PRESS RELEASE

October 20, 2014

Toronto Symposium to Honour First Israeli Winner of Prestigious Fields Medal

TORONTO, September, 20, 2013 – 2010 Fields Medallist Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew University) will give a public lecture on September 30, 2013 in Toronto. His lecture will be part of the public opening for the 2013 Fields Medal Symposium. The Symposium honours a recent recipient of the Fields Medal, the most prestigious honour in mathematics, while advancing Canada’s position in the global knowledge economy.

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, and Paul Young, University of Toronto Vice President – Research will give remarks at the event.

Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 9:00 p.m.
Place: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Elon Lindenstrauss will also participate in a panel discussion for undergraduate and high school students, as part of the Fields Medal Symposium activities.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 7:00 9:00 p.m.
Place: The Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto

Information about the Symposium can be found here.

The Fields Institute is an international centre for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Every year, its programs attract more than 4000 participants from around the world. The Institute is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation (US), and a growing list of partner universities in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

 

The Fields Institute
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Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1 Canada

For more information, please contact
Andrea MacLeod, Communications Officer:
Telephone: (416) 348-9710 x3024
E-mail: communications@fields.utoronto.ca
Website: www.fields.utoronto.ca