The first CRM/Fields Prize was given to Professor H.S.M. Coxeter
of the University of Toronto. On September 22, 1995, Prof. Coxeter
gave his lecture "Evolution of Coxeter-Dynkin Diagrams".
He was awarded his prize by director Luc Vinet . Prof. Coxeter
gave another talk for undergraduates. In an overcrowded hall,
with people standing along the walls and sitting on the floor,
Prof. Coxeter gave a lecture entitled "Euler's formula for
polyhedra." It is an experience that will be remembered by
many young mathematicians.