James McGill Professor,
Office: Burnside Hall, Room 1111
Department of Mathematics.
Office Hours: By appointement.
Office Phone: (514) 398-2263
Office Fax: (514) 398-3899
number theory, with a special emphasis on elliptic
forms, and their associated L-functions.
Special thematic semester at the CRM
Statement in support of Tuna Altinel
We the undersigned have decided to cancel our association with the Journées
Arithmétiques in Istanbul, which we had been planning to attend as
plenary speakers or as members of the Scientific Committee. We do this in order
to freely voice our concern over the
arrest of Tuna Altinel, a mathematician
working in Lyon who is now jailed in Turkey
for expressing his opinions and participating in acts of non-violent protest.
arrest