Degrees received
Designation | Institution | Year |
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PhD | University of Cambridge | 1976 |
MSc | McGill University | 1972 |
BSc | University of British Columbia | 1971 |
Employment history
Dates | Position | Department | Institution |
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2005-present | University Professor | Pure Mathematics | University of Waterloo |
2003-present | Canada Research Chair | Pure Mathematics | University of Waterloo |
1986-2003 | Professor | Pure Mathematics | University of Waterloo |
1982-1986 | Associate Professor | Pure Mathematics | University of Waterloo |
1978-1982 | Assistant Professor | Pure Mathematics | University of Waterloo |
1977-1978 | Research Associate | Inst. des Hautes Études Scientifique | Bures-sur-Yvette, France |
1976-1977 | Research Associate | Mathematisch Centrum | Amsterdam, The Netherlands |
Visiting positions
Dates | Institution |
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April, 2010 | Université de Bordeaux |
May-June, 2008 | Inst. des Hautes Études Scientifique |
Oct-Dec, 2007 | Inst. des Hautes Études Scientifique |
April, May 2006 | Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics |
October, 2005 | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology |
June, 1999 | Universität Basel |
May, 1999 | Université de Genève |
April, 1999 | Inst. des Hautes Études Scientifique |
Jan-June, 1993 | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley |
Aug-Dec, 1992 | University of Colorado at Boulder |
June, 1985 | Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Janos Bolyai Mathematical Society, Budapest |
Jan-June, 1985 | Inst. des Hautes Études Scientifique |
Nov-Dec, 1984 | University of Ulm |
Oct-Dec, 1984 | University of Leiden |
May-June, 1981 | Université de Strasbourg |
Honours and awards
Years | Honour |
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2023 | PIMS-UNBC Distinguished Colloquium |
2019 | Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society |
2019 | Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision, University of Waterloo |
2015 | Isidore & Hilda Dressler Lecture, Kansas State University |
2008 | Fields Institute Fellow |
2005-present | University Professorship, University of Waterloo |
2003-present | Canada Research Chair |
2000-2003 | Mathematics Faculty Fellowship, University of Waterloo |
1997 | The U.K.-Canada Rutherford Lecturer, Royal Society of London |
1994 | Blundon Lecturer, APICS |
1990-1992 | Killam Research Fellowship |
1990 | Jeffery Memorial Lecturer, Acadia University |
1989 | Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada |
1974 | J.T. Knight Prize, University of Cambridge |
Scholarly and professional activities
Year | Activity |
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2000-present | Member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, 2000-present |
External committees
Years | Position and committee |
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2021 - 2022 | Member of the Jury for the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize |
2015 - 2016 | Member of the Jury for the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize |
2015 | Member of the Selection Committee for the Director of the Fields Institute |
2012 - 2014 | Chair of the Jury for the Ostrowski Prize |
2009 | Member of the Committee to select the Fields Institute Fellows |
2007-2008 | Chair of the Ribenboim Prize Committee of the Canadian Number Theory Association |
2004-2005 | Member of the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society |
2003-2005 | Chair of the Henry Marshall Tory Medal Committee, Royal Society of Canada |
2003-2004 | Member of the Ribenboim Prize Committee of the Canadian Number Theory Association |
2003-2006 | Member of the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute |
2003-2006 | Member of the Board Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute |
2002-2004 | Chair of the Jury for the Ostrowski Prize |
2002-2003 | Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society |
2002 | Canadian delegate to the 14th General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union, Shanghai, China |
2001-2003 | Director of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada |
2001-2003 | Chair of the Fellowship Selection Committee of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada |
