One of the world's leading number theorists, working on Hilbert's 12th problem.
"Somewhere out there is a theory that would explain my empirical observations, and this theory has yet to be discovered. Mathematics thrives on such mysteries."
- October 22, 1965
- Paris, France
- Montreal, Quebec
- Family Members
- Spouse: Galia Dafni, mathematician at Concordia U.
- Daughter: Maia
- Persistent, obsessive, modest.
- Favorite Music
- Jazz, French singers like Brassens, Vigneault
- Other Interests
- Reading novels (SF), skiing, swimming
- Dept of Mathematics, McGill
- BSc (Math and Comp Sci), McGill, 1987
- PhD (Math), Harvard, 1991
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Award, 1996
- Le Prix de mathématiques André-Aisenstadt, 1997
- Coxeter-James Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society, 1998
- Steacie Prize (NSERC), 2002
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2003
Jim Lambek, math is an alive and happening subject with lots remaining to discover. John McKay, math professor taught the attraction of things not at all understood, use of experimental math, also Galois theory. Jean Pierre Serre, for quality of mathematical taste & expression, crystal clear explanations. Andrew Wiles, inspired by his style, his obsession and creative methods--had a feel for the do-able and good math instinct.
- Last Updated
- December 11, 2013