Henri Darmon

Pure and Applied Mathematics

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."

Birthdate
October 22, 1965

Birthplace
Paris, France

Residence
Montreal, Quebec

Family Members
  • Spouse: Galia Dafni, mathematician at Concordia U.
  • Daughter: Maia

Personality
Persistent, obsessive, modest.

Favorite Music
Jazz, French singers like Brassens, Vigneault

Other Interests
Reading novels (SF), skiing, swimming

Title
Professor

Office
Dept of Mathematics, McGill

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc (Math and Comp Sci), McGill, 1987
  • PhD (Math), Harvard, 1991

Awards
  • 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

Mentor

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

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