2001-2003 | Member of the Executive Committee of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada |
2001 | Conducted a review of the Department of Mathematics of the University of British Columbia with Peter March, Ron Stern and Catherine Sulem on behalf of the Dean of Science |
1999 | Member, Ribenboim Prize Committee, Canadian Number Theory Association |
1999 | Conducted a review of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Toronto with C. Morawetz of the Courant Institute on behalf of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto |
1999 | Member, Research Committee, Canadian Mathematical Society |
1997-1999 | Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on "2000: The International Year of Mathematics'', Canadian Mathematical Society |
1997-1998 | Chair, Research Committee, Canadian Mathematical Society |
1996-present | Member, Jury for the Ostrowski Prize, Fondazione A.M. Ostrowski |
1996-1999 | Member, Henry Marshall Tory Medal Committee, Royal Society of Canada |
1996 | Member, G. de B. Robinson Award Committee, Editorial Board, Canadian J. Math. |
1994-1997 | Member, Nominating Committee, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada |
1994-1996 | Member, John L. Synge Award Committee, Royal Society of Canada |
1993-1996 | Member, Council of Academy III, Royal Society of Canada |
1993-1996 | Member at Large, Executive of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada |
1993-1996 | Member, Fellowship Review Committee, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, Royal Society of Canada |
1989-1991 | Member, Publications Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society |
Society memberships
Society | Member since |
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Canadian Mathematical Society | 1979-present |
American Mathematical Society | 1981-present |
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada | 1989-present |
Editorial duties
Dates | Description |
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2012-present | Member of the editorial board of The Ramanujan Journal |
2011-present | Member of the advisory editorial board of Acta Arithmetica |
2004-2006 | Member of the editorial board of the Fields Institute |
2000-2004 | Joint editor, Canadian Mathematical Society Tracts in Mathematics |
1998-present | Member of the editorial board, Comptes rendus mathématiques de l'Academie des sciences/Mathematical reports of the Academy of Science |
1992-1996 | Associate editor, Canadian Journal of Mathematics |
1992-1996 | Associate editor, Canadian Mathematical Bulletin |
1991-1992 | Editorial Adviser, Advances in Number Theory, The Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, Oxford University Press, 1993 |
Conferences organized
Dates | Conference |
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August 28-September 2, 2022 | Organizer with A. Ostafe, R. Tichy and J. Wang of the conference “Specialization and effectiveness in number theory” at the Banff International Research Station |
June, 2020 (postponed) | Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Sixteenth Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, Toronto, Ontario |
December 8-11, 2017 |
Joint Scientific Organizer with Ken Davidson of the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting 2017 |
August 11-15, 2015 |
Member of the Scientific Committee of "Arithmetic 2015: Silvermania" at Brown University |
June 16-20, 2014 |
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Thirteenth Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, Ottawa, Ontario |
June 8-10, 2013 |
Organizer with D. Roy of “Workshop on number theory with a view towards transcendence and Diophantine approximation” at the University of Ottawa |
December 10-12, 2011 | Organizer of the special session "Analytic Number Theory and Diophantine Approximation" at the Canadian Math. Society Winter Meeting 2011, Toronto |
July 13-18, 2008 | Organizer with K.G. Hare, W. Kuo, Y.-R. Liu, D. McKinnon and M. Rubinstein of the Tenth Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association at the University of Waterloo. |
November 20-25, 2004 | Organizer with M. Bennett, G. Martin, J. Friedlander, A. Granville and T. Wooley of the conference "Diophantine approximation and analytic number theory" at the Banff International Research Station |
June 20-25, 2004 | Co-organizer with John Friedlander of the Eighth Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, University of Toronto and the Fields Institute |
