André Aisenstadt Prize

Created in 1991, the André Aisenstadt Prize in Mathematics, which includes a scholarship and a medal, recognizes outstanding research results in pure or applied mathematics by a young Canadian mathematician.

Call for nominations

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) solicits nominations for the André Aisenstadt Mathematics Prize, awarded to recognize talented young Canadian mathematicians. This Prize celebrates outstanding research achievement by a young Canadian mathematician and consists of a monetary award and a medal.

The recipient is chosen by the CRM’s International Scientific Advisory Committee. The prize is generally awarded yearly, although in a given year the decision may be made not to award it. Candidates must be no more than seven years from their Ph.D., and be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, or hold a tenure-track academic position in Canada. 

To be eligible for the André Aisenstadt Prize in the year N, a candidate must have received his/her Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in the year N – 8 or subsequently. The committee may exceptionally consider candidates who have received their degree prior but very near to the year N – 8, if it can be demonstrated that special circumstances, such as parental leaves or other leaves of absence from work, delayed professional achievements.

The recipient is invited to deliver a lecture at the CRM and to write a brief article on his or her work for publication in the Bulletin of the CRM.

The deadline for nominations is March 1st of the calendar year. The nominations should be submitted to the Director of the CRM, by at least two sponsors who are responsible for providing the following information:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a list of publications,
  • a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination,
  • up to four reprints,
  • and a maximum of four letters of support.

Unselected nominations remain active for two further years if not withdrawn and provided they still meet the Prize eligibility criteria. The nominations can be updated if desired.

Submit nominations to :

2023 Elina Robeva (University of British Columbia)
2023 Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman (University of Toronto)
2022 Yevgeny Liokumovich (University of Toronto)
2021 Giulio Tiozzo (University of Toronto)
2021 Tristan C. Collins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2020 Robert Haslhofer (University of Toronto)
2020 Egor Shelukhin (Université de Montréal)
2019 Yaniv Plan (University of British Columbia)
2018 Benjamin Rossman (University of Toronto)
2017 Jacob Tsimerman (University of Toronto)
2016 Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa)
2015 Louis-Pierre Arguin (Université de Montréal and City University of New York)
2014 Sabin Cautis (University of British Columbia)
2013 Spyros Alexakis (University of Toronto)
2012 Marco Gualtieri (University of Toronto)
2012 Young-Heon Kim (University of British Columbia)
2011 Joel Kamnitzer (University of Toronto)
2010 Omer Angel (University of British Columbia)
2009 Valentin Blomer (University of Toronto)
2008 Jozsef Solymosi (University of British Columbia)
2008 Jonathan Taylor (Université de Montréal)
2007 Gregory G. Smith (Queen’s University)
2007 Alexander E. Holroyd (University of British Columbia)
2006 Iosif Polterovich (Université de Montréal)
2006 Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia)
2005 Ravi Vakil (Stanford University)
2004 Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)
2003 Alexander Brudnyi (University of Calgary)
2002 Jinyi Chen (University of British Columbia)
2001 Eckhard Meinrenken (University of Toronto)
2000 Changfeng Gui (University of Connecticut)
1999 John A. Toth (McGill University)
1998 Boris A. Khesin (University of Toronto)
1997 Henri Darmon (McGill University)
1997 Lisa C. Jeffrey  (McGill University and University of Toronto)
1996 Adrian S. Lewis (University of Waterloo)
1995 Nigel Higson (Pennsylvania State University)
1995 Michael J. Ward (University of British Columbia)
1994 (No prize awarded)
1993 Ian F. Putnam (University of Victoria)
1992 Niky Kamran (McGill University)