Wednesday, January 8, 2020

We remember Distinguished Professor Emeritus János Aczel

János Aczel

We are sad to share the news that János Aczel passed away on January 1, 2020 following a brief illness only six days following his 95th birthday. János became a professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics in 1965 after holding positions at the University of Cologne, Lajos Kossuth University, University of Miskolc, and University of Szeged.

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1924, János completed his bachelor and master’s degrees at the University of Budapest, as well as his doctorate in mathematical analysis.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Remembering Henry Crapo

Henry Crapo

Henry Crapo, 2007. Credit: James Oxley, The Matroid Union

We are sad to share that Henry Crapo passed away on September 3, 2019. Henry was a professor in the Faculty of Mathematics between 1965-1977.

“He was a colourful member of the department, with a wide variety of interests outside mathematics,” remembered Professor Emeritus Stanley Burris.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cameron Stewart named CMS Second Inaugural Class of Fellows

At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019, the CMS will recognize Cameron Stewart as part of the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows.

One of 11 of the 2019 fellows, Stewart has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Since that time, he has received several honours and awards including:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Two graduate students placed in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition

Pure Mathematics PhD students Boyu Li and Ruizhang Jin won second and third places respectively in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition at the University of Waterloo. This new prize will be awarded annually to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics. Li will receive a $1,000 award and Jin will receive $500.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Benoit Charbonneau awarded the FAUW Equity & Inclusivity Award

Benoit Charbonneau in front of the omnitruncated dodecaplex

Associate Professor Benoit Charbonneau is one of three recipients of the Faculty Association’s Equity Committee Equity and Inclusivity Awards.

Charbonneau is committed to improving the lives of members of equity-seeking groups on campus, in particular through political, legal, and collective bargaining advancements, as well as organizational leadership.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy appointed University Research Chair

Matt Kennedy

Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to the field of operator algebras and functional analysis. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ruizhang Jin wins the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

Pure Mathematics PhD student Ruizhang Jin was one of the six students who won the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paperConstructing types in differentially closed fields that are analysable in the constants with a prize of $4,000.

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