June 17-19, 2004 | Organizer of the Brownawell Conference, University of Waterloo |
June 20-24, 1999 | Member of the Organizing Committee of the Sixth Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba |
August 12-15, 1997 | Member of the Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Finite Fields and Applications, University of Waterloo |
June 4-8, 1995 | Co-Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, University of Toronto |
June 3-4, 1994 | Organizer of the Seaway Number Theory Conference, University of Waterloo |
August 18-24, 1991 | Member of the Scientific Committee for the Third Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, Kingston, Ontario. Organized a special session in Diophantine approximation |
August 20-25, 1989 | Member of the Organizing Committee for the Second Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association, University of British Columbia |
May 21-22, 1988 | Organizer of the Seaway Number Theory Conference, University of Waterloo |
Supervision
MMath
- H.S. Yang, (essay) "On the approximation of real numbers with algebraic integers of low degree," 2015
- S. Riasat (essay) "On prime factors of consecutive integers," 2015
- E. Yoong, (essay) "Elliptic curves and the Goldfeld-Szpiro Conjecture," 2012
- P. Meisner, (essay) "On the sum of two cubes," 2012
- S.Y. Xiao, "On the Erdös-Turán conjecture and related results", 2011
- S. Alghawi, (essay) "Grimm's conjecture on consecutive integers", 2011
- V. Koltunova, "On transcendence of irrationals with non-eventually periodic B-adic expansions", 2010
- A. Sarpeshkar, (essay) "Some applications of Schmidt's Subspace Theorem", 2007
- P. Allen, "Multiplicities of linear recurrence sequences", 2006
- W. An, "S-unit equations in two variables", 2005
- D. Wolczuk, "Intervals with few prime numbers", 2003
- G-S. Paek, "The kissing number problem", 2003
- P. Rozenhart, "Equivalence classes of binary forms with given discriminant", 2003
- D. Vandeth, "On the greatest prime factor of $n^2-D$'', 1997
- H.B. Muzaffar, "Primes in arithmetical progressions'', 1996
- M. Butcher, "On the $abc$ Conjecture'', 1996
- R. Sunder-Raj, "PV and Salem numbers'', 1996
- S. Astels, "On Integers with a Large Prime Factor'', 1995
- R. Madej, "Difference sets of integers without squares'', 1994
- P. Voutier, "Exceptional Lucas and Lehmer sequences", 1988
- M. Bean, " Bounds for the number of solutions of the Thue equation", 1988
- D. Easton, "Applications of the Hypergeometric Function in Diophantine Approximation", 1980
PhD
- A. Mosunov, "Generalizations of the gap principle and the Thue-Siegel principle with applications to Diophantine equations", 2019
- S.Y. Xiao, "Some results on binary forms and counting rational points on algebraic varieties", 2016
- W. An, "Families of Thue inequalities with transitive automorphisms", 2014
- R. Juricevic, "Lehmer numbers with at least 2 primitive divisors", 2007
- S. Wu, "Higher-dimensional Kloosterman sums and the greatest prime factor of integers of the form a_{1} . . . a _{k + 1 }+ 1", 2007
- J-S. Kim, "On a question of Wintner concerning the sequence of integers composed of primes from a given set", 2007.
- J. Lucier, "Polynomials and intersective sets", 2005
- S. Astels, "Cantor sets and numbers with restricted partial quotients'', 1999
- P.G. Walsh, "The Computation of Puiseux expansions and a quantitative version of Runge's Theorem on Diophantine equations'', 1994
- R. Xiao, "On norm form equations'', 1994
- M. Bean, "Areas of plane regions defined by binary forms", 1992
- D. Easton, "Applications of the hypergeometric function in effective Diophantine approximation", 1986
Postdoctoral
- P. Das, 2018-2021
- D. Sharma, 2016-2019
- T. Freiberg, 2015-2019
- F. Adiceam, 2018
- A. Vatwani, 2016-2018
- P. Cho, 2015-2016
- J. Jankauskas, 2013-2015
- M. Coons (co-supervised with K.G. Hare), 2009-2012
- T. Stoll, 2008-2009
- S. Laishram, 2007-2009
- A. Logan, 2006-2008
- K. Gyarmati, 2006
- H. Muzaffar, 2001-2003
- A. Ledet, 2001-2002
- A. Baragar, 1994-1997
- C. Methfessel, 1994-1995
- M.A. Bennett, 1993-1995
- E. Burger, 1990-1991
Undergraduate research students
- R. Ramkumar, 2014
- V. Climenhaga, 2004
- M. Kamgarpour, 2002
- B. Arbour, 2001
- K. Stange, 2000-2001
- S. Cautis, 2000
- M. Litvinov, 2000
- F. D'Ippolito, 1989
- M. Bean, 1987
- R. Atkins, 1983
- M. Albert, 1980