SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 26, 2014

Symposium Celebrating New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
November 14, 2005

The Royal Society of Canada recently elected its new Fellows for 2005. The Fields Institute will host an event on November 14, 2005, to celebrate the achievements of of this year's new Fellows from the Academy of Sciences. Three of the newly elected Fellows will speak about their work in the mathematical sciences or closely related areas. A reception will follow.
Listing of new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005 in the Academy of Science

Audio of Talks

Schedule

1:00 p.m. .

Introduction, and acknowledgment of new Academy of Science FRSCs

1:10 p.m. .
Peter A. Abrams, University of Toronto
Problems related to the coexistence and diversification of species
1:55 p.m. .
David M. R. Jackson, University of Waterloo
Maps in surfaces, and the moduli space of curves
2:40 p.m.
Edward Sudicky, University of Waterloo
On the Challenge of Simulating Integrated Surface-subsurface Flow and Contaminant Transport at Multiple Catchment Scales
3:30 p.m.
Reception

ABRAMS, Peter A. – Department of Zoology, University of Toronto
Professor Peter Abrams is a mathematical theoretician who has made influential, widely cited contributions to our understanding of the ecological and evolutionary relationships of interacting species within natural communities. He has shown that even simple models can produce diverse and surprising outcomes, thereby revising or refining a number of conventionally accepted generalizations about communities, both natural and human-managed. These include: competition for resources and the concept of limiting ecological similarity; patterns of coevolutionary changes in competitors, predators, and prey; aging, senescence, and mortality; and effects on population dynamics that are mediated by indirect interactions in multispecies communities.
JACKSON, David M. R. – Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
David Jackson is a superb mathematical researcher, recognized around the world as a leader in algebraic combinatorics. He has been at the forefront as this field has developed over the last thirty years into a mature discipline. Perhaps most notable has been the creative vision that has consistently driven Professor Jackson's work, and the subsequent independence and novelty of his contributions. His impact in combinatorics has been remarkable, but in other areas touched by his work, he has also made substantial contributions, including algebra, mathematical physics and, most recently, geometry, due to his high-profile research on ramified covers of surfaces.
SUDICKY, Edward – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo
Edward Sudicky is a scientific leader in the development and application of mathematical models to aid in our understanding of fluid flow and mass transport in porous and fractured geologic media. He has had a profound influence on the development of theories that describe how geologic heterogeneities influence the migration and degradation of contaminants dissolved in groundwater and in the redistribution of multiphase fluids within aquifers. Most recently, he has been leading the development of hydrologic models applicable at scales ranging from small watersheds to continental scales, which fully integrate fluid flow and solute transport on both the land surface and in the subsurface.

ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES / ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005

Applied Science and Engineering / Sciences appliquées et génie
GRÜTTER, Peter Department of Physics, McGill University
LACASSE, Suzanne Managing Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
SEFTON, Michael V. Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Institute of
Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
WU, Ke Department of Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences / Sciences de la terre, de l'océan et de l'atmosphère
ARKANI-HAMED, Jafar Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University
DRUMMOND, James R. Department of Physics, University of Toronto
EVANS, Michael Edwin Department of Physics, University of Alberta
SUDICKY, Edward Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo

Life Sciences / Sciences de la vie
ABRAMS, Peter A. Department of Zoology, University of Toronto
ALLEN, Theresa Mary Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta
ANDREWS, Brenda Banting & Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
BOONE, Charles M. Banting & Best Department of Medical Research, University ofToronto
COSTERTON, J. William F. Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University
HENKELMAN, R. Mark Department of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
HIETER, Philip Andrew Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
HILBORN, Ray William School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
MACDONALD, John F. Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
MILLER, Freda Departments of Medical Genetics and Microbiology and Physiology, University of Toronto
NATTEL, Stanley Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
SALTER, Michael W. Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
YUSUF, Salim Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Mathématiques et sciences physiques
BONN, Douglas A. Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of British Columbia
HEPBURN, John W. Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia
HESSELS, Eric A. Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University
JACKSON, David M.R. Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo
MENDELZON, Alberto O. Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
MORRIS, Robert Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
SIPE, John Edward Department of Physics, University of Toronto
STEPHAN, Douglas W. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor
YOUNG, Robert N. Medicinal Chemistry, Merck Frosst Canada

Foreign Fellows / Membres étrangers
GILEADI, Eliezer School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University
HALPERN, Jack Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

A complete listing of all new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005 is available here.

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