Jacob Tsimerman awarded the 2019 Coxeter-James Prize

February 27, 2019 by Lidya Farag


Jacob Tsimerman awarded the 2019 Coxeter-James Prize

OTTAWA – The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Professor Jacob Tsimerman (Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2019 Coxeter-James Prize for his exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Tsimerman will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, December 7-10, 2019.

Jacob Tsimerman is an outstanding young mathematician who earned his doctorate in Pure Mathematics at Princeton in 2011 under the supervision of P. Sarnak. His work is a mixture of transcendence theory, analytic number theory and arithmetic geometry. Early in his career, Dr. Tsimerman obtained remarkable results related to Andre-Oort conjecture. This conjecture is concerned with the behavior of collections of special points inside Shimura varieties.

Dr. Tsimerman made several break through advancements towards a proof of the conjecture and removing unnecessary (Riemann) hypothesis conditions. He built a reputation for his creativity and insight in this area and his work has been recognized by many honours, including being a Gold medalist at the 2003 and 2004 International Mathematical Olympiad; recipient of the André Aisensdadt Prize; recipient of the Sastra Ramanujan Prize; being named a Sloan Fellow; and being invited to the 2018 ICM as a Speaker.

Currently, Dr. Tsimerman is an Associate Professor at University of Toronto’s Department of Mathematics.