Fields Institute

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Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
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The exterior of the Fields Institute
Named after John Charles Fields
Formation 1992 (1992)
Founded at University of Waterloo
Type Educational institute
Headquarters University of Toronto
St. George Campus
Coordinates 43°39′32″N 79°23′51″W / 43.658813°N 79.397574°W / 43.658813; -79.397574Coordinates: 43°39′32″N 79°23′51″W / 43.658813°N 79.397574°W / 43.658813; -79.397574
Methods Collaboration and study
Fields Mathematical
  • Sheila Embleton (Chair)
  • Philip Siller (Vice Chair)
  • Ian Hambleton (Director)
  • Huaxiong Huang (Deputy Director)
  • Claude A. Accum
  • Ian Ainsworth
  • Walter Craig
  • C. James Cooper
  • Charles Fefferman
  • Ian Goulden
  • Andrew Granville
  • Jason Marks
  • Janet Mason
  • Kim McAuley
  • Moshe Milevsky
  • Bob Roberts
  • Dan Rosen
  • Anne Swift
  • S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
  • Brock University
  • Lakehead University
  • Iowa State University
  • Nipissing University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University, the University of Guelph
  • University of Houston
  • Université Lille 1
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Windsor
  • Trent University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
Formerly called
Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, commonly known simply as Fields Institute, is an international centre for scientific research in mathematical sciences at the University of Toronto, in Canada. The institute is named for University of Toronto mathematician John Charles Fields, founder of the Fields Medal. It was established in 1992, and was briefly based at the University of Waterloo before relocating to Toronto in 1995.

As a centre for mathematical activity, the institute brings together mathematicians from Canada and abroad. It also supports the collaboration between professional mathematicians and researchers in other domains, such as statistics, computer science, engineering, physical and biological sciences, medicine, economics and finance, telecommunications and information systems. It also holds monthly meetings on mathematics education, attended by participants from secondary school boards, university mathematics departments and the private sector.

The institute occupies a building at the university that was specially conceived and constructed for its activities, designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. It accommodates up to 66 visitors and their support staff, providing office spaces and full access to the mathematics collection of the University of Toronto Libraries.

The Fields Institute Monographs (FIM) features the research work of the institute, and is jointly published with the American Mathematical Society.[1]


In 2002, the Fields Institute initiated the Fields Institute Fellows program to recognize outstanding contributions to activities at the Fields Institute and within the Canadian mathematical community.[2] The Fellowship is a lifetime appointment. Winners of the CRM-Fields-PIMS prize are automatically recommended for fellowship.[2]

Current fellows by year of appointment:


  • John Gardner (RGA Canada and Angoss Software)
  • Janet Halliwell (JE Halliwell and Associates Inc.)
  • John C. Hull (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
  • Claire Voisin (Collège de France)
  • Daniel Wise (McGill University)


  • Mayer Alvo (Ottawa)
  • Kai Behrend (UBC)
  • Matt Davison (Western)
  • Susan Holmes (Stanford)
  • Miroslav Lovric (McMaster)
  • Robert McCann (Toronto)


  • Antoine Deza (McMaster)
  • Adrian Nachman (Toronto)
  • Mary Thompson (Waterloo)
  • Niky Kamran (McGill)
  • Peter Taylor (Queen’s)
  • James S. Wong (Chinney Capital)



  • Nantel Bergeron (York)
  • Matthias Neufang (Lille 1/Carleton)
  • Margaret Sinclair (York)
  • Stevo Todorcevic (Toronto)
  • Matt Valeriote (McMaster)
  • Stephen Watt (Western)






  • Ron Dembo (Zerofootprint)
  • Joel Feldman (UBC)
  • Huaxiong Huang (York)
  • George O'Brien (York)
  • Amit Oza (Princess Margaret Hospital/CMM)
  • Siv Sivaloganathan (Waterloo/CMM)




  • Derek Corneil (Toronto)
  • Donald A. Dawson (Carleton & McGill)
  • Bradd Hart (McMaster)
  • Ram Murty (Queen's)
  • Claudine Simson (Motorola Inc.)
  • Juris Steprans (York)



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fields Institute Monographs". American Mathematical Society. 
  2. ^ a b "Fields Institute Fellows". Fields Institute. University of Toronto. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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