SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 25, 2014

Symposium Celebrating New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
March 25, 2008

The Royal Society of Canada recently elected its new Fellows for 2007. The Fields Institute will host an event on March 25, 2008, 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. A reception will follow.
Listing of new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 in the Academy of Science

Schedule (Audio and Slides archive of talks)

1:00 p.m. .

Introduction, and acknowledgment of new Academy of Science FRSCs

1:10 p.m.

David C. BRYDGES
Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
Statistical Mechanics and the Renormalisation Group

2:00 p.m.
Lisa JEFFREY
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Flat connections on Riemann surfaces
2:50 p.m.
Walter CRAIG
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Bounds on Kolmogorov spectra for the Navier - Stokes equations
3:45 p.m.
Reception

Speakers

David C. BRYDGES, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
David Brydges is an outstanding mathematical physicist with a sustained record spanning thirty years of inventive and highly creative achievements in the fields of constructive quantum field theory and mathematical statistical mechanics. He is particularly known for his introduction of new techniques, including random walk representations in spin systems, the lace expansion, and mathematically rigorous non-perturbative implementations of the renormalization group. His work on quantum field theories, self-avoiding walks, branched polymers and Coulomb systems established many of the fundamental properties of these systems and laid the foundation for much important subsequent work by him and others.

Walter CRAIG, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Walter Craig is one of the world leaders in nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) and their applications, particularly as they apply to the mathematical study of water waves. He has made deep and lasting contributions to other areas of PDEs which are among the milestones in the field including Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theory for Hamiltonian PDEs through his work on the small divisor problem, and progress on the Navier-Stokes and Boltzmann equations. He is the Director of the Applied and Industrial Mathematics Laboratory at McMaster and has provided mentorship to an enormous number of young mathematicians through his academic leadership.
Lisa JEFFREY, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Lisa Jeffrey made fundamental contributions to symplectic geometry, moduli spaces and mathematical physics. Her groundbreaking work with Frances Kirwan led to their celebrated proof of the Witten formulas for stable vector bundles, a landmark achievement in the theory of moduli spaces; their techniques are now standard tools in symplectic geometry and other areas of mathematics and physics. The interdisciplinary nature of Jeffrey's work has an enormous value to both mathematics and theoretical physics, and especially to quantum field theory and string theory. Jeffrey's research accomplishments have been honoured by the André-Aisenstadt Prize, a Sloan Fellowship, a Premier's Research Excellence Award, the McLean Award, the Krieger- Nelson Prize, the Coxeter-James Prize, and a Steacie Fellowship.

ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES / ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2007

Division of Applied Sciences and Engineering / Division des sciences appliquées et génie

HAYNES, Charles A., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of
British Columbia
*LAZARIDIS, Mike – President and Co-CEO, Research in Motion
*=citation has not yet been approved
MACGREGOR, John F., Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
MYLOPOULOS, John, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
NG, Flora T.T., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
SELVADURAI, A. Patrick S., Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University
WONG, K. Max, FCAE, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster
Univiersity
YOUNG, R. Paul, C. Eng, C. Geol., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Division of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences / Division des sciences de la terre, de l’océan et de l’atmosphère
GOODARZI, Fariborz, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
HEAMAN, Larry M., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of
Alberta
SHEPHERD, Theodore G., Department of Physics, University of Toronto
ZAWADSKI, Isztar I., Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill
University

Life Sciences / Sciences de la vie
DONNER, Allan, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of
Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
HALLORAN, Philip Francis, OC, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
HAYNES, R. Brian, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster
University
KISILEVSKY, Robert, Department of Pathology, Queen’s University
LOPASCHUK, Gary D., Department of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, University of
Alberta
MACVICAR, Brian A., Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
MARRA, Marco A., Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia /
Simon Fraser University
MCELHANEY, Ronald N., Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta
MEANEY, Michael J., CQ, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University
MICHALAK, Marek, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta
PALMER, A. Richard, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
PARK, Morag, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University
PEARSON, Keir G., Department of Physiology, University of Alberta
SADDLER, John N., FIAWS, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
STIRLING, Ian G., OC, Canadian Wildlife Service, University of Alberta
TAYLOR, Diane E., Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of
Alberta
WHITFIELD, Chris, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph

Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Mathématiques et sciences physiques
BRYDGES, David C., Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
CHARETTE, André, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal
CRAIG, Walter, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
DOUGLAS, Donald J., FCIC, University of British Columbia
GUO, Hong, Department of Physics, McGill University
JEFFREY, Lisa, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of
Toronto at Scarborough
KUMACHEVA, Eugenia, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
MARTIN, Peter G., Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
NORTON, Peter R., Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
SCHAEFFER, Jonathan, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
TAILLEFER, Louis, Département de physique et RQMP, Université de Sherbrooke


Foreign Fellows / Membres étrangers
Foreign Fellow / Membre étranger
BERGER, André, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgique)

Specially Elected Fellow/ Membre à titre spécial
HACKETT, Peter A., FCIC, Alberta Ingenuity Fund

A complete listing of all new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 is available here.

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