The 2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize is awarded to Andrew Granville
The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are proud to award the 2021 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize to Andrew Granville, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal, for his outstanding achievements in the mathematical sciences. Prof. Granville’s influence is measured only in part by his important research and mentoring contributions; just as essential are his love for his subject matter, his boundless energy and creativity, and his enthusiasm in communicating the beauty of mathematics to others.
Prof. Granville’s broad range of accomplishments include tackling questions in arithmetic geometry, Diophantine approximation, algorithmic and cryptographic aspects, and his deep contributions to analytic number theory. A charismatic communicator, he is widely sought after as a speaker for diverse audiences. Professor Granville has more than 160 published papers to his credit, many of which appear in the field’s top journals. He has also written numerous textbooks and lecture notes. The range of his writing talent extends to a theatrical play and a widely acclaimed graphic novel that explores mathematical themes.
Prof. Granville has played a significant leadership role in Canadian mathematics since obtaining his PhD from Queens University in 1987. In 2002, he joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal as a senior Canada Research Chair. His presence has had a galvanizing effect on the Montreal mathematics community, in particular. The list of graduate students and postdocs he has trained in his career reads like a who’s who amongst the younger generation of leading analytic number theorists including several prominent female mathematicians.
As part of this recognition, Professor Granville will receive a monetary award and an invitation to present a lecture at each institute.
Professor Andrew Granville will give his lecture on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm (EST) in a hybrid format.
On-site: room 6214, André-Aisenstadt building, Université de Montréal (limited seating)
Watch the video
Title: Primes, postdocs and pretentiousness
Abstract: Reflections on the research developments that have contributed to this award, mostly to do with the distribution of primes and multiplicative functions, discussing my research team’s contributions, and the possible future for several of these questions.