to you all on continuing to deliver quality teaching to our undergraduate students.


May 30, 2022

Congratulations to Professor David A. Stephens on being awarded the Gold Medal from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)! The Gold Medal is given annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics or probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work. It is a prestigious honour that serves to recognize current leaders in their fields.


April 29, 2022

Congratulations to Sami Douba on being awarded the 2022 Carl Herz Prize! Mr. Douba will present his work at the ISM Student Colloquium, to be held May 27-29 at Laval University.

Douba has been awarded the Carl Herz Prize for his article Proper CAT(0) actions of unipotent-free linear groups which has been submitted for publication. With four articles published or submitted, he has already manifested independence and versatility as a mathematician. His work has drawn the attention of the international community, and he has been invited to give many talks on his work, including at Université Paris-Saclay, Cambridge, Oxford, and the ENS, Paris.

Throughout his time at McGill he has been an active member of the Quebec mathematics community as organizer of the Geometric Group Theory Seminar, co-organizer of the Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Student Seminar, and co-organizer of the virtual summer school series Geometric Group Theory without Boundaries.

Sami will be finishing his PhD this summer and then moving to Paris where he has been awarded a Huawei Young Talents Program Fellowship at the IHES.


April 1, 2022

Congratulations to Benoit Corsini on being announced as a finalist in McGill’s 3MT/MT180 2022 Competition!

This competition gives graduate students the chance to showcase their leading-edge research before a live audience. With only three

minutes and a single slide, students must engage viewers and convey the complexities of their work to a diverse, non-expert audience.

To support Benoit, you can watch the event live on April 6, 2022 from 3pm-5pm.

For more information on the competition and the finalists, please click here


November 10, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Dani Wise and Professor Piotr Przytyki on being awarded the 2022 American Mathematical Society E.H. Moore Research Article Prize for their JAMS paper "Mixed 3- manifolds are virtually special". 

To read the article, please go here


June 16, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Eyal Z. Goren on being announced as a member of the 2021 CMS Class of Fellows. The Fellowship recognizes CMS members who have made excellent contributions to mathematical research, teaching, or exposition; as well as having distinguished themselves in service to Canada’s mathematical community. To read the CMS media release, go here.


June 3, 2021

Congratulations to the recipients of the TA awards from the Winter 2021 term!

Elio Abi Younes, Shomoita Alam, Matthew Bowen, Benoit Corsini, Karim Elmallakh, Stefan Grosser, Alexis Leroux-Lapierre, Hovsep Mazakian, Amanda Petcu, and Tyrel Stokes

All Teaching Assistants did exceptionally well this semester and continued to step up and deliver top notch teaching to our undergrads during these challenging times.


May 31, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Rustum Choksi on being the recipient of the 2021 Leo Yaffe Award! This award recognizes outstanding and superior teaching contributions in the education and training of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science. To read more, click here


May 13, 2021

Congratulations to Benoît Corsini on being announced as one of the 2021 Carl Herz Prize winners. Corsini has been awarded the Carl Herz Prize for his paper co-authored with Louigi Addario-Berry "The height of Mallows trees" which is accepted for publication in the journal Annals of Probability. To learn more, please go to the ISM Website here.


January 19, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Adam Oberman on being announced as one of 2021's Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. To read more, click here.


January 19, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Courtney Paquette on being announced as one of 2020's Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. To read more, click here


December 17, 2020

The winners of the Winter 2020 Teaching Assistant Award are Shaza Alsibaai, Gavin Barill, Jordan Barrett, Edward Chernysh, Reginald Lybbert, and Carlos Valero.

Receiving honorable mention are Olivier Henot, Hovsep Mazakian, James McVittie, and Peng Tang. 

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!


November 5, 2020

Celebrating Professor Tony Humphries & Professor Thomas Fox! The McGill Reporter has released two feature articles celebrating Humphries and Fox winning the 2020 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching. To read the articles, please see the links below. 

