January 2000 The Centre de recherches mathématiques and the
Fields Institute are pleased to announce the winner of the CRMFields
prize for 1999: Professor Israel Michael Sigal of the University
of Toronto
Israel Michael Sigal is one of the leading experts in the mathematical
analysis of nonrelativistic quantum theory worldwide. His theorem
with Soffer on the Nbody problem provided a completely rigorous
solution to a major unsolved problem due to Schroedinger and was
critical in establishing a firm mathematical foundation for quantum
mechanics. His recent contributions to quantum electrodynamics
provide a consistent mathematical description of the theory proposed
by Feynmann, Schwinger and Tomonaga and represents a revolutionary
approach to the subject. Professor Sigal received his bachelor's
degree from Gorky University and his doctorate from TelAviv University.
Among his many honours, he has given addresses at the International
Congress on Mathematical Physics and International Congress of
Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and
received the John L. Synge Award for outstanding work by a Canadian
mathematician in 1993. He is an editor of the Duke Mathematical
Journal and Reviews in Mathematical Physics. He is currently a
University Professor and holds the Norman Stuart Robinson Chair
at the University of Toronto.
Profess Sigal will present his lecture at both institutes in
fall 2000.
