About the SMS

Scientific and financial partners: The SMS is widely supported by the Canadian mathematical community as well as at the North-American level. Institutional participants and sponsors of this endeavor are: the Centre de Recherche Mathematiques de Montreal (CRM-principal partner), the Fields Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), the Institut de Sciences Mathematiques de Montreal (ISM), the Department of mathematics of the University of Montreal (UdeM) and the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).

Governance: The main decisions concerning the school and, in particular, the selection of the scientific subjects and organizing teams, are the responsibility of the SMS steering board.  The board is appointed for a period of four years. The organizing teams are selected by the board on the basis of a call for applications – distributed widely in the mathematical community – that takes place about two years in advance of each event. An application consists mainly of a description of the scientific interest of the particular theme as well as of a proposed list of speakers.

Selection of the students: The main criterion in the selection of the students is scientific qualifications. Participation of women and minorities is encouraged. Accepted students will generally receive full support covering local accommodation for the duration of the school in the University of Montreal student housing. In many cases, partial or full travel support will be also provided on a competitive basis.