"What I began to realize was, in the end, it wasn't so much what I was teaching that mattered, it was what the students were learning." - Tony Humphries


"Mathematics is not about getting high grades,” says the long-time course lecturer renowned for his command performances in the classroom. “It's about understanding parallel universes that we cannot see or touch." -Thomas Fox


November 4, 2020

The 2020 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Associate Professors has been awarded to Tony Humphries. Since arriving here in the 1990’s, he has been a key player in revamping our offerings in applied mathematics, in particular reinvigorating the teaching of non-linear dynamics and ordinary differential equations. His enthusiasm in teaching is infectious; computer illustrations and interdisciplinary examples, often based on his own research, complement the harder mathematics fabric and makes palatable many of the technicalities. He has also supervised a multitude of undergraduate research projects, each tailored to the strengths of the student; more than half of these students have ended up with peer-reviewed publications as a result,  an outstanding and highly uncommon track-record for undergraduate research in our field. 


November 4, 2020

The 2020 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Course Lecturers has gone to Thomas Fox. Dr. Fox, or simply Fox, as he is universally known, has been a leading light in our department’s teaching ever since his time here as a graduate student in the 1970s. He has, over the years, helped us greatly in our provision of teaching; one example being when he took on at short notice a 600 student first year calculus class in the 1990s, and landed not only on his feet, but brilliantly. In the past few years he has focused on the basic Classical Geometry course, and the History of Mathematics course. His approach, combining insight, humour, and a wide culture of mathematics has made these courses some of our most popular offerings.


September 15th, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Professor Christian Genest on being awarded the John L. Synge Award! To read the article in the McGill Reporter click here.


September 1st, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Adam Oberman and Professor Courtney Paquette on being announced as Associate Academic Members at Mila. To read more, click here.


June 26, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Henri Darmon for being named a Fellow in the Canadian Mathematical Society's Class of 2020


June 19, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Professor Charles Roth on winning the Engineering Class of 1890 Teaching Award! This award recognize exceptional contributions in teaching made by Course Lecturers and/or non-Engineering McGill professors who teach engineering students.


June 18, 2020

Meet Anne Fayolle, McGill's youngest member of the Class of 2020! With a Bachelor of Science in Honours Mathematics and a Minor in Computer Science, the teenager is indeed the youngest person to graduate from McGill in 2020. For more information go here.


May 25, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Erica Moodie- Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University-  for being awarded the 2020 CRM-SSC Prize.The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) in recognition of outstanding research carried out primarily in Canada by a statistician during the first fifteen years after completing a PhD.


May 19, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Louigi Addario-Berry for being named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).  Dr. Addario-Berry received the award for fundamental contributions to probability, in particular to the topics of branching structures and random graphs, and for his devoted service to the mathematical sciences and promotion of diversity within them.

Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 3,500 active members throughout the world.


May 19, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Johanna G. Nešlehová for being named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).  Dr. Nešlehová received the award for fundamental contributions to multivariate statistics, in particular stochastic dependence modeling and extreme­-value theory; for promoting the sound application of statistics in risk management; for her editorial work; and for her service to the statistical profession.

Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 3,500 active members throughout the world.


February 21, 2020

The winners of the Mathematics and Statistics T.A. Award for the Fall 2019 term have been announced. Congratulations to Elio Abi Younes, Edward Chernysh, and Sam Fisher! 


January 26, 2020

Louis Nirenberg dies at 94.

