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Fields Thesis Competition Success

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fields 3MT group

Back row (from left to right): Erika Pederson-Lorenzen (Fields - organizer), Arvind Gupta (U of T, UBC - judge), Anup Dixit (U of T), Anton Mosunov (Waterloo), Tyrone Ghaswala (Waterloo), Thomas Bury (Waterloo), Alessandro Vignati (York), Ivan Telpukhovskiy (U of T), Helen Cheyne (York), Tom Salisbury (Fields, York - judge), Jean-Marie De Koninck (U Laval - judge).

Front row (from left to right): Farid Aliniaeifard (York), Grey Kuling (York), Sawitree Boonpatcharanon (York), Justin Martel (U of T), Pierre Roquet (TEDxUofT - judge)


On April 18th, The Fields Institute held its inaugural thesis competition in collaboration with TEDxUofT. Doctoral students studying any form of mathematics from across Ontario competed to see who could best present their thesis topic within three minutes.

Three of the eleven student presenters were from Waterloo. Congratulations to Thomas Bury (Applied Math) who placed second, Tyrone Ghaswala (Pure Math) who placed third, and Anton Mosunov (Pure Math) who received an honorable mention.

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