November 27, 2015

Inaugural CRM-Fields Prize Winner: Professor H.S.M. Coxeter

January 1995 - The Centre de recherches mathématiques and the Fields Institute are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural CRM-Fields prize for 1995: Professor H.S.M. Coxeter of the University of Toronto.

H.S.M (Donald) Coxeter earned is BA in 1929 and his PhD in 1931 from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He led the Canadian Mathematical Society and International Congress of Mathematicians, and has received numerous honorary degrees.

Coxeter joined mathematics at UofT in 1936 where he was an active member of the geometry seminar. He has been described by many as a great geometer and has made contributions of fundamental importance to the fields such as the theory of polytopes, non-Euclidean geometry, discrete groups adn combinatorial theory.

As a CRM-Fields prize winner, Professor Coxeter will present his lecture "Evolution of Coxeter-Dynkin Diagrams" in the Fall..