We deeply regret to report the passing of Louis Nirenberg, one of our Department's and indeed the University’s most illustrious alumni. Louis attended Baron Bing High School in Montreal (, then came to McGill during the second world war. He then moved to NYU's Courant Institute in 1945, where he stayed, first as a student, then as a faculty member. His fundamental contributions include the pioneering work on nonlinear PDE techniques in global differential geometry, the Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequalities in the theory of Sobolev spaces, the Agmon-Douglis-Nirenberg theory of elliptic boundary value problems, the John-Nirenberg space of functions of bounded mean oscillation (BMO), the Kohn–Nirenberg theory of pseudo-differential operators, and the Newlander-Nirenberg theorem in complex geometry.His career was illustrious, and recognized by many honours, most notably an Abel prize (, but also by a McGill honorary degree in 1986. In latter years we were fortunate to have him as fairly frequent visitor, notably to the first four editions of the CRM’s lecture series established in his honour ( A nice obituary can be found here:

January 16, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Christian Genest for being chosen as a Fellow of the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy for 2020-2021. He will conduct activities to ensure that science better informs policy making.

Trottier Fellowship

Space-time modeling of extreme events with environmental applications

Through the Trottier Public Science Policy Program, Dr. Genest and his research team will intensify and expand their recent interdisciplinary collaborative efforts to develop and apply statistical methods to study and model the frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall, spring floods, sanitary sewer overflows and other water-related catastrophic events over spatial domains with a view to inform public policies and design mitigation/protective measures in the face of climate change. Motivation for this work stems in part from the massive fluvial spring floods that occurred around Montréal and in other areas of southeastern Canada in Spring 2017 and 2019, which caused costly damages to residents and infrastructures and recently led the Québec Government to request an update of the flood hazard maps through the Info-Crue Project. Dr. Genest’s work on these and other precipitation-related hazard-management issues, will be rooted in extreme-value theory, whose probabilistic framework is ideally suited for the assessment of the risk and amplitude of catastrophic events but which needs to be extended to account for processes which they are driven by global phenomena affecting many locations over time. Software and other practical data-analytical tools will also be developed to assist cities and governments, public utility companies, and industries in managing equipments, designing protective measures, and developing policies to ensure economic stability and safeguard public health.

June 27, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Louigi Addario-Berry for his recent induction into the Canadian Mathematical Society's Second Inaugural Class of Fellows!

"The Fellows Program was instituted to recognize mathematicians who have made very significant contributions to the profession and to the Canadian Mathematical Society. Fellowship recognizes CMS members who have made excellent contributions to mathematical research, teaching, or exposition; as well as having distinguished themselves in service to Canada’s mathematical community."

"Induction to the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows was based upon nominations or a recipient of a CMS prize or award for outstanding contributions for research, education, exposition and service to the Society."

The full media release can be accessed here.

June 4, 2019

Congratulations to Professor David A. Stephens for his election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Congratulations to our recent PhD graduate Mikhail Karpukhin for winning the D.W. Ambridge Prize, to be conferred upon an outstanding McGill graduate receiving a Doctoral degree in 2018-2019 in any discipline of the Physical Sciences or Engineering. Well done Mikhail!

May 31, 2019

Professor Johanna Nešlehová is the winner of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching for 2019. Congratulations on this exceptional achievement.

May 24, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Mathematics and Statistics T.A. Award for the Winter 2019 term. 

Shane Andrews for MATH 315, Ryan Boyce for MATH 151, Annik Gougeon for MATH 204, Reginald Lybbert for MATH 133, and Hovsep Mazakian for MATH 141.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

May 3, 2019

Congratulations to two of our recent graduates, who were named this year's recipients of two very prestigious awards.

Dr. Alice Pozzi has been awarded the Carl Herz Prize for her article “On the failure of Gorensteinness at weight 1 Eisentein points of the eigencurve” co-authored with Adel Betina and Mladen Dimitrov and submitted for publication.

Dr. Mikhail Karpukhin was named the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Mathematical Society Doctoral Prize. Dr. Karpukhin will receive the award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, December 6-9, 2019.

Congratulations to you both!

May 2, 2019 

Congratulations to Professor Johanna Nešlehová on winning the 2019 CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics.

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Piotr Przytycki on being awarded the AMS Centennial Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes excellence in the candidate research - this is a well deserved award.

