The next Erdős
Memorial Lecture will be given by Andrew
J. Granville, Université de Montréal, at
this meeting. He will speak on Erdős Dream and Pretentious
Characters, Date TBA.
Andrew Granville is a British mathematician, who has made important contributions
to mathematical research in number theory, in particular analytic number
theory. Along with Carl Pomerance and W. R. Alford he proved the infinity
of Carmichael numbers in 1994. It was published in Annals Math. 140 (1994),
703–722 with the title "There are infinitely many Carmichael
numbers", this proof was based on a conjecture given by Paul Erdős.
Granville is also known for his ability to communicate complicated mathematics
to wider audiences. His research encompasses computer science, harmonic
analysis, combinatorics and algebraic geometry, of interest for both theoretical
and applicable reasons.
He has been a faculty member at the University of Montreal since 2002.
Before moving to Montreal he was a mathematics professor at University
of Georgia from 1991 until 2002. He was a section speaker in the 1994
International Congress of Mathematicians together with Dr. Carl Pomerance
from UGA.
Granville received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1983) and his Certificate
of Advanced Studies (Distinction) (1984) from Trinity College, Cambridge
University. He received his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 1987.
His contributions have included the development of a graduate numbertheory
program at UGA. Among his numerous prestigious awards, is a Presidential
Faculty Fellowship from President Clinton, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship,
the Canadian Number Theory Associations’ inaugural Ribenboim Medal
for contributions to research, the Lamar Dodd Award, the Creative Research
Medal, and the Mathematical Association of America’s Merten M. Hasse
prize for expository writing.
External Links
Professor
Granville's University of Montreal page
Andrew Granville's
homepage
