The department congratulates James Arthur for being appointed as a Companion of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada honours people who make extraordinary contributions to Canada. To be named a Companion is the highest honour in the Order and it recognizes national pre-eminence or international service or achievement. Arthur is being recognized for "his seminal contributions to contemporary mathematics, notably through his groundbreaking advancements to the theory of numbers’ trace formula."
U of T News
University Professor James Arthur, in U of T’s department of mathematics, was today named a Companion of the Order for his contributions to contemporary mathematics, notably his “groundbreaking” advancements to the theory of the trace formula, a complex mathematical formula that relates geometric and spectral information.
“I have had scientific recognition in Canada, but I feel very proud – and thrilled – to be recognized more broadly with the Order of Canada,” he said.
Arthur, who three years ago won a prestigious Wolf Prize in Mathematics, is joined as a Companion by U of T University Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton, who is also known as the “godfather” of deep learning – a branch of artificial intelligence that mimics the way the human brain learns.