June 28, 2016


Coxeter, Distinguished and Statistical Science Lecture Series

Coxeter and Distinguished Lecture Series

The Coxeter and Distinguished Lecture Series bring a leading international mathematician in the field of the thematic program of the Institute to give a series of three lectures. The first of the lectures is intended for a general mathematical audience and the remaining lectures are intended to highlight some recent important developments in the field of the program. The speaker is selected by the Institute's Scientific Advisory Panel.

The Fields Institute Scientific Advisory Panel will designate a recipient on the basis of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the mathematical sciences, with excellence in research and strong presentation skills as the main selection criteria. The special lectures are usually associated with a thematic program. Nominations should include supporting documentation and contact information on the candidate, and should be sent to the director.

For more detail on both these programs, see the thematic program proposals web page.

Nominations are considered at the fall and spring meetings of the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), and should be sent by September 15 or March 15 to:
The Director
The Field Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
222 College Street, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1

or by email to:

Previous Coxeter and Distinguished Speakers
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Distinguished Lectures
May 28-30, 2013
Jean-Pierre Serre, Collège de France

Coxeter Lecture
May 21-23, 2013
Raman Parimala,
Emory University

Distinguished Lectures
Nov. 7-9,2012
Matthew D. Foreman, UCIrvine

Distinguished Lectures
Aug. 28-30, 2012
Assaf Naor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Distinguished Lectures
May 7-9, 2012
Emmanuel Candés, Stanford University

Coxeter Lecture
Feb. 29-Mar 2, 2012
Michael Harris, Université Paris 7, Jussieu

Distinguished Lectures
April 18-20, 2012
Christophe Breuil, Université Paris-Sud

Coxeter Lectures
November 7-11, 2011
Stephen Smale, City University of Hong Kong

Distinguished Lectures
October 12-14, 2011
Erik Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science (DLSS)

The Fields Institute annually hosts the prestigious Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science (DLSS) This lecture series has been held annually since 2000, and consists of one general lecture and one more specialized lecture by an internationally prominent statistical scientist. A nominating committee solicits nominations from the Canadian statistical community, and makes a recommendation to the Fields Scientific Advisory Panel which is responsible for the selection of speakers.

The 2015-16 nominating committee is:
Patrick Brown (University of Toronto) - Chair
Thierry Duchesne (Université Laval)
Xin Gao (York University)
Peter Kim (University of Guelph)
Christiane Lemieux (University of Waterloo)
Ruslan Salakhutdinov (University of Toronto)

Previous speakers include: Xiao-Li Meng, Norman Breslow, Jerome Friedman, David Spiegelhalter and Persi Diaconis. For a full list click here.

Call for Nominations: The deadline for nominations is October 1st. A letter of support and a CV should be sent to:

Patrick Brown
c/o DLSS Nominations
Fields Institute
222 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1
or by e-mail to: Patrick Brown, patrick.brown<at>utoronto.ca

Previous Distinguished Statistical Science Speakers
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Fall 2014,
Bin Yu University of California, Berkeley

November,14-15, 2013
Xiao-Li Meng, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, Harvard

November/December, 2012
Norman Breslow, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

October 5-6, 2011
Jerome H. Friedman, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

May 3-4, 2010
Jianqing Fan Frederick L. Moore Professor of Finance, Director of Committee of Statistical Studies, Department of Operation Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

May 27- 28, 2009
David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

September 27-28, 2007
Persi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford University
Mathematics and Magic Tricks

April 3 & 4, 2006
Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington

November 9-10, 2005
Bradley Efron, Stanford University

September 14-15, 2004
Sir David Cox, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford,

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