January 2002 The Centre de recherches mathématiques and the
Fields Institute are pleased to announce the winner of the CRMFields
prize for 2002: John B. Friedlander of the University of Toronto.
Professor Friedlander is one of the world's foremost analytic
number theorists, and is a recognized leader in the theory of
prime numbers and Lfunctions. He received his B.Sc. from the
University of Toronto in 1965, an M.A. from the University of
Waterloo in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Penn State in 1972. He was
a lecturer at M.I.T. in 197476, and has been on the faculty of
the University of Toronto since 1977, where he served as Chair
during 198791. He has also spent several years at the Institute
for Advanced Study where he has collaborated with E.Bombieri and
many others.
Friedlander is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1988),
was an invited lecturer at the 1994 ICM in Zürich and delivered
the CMS JefferyWilliams Lecture in 1999. He has contributed significantly
to mathematics in other ways, especially in Canada, through his
role at NSERC (Mathematics GSC, 199194), as Mathematics Convenor
of the Royal Society of Canada (199093), and as a Council member
(198995) and Scientific Advisory Panel member (19962000) of
the Fields Institute. He has served on the Editorial Board of
the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematics
Bulletin for the past 4 years.
Professor Friedlander will present lectures at both institutes
in fall 2002.
