January 1996 - The CRM-Fields Institute Prize for 1996 was
awarded to Professor George A. Elliott of the University of Toronto
and the University of Copenhagen.
George Elliott obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Queens University
in Kingston in 1965 and 1966 and his Ph.D. at the University of
Toronto in 1969. After postdoctoral fellowships at the University
of British Columbia and Queens University and a year at the Institute
for Advanced Study in Princeton, he accepted the position of lektor
at the University of Copenhagen in 1972. In 1984 he was named
adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.
Professor Elliott has published more than 100 papers and given
invited talks at some 48 universities and numerous meetings. He
served as editor of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the
Canadian Mathematical Bulletin and currently edits the Mathematical
Reports of the Academy of Sciences of Canada.
In addition to the work cited above George Elliott has made important
contributions in other areas of operator algebras: derivations
and automorphisms of C*-algebras, classification of AF-algebras
in terms of their ordered Ko-groups, and non-commutative tori.
Professor Elliott will lecture on his work at each institute, later