July 9 – 20, 2018 » Montréal Summer Workshop on Challenges in Probability and Mathematical Physics

Organizers: Alexander Fribergh (Montréal) , Louigi Addario-Berry (McGill), Omer Angel (British Columbia)

This event is similar to a short thematic semester. There will be a light schedule of talks, leaving a lot of free time to encourage collaborations between participants and promote discussions between members of different subfields in probability theory.

The central topic of the workshop will be random media, with an emphasis on the following themes: spin glasses, percolation problems in two dimensions, branching Brownian motions and log-correlated fields, Liouville quantum gravity, random walks in random environments and random graphs.

Each lecture day will be focused on one particular theme; speakers will be asked to focus their talks on open problems and tools that need to be developed in order to encourage collaborations between participants.

The workshop, a satellite activity of the XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics that will be held in Montréal on July 23-28,  is jointly supported by the Centre de recherches mathématiques and by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.

March 12 – 16, 2018 » Nirenberg Lectures by Eugenia Malinnikova

CRM Nirenberg Lectures organizers: Pengfei Guan (McGill), Dima Jakobson (McGill), Iosif Polterovich (Montréal), Alina Stancu (Concordia)

The CRM Nirenberg Lectures in Geometric Analysis have taken place every year since 2014. The series is named in honour of Louis Nirenberg, one of the most prominent geometric analysts of our time. The 2018 lectures will be delivered by Professor Eugenia Malinnikova from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Malinnikova’s contributions include a groundbreaking joint work with A. Logunov on the nodal geometry of Laplace eigenfunctions, that has led to a proof of two major conjectures in the field due to Shing-Tung Yau and Nikolai Nadirashvili. The research achievements of Eugenia Malinnikova have been recognized by the 2017 Clay Research Award and an invitation to speak at the 2018 ICM in Rio de Janeiro.

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March 14 – Simon Singh Conference: Homer’s Last Theorem — From Fermat to The Simpsons

Join Simon Singh, one of the world’s most popular science and maths writers on a whistle-stop tour through the bestselling books that he has written over the last two decades. Fermat’s Last Theorem looks at one of the biggest mathematical puzzles of the millennium; The Code Book shares the secrets of cryptology; and Simon’s latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, enters the world of the world’s most popular TV show. Simon will also discuss his other books, Big Bang, which explores the history of cosmology, and “Trick or Treatment?”, which asks some hard questions about alternative medicine.
Date : March 14, 2018
Time : 19h30
Venue : Université de Montréal, Pavillon Jean-Coutu, Salle S1-151

Le 14 mars est le Jour de Pi ! 
Animations sur Pi à compter de 19h.

La conférence sera suivie d’un vin d’honneur  

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