Toronto Symposium to Honour First Israeli Winner of Prestigious Fields Medal

Sep 20, 2013, 16:40 ET from The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - 2010 Fields Medallist Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew University) will give a public lecture on September 30, 2013 in Toronto. His lecture will be part of the public opening for the 2013 Fields Medal Symposium. The Symposium honours a recent recipient of the Fields Medal, the most prestigious honour in mathematics, while advancing Canada's position in the global knowledge economy.

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, and Paul Young, University of Toronto Vice President - Research will give remarks at the event.

Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Elon Lindenstrauss will also participate in a panel discussion for undergraduate and high school students, as part of the Fields Medal Symposium activities.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: The Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto

Information about the Symposium can be found here: www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/fieldsmedalsym/13-14

SOURCE The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

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