Recent News

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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