The 2011 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize is awarded to Mark Lewis
We are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Lewis of the University of Alberta has been named the winner of the 2011 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. The CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize is a premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences. The prize winner is selected each fall by an independent international committee with six members, two being named by each of the three institutes. The prize winner is invited to give a lecture at each of the institutes in the following year. The prize includes a cash award of $10,000.
Mark Lewis holds a Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology, and is the Director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Alberta. His research involves mathematical modelling of biological processes, and is an example of the best interplay of science and mathematics, where ideas from each discipline lead to advances in the other. Mark Lewis’s work develops techniques in stochastic processes, dynamical systems and partial differential equations and has led to significant advances, for example, in modelling territorial pattern formation in wolf populations, predicting population spread in biological invasions like the West Nile virus, and assessing the effect of habitat fragmentation on species survival.
The entire mathematical sciences community is invited to attend Mark Lewis’s prize lecture at either the CRM, the Fields Institute, or PIMS in 2011. Professor Lewis will give a Grande conférence on March 14, 2019.