Aisenstadt Chairs

The Aisenstadt Chair allows us to welcome, in each of the thematic programs, world-famous mathematicians for a one-week to a one-semester stay. The recipients of the Chair give a series of lectures on preselected topics, chosen because of their relevance and impact within the thematic program, the first of which, in compliance with the donor André Aisenstadt’s wish, must be accessible to a wide audience. They are also invited to write a monograph in the CRM Monographs Series published by the American Mathematical Society.

Brief history

Dr. André Aisenstadt, a businessman and well known patron of the arts and sciences, held a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Zurich. In 1991, he was given the high distinction of Grand Officier of the Ordre national du Québec. He always maintained a keen interest in the study of mathematics. For more than twenty years, he expressed his support for the Université de Montréal, creating the chair which carries his name. Dr. Aisenstadt deceased in December 2001.