February 28, 2019

Our newest member of the Department, Prof. Brent Pym, was recently awarded the Lichnerowicz Prize for his notable contributions in Poisson Geometry.  Congratulations on this outstanding acheivement.  For the full details please visit the AMS newsletter

February 11, 2019

The winners of the Fall 2018 Teaching Assistant Award are Peter Zenz for MATH 141, Dana Berman for MATH 242, James McVittie for MATH 324, and Edward Chernysh for MATH 254. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

December 10, 2018

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Fellows Program. The Inaugural Class of Fellows consists of 49 members (including Prof. Jacques Hurtubise) from the Canadian Mathematical community. For the full Press Release and list of members please visit here.

November 29, 2018

A heartfelt congratulations to our very own Prof. Sidney Trudeau on winning the 2018 Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching. A true honour to have him as a colleague and a testament to his dedication and hard work in our Department! Kudos!

October 9, 2018

Congratulations to our winners at the Faculty of Science’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on October 4, 2018

1st Prize went to Gabriel Rioux and Christopher Scarvelis (supervisors: Rustum Choksi & Tim Hoheisel) in the Computational & Mathematical Sciences category for their project titled Barcode Deblurring via the Method of Maximum Entropy on the Mean 

2nd Prize winner is Isaac Gibbs (supervisor: Linan Chen) in the same category for his project titled Asymptotic Properties of Voronoi Cells in Random Tessellations

A heartfelt congratulations to the winners on such an amazing accomplishment, bravo! For more information on the event please visit

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to James Rickards, PhD candidate in Number Theory, on being awarded the Vanier Scholarship for 2018.  The Scholarship is one of Canada’s most prestigious graduate awards and exemplifies academic excellence.  Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!

May 23, 2018

The winners of the Winter 2018 Teaching Assistant Award are Annabelle Redelmeier for MATH 323 and Tyler Cassidy for MATH 141.  Congratulations!

May 17, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Dani Wise on being an elected Fellow of the Royal Society

May 11, 2018

Congratulations to Mikhail Karpukhin on winning the 2018 Carl Herz Prize.  Mikhail Karpukhin is completing his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Dmitry Jakobson and Iosif Polterovich.  Congratulations on this incredible achievement!

April 27, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Maksym Radziwill on winning the CMS Coxeter-James Prize for 2018

This prize recognizes young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.  

January 26, 2018

The winners of the Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant Award are Tyler Cassidy and Magid Sabbagh and honourable mention to David Lilienfeldt.  Congratulations to all!

November 24, 2017

Congratulations to Clare Lyle on being awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. This is an incredible achievement! Link

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Edward Chernysh on winning 2nd prize for his project with supervisor Professor Jérôme Vétois: "Weakly Monotone Decreasing Solutions to Elliptic Schrödinger Systems"  in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences category at the Undergraduate Research Conference October 26. What an outstanding achievement!

October 6, 2017

Professor Henri Darmon will be giving a presentation titled "p-adic Analysis and Hilbert's Twelfth Problem" at the Conférence Prix CRM-FIELDS-PIMS 2017 at the CRM UdeM. 

October 4, 2017

Statistics Canada will be holding an information session on recruitment October 4th, 2017 at 12:00pm in Burnside Hall Room 1024. For additional information please follow the link

September 20, 2017

The Conference "Risk in Complex Systems: Models, Applications, Perceptions, and Policy Implications" hosted by the CRM will be held from August to December 2017. All info can be found here

September 18, 2017

Registration has opened for the 2018 ICMP being held in Montreal July 23-28, 2018. You can register here

August 21-25, 2017

A conference honouring Jacques Hurtubise on his 60th birthday will he held at the CRM.  "Gauge Theories, Monopolies, Moduli spaces and Integrable Systems" . 

