Promoting research, education
& training and cooperation with business.
The Fields Institute is a center for mathematical research
activity - a place where mathematicians from Canada and
abroad, from business, industry and financial institutions,
can come together to carry out research and formulate
problems of mutual interest. Our mission is to provide
a supportive and stimulating environment for mathematics
innovation and education. The Fields Institute promotes
mathematical activity in Canada and helps to expand the
application of mathematics in modern society.
Founded in 1992, the Fields Institute was initially located
at the University of Waterloo. Since 1995, it has occupied
a building designed and constructed for Institute activities
on the campus of the University of Toronto.
Our mission is to enhance mathematical activity in Canada
by bringing together mathematicians from Canada and abroad,
and by promoting contact and collaboration between professional
mathematicians and the increasing numbers of users of
mathematics. Thus the Institute supports research in pure
and applied mathematics, statistics and computer science,
as well as collaboration between mathematicians and those
applying mathematics in areas such as engineering, the
physical and biological sciences, medicine, economics
and finance, telecommunications and information systems.
The Fields Institute environment is designed to support
and enhance all of these activities. Office space is provided
for as many as 66 visitors; a supportive staff enables
program participants to devote most of their energies
to research; and full access to the excellent mathematics
collection at the University of Toronto is provided.