January 1997 -The Centre de recherches mathématiques and the
Fields Institute are pleased to announce the winner of the CRM-Fields
prize for 1997: Professor James Arthur of the University of Toronto.
James Arthur is currently a University Professor of mathematics
at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics
at Yale University in 1970, and taught at Princeton University,
Yale University and Duke University before coming to the University
of Toronto in 1979. He has also worked at the Institute for Advanced
Study in Princeton, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
in France and the Max-Planck Institut in Bonn. In 1994 he gave
the Hermann Weyl lectures at the Institute for Advanced Study.
His research interests are automorphic forms, number theory, representation
theory and harmonic analysis on real and p-adic groups. He is
an associate editor of the International Mathematics Research
Notices, the Journal of the American Mathematical Society and
Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik. He is a
fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal
Society of London.