The department congratulates Prof. Jeremy Quastel for being named the recipient of the 2019 Jeffery-Williams Prize. Quastel will receive the award during the CMS Summer Meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 7-10, 2019.
OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Jeremy Quastel (Toronto) has been named the recipient of the 2019 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize for his exceptional contributions to mathematics research. Dr. Jeremy Quastel will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the CMS Summer Meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 7-10, 2019.
Dr. Quastel is awarded the 2019 Jeffery-Williams prize for his ground-breaking results in probability and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, in particular, his recent discovery with Matetski and Remenik of the complete integrability of TASEP, and through a scaling limit, the strong coupling fixed point of the KPZ universality class. The class contains random interface growth models and directed polymer free energies. An example is the famous Kardar-Parisi-Zhang non-linear stochastic partial differential equation, which gives the class its name; TASEP is its most popular discretization. The KPZ fixed point is expected to describe the universal long time large scale fluctuations for all such systems.
Jeremy Quastel received his undergraduate degree from McGill University and his PhD from the Courant Institute in 1990 under the direction of S.R.S. Varadhan. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 1998.
The Jeffery-Williams Prize is awarded annually since 1968 and it recognizes mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.
For more information on past recipients, please visit Jeffery-Williams Prize