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News archive - 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

A topological proof of the Shapiro-Shapiro conjecture

Inventiones Mathematicae

Kevin Purbhoo's paper, co-authored with Jake Levinson, has been accepted for publication in Inventiones Mathematicae

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sophie Spirkl wins 2021 Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

Sophie Spirkl

The Faculty of Mathematics Research Office recently announced its 2021 recipients of the Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. Sophie Spirkl, an assistant professor in combinatorics and optimization, was one of this year’s winners.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, Applications Lecture Series (The Fields Institute)

A new virtual lecture series from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization and The Fields Institute, featuing one hour lectures on research in theory and applications of optimization with an emphasis on continuous optimization.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Congratulations to Outstanding Performance Award recipients

Congratulations to the researchers in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization who have been awarded a 2020 Oustanding Performance Award announced by Vice-President, Academic and Provost James Rush.

  • Peter Nelson
  • Karen Yeats
Friday, June 11, 2021

2021 Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal awarded to Robert Cummings

Photo of Robert Cummings

Robert Cummings is the recipient of the 2021 Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal for the Faculty of Mathematics. Cummings, an Honours Computer Science and Combinatorics and Optimization student, will graduate this June with a BMath.  

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