June 20, 2017

Maksym Radziwill has been announced as one the International Congress of Mathematicians speakers for 2018, a recognition of Maks's outstanding research achievements in the last few years.  In addition, Adjunct Professor Adrian Iovita (Concordia) is also an invited speaker.  A full list of ICM speakers can be found here:

May 23, 2017

Angela White is the recipient of the Faculty of Science Excellence Award for 2017.  This Award is a recognition of the important contributions that Angie has made to the Department, the Faculty of Science and the University.    Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

May 17, 2017

James McVittie is the winner of the Winter 2017 Teaching Assistant Award.  We would like to thank James for all his hard work and dedication.

May 12, 2017

Maksym Radziwill has been appointed Canada Research Chair in Number Theory  (Tier II).

Many congratulations on this achievement and the recognition.

April 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Siyuan Lu, a PhD student is the 2017 recipient of the Carl Herz Prize.

The Prize has been awarded to Mr. Lu for his article, co-authored with Pengfei Guan, “Curvature estimates for immersed hypersurfaces in Riemannian manifolds” published in Inventiones mathematicae. At this early stage in his career, Lu has already made significant contributions to the field of fully nonlinear elliptic equations and their use in geometric analysis, having single-authored two other high quality research papers in the area.

Mr. Lu obtained his Bachelor's of science degree at the University of Science and Technology of China and completed his Ph.D. entitled On a class of fully nonlinear equations and their applications in geometry under the supervision of Pengfei Guan. Next Fall he will be continuing as a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University.

The Carl Herz Prize recognizes a research contribution made by a doctoral student registered at one of the ISM universities whose supervisor is a member of an ISM scientific group. The $4,000 cash prize is accompanied by a $1,000 travel grant, allowing the recipient to present his or her research at a conference. This year’s Selection Committee consisted of Galia Dafni (Concordia), Alexander Fribergh (Université de Montréal), Antonio Lei (Université Laval), Frédéric Rochon (UQAM), and Vasilisa Shramchenko (Université de Sherbrooke).

April 7, 2017

The Mathematical Congress of the Americas will be taking place in Montreal from July 24th to July 28th, 2017. (See here for details)

April 6, 2017

Professor Jean-Christophe Nave is the winner of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching for 2017. Congratulations on this exceptional achievement. 

February 21, 2017

Professor Maksym Radziwill is the winner of the Sloan Research Fellowship for 2017 (see here). Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!

January 19, 2017

Professor Henri Darmon is the winner of the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize for 2017 (see here).  Congratulations on this great achievement!

January 17, 2017

Louigi Addario-Berry and Eyal Goren are announced as the incoming Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (CJM) by The Canadian Mathematical Society (see here).

December 22, 2016

Professor Maksym Radziwill receives the 2016 SASTRA -Ramanujan Prize with Kaisa Matomaki for their joint work on averages of multiplicative functions in short intervals (see here)

November 22, 2016

Professor Henri Darmon is the winner of the 2017 AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!

October 20, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Maksym Radziwill on winning the 2016 SASTRA -Ramanujan Prize.  It recognizes the outstanding contributions by young mathematicians to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan.

June 28, 2016

The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) has approved our Associate Statistician Accredidation. Specific courses have been approved for use in fulfilling the educational requirements for the A.Stat. Designation of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). See the Department or the SSC website ( for details. Course listings will be available here in the coming days.

June 1, 2016

Professor Henri Darmon was awarded the Faculty of Science's Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Spring 2016 convocation ceremony.  Congratulations!

April 15, 2016

Dani Wise has been awarded one of the renowned Guggenheim Fellowships for 2016, a rare achievement in the Natural Sciences.

March 29, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dani Wise has been awarded the 2016 Jeffrey-Williams Award!

Wise is widely recognized as one of the top geometric group theorists in the world, and the best of his generation. His work has had a profound impact, not only in the immediate subject of geometric group theory, but also playing a key role in the solution of outstanding open problems in the theory of 3-manifolds.

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Louigi Addario-Berry on winning the CMS Coxeter-James Prize for 2016

This prize recognizes young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. Louigi’s work in probability and combinatorics places him at the forefront of his discipline.

March 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Adam Oberman on winning a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics for 2016.  A list of all the awardees for this year can be found here.

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