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AMS Sectional Meeting Special Lecture

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2007 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Davidson College
Davidson, NC, March 3—4, 2007
Meeting #1024

Associate secretary:
Matthew Miller, AMS,

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 number-theory 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