UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 04 | Feb.
Math researchers take top national math prizes
Faculty score three out of three in awards program
UBC mathematicians swept the Canadian Mathematical
research prizes gaining recognition for the researcher making
to mathematics in Canada as well as the top female and young researchers in
The recently announced prizes recognized Math Prof. Edwin Perkins
for his outstanding
contributions to mathematical research, Math Prof. Emerita
as the outstanding female mathematics researcher, and Math Asst.
Prof. Kai Behrend
as the outstanding young mathematical researcher in Canada.
"This is overwhelming that we won all three research prizes announced in the
same year," says Math Head Prof. George Bluman. "This shows the strength of our
faculty, that we are second to none in the country."
Perkins received the 2002 Jeffery-Williams Prize for his outstanding
contributions to probability theory research.
Greenwood was awarded the 2002 Krieger-Nelson Prize for outstanding research by
a female mathematician.
Her research career spans more than 35 years and includes work in topics
ranging from probability to statistics.
Behrend received the 2001 Coxeter-James Prize as the outstanding young
mathematician for his work in the field of algebraic geometry.
The CMS research prize lectureships are awarded annually to three
outstanding Canadian math researchers. As part of the award, the winners will
give lectures at selected upcoming CMS meetings across Canada.
Originally established in 1945, the CMS seeks to promote the discovery,
learning and application of mathematics in businesses, governments and schools
across the country.
For more information on the prizes and the CMS, visit www.cms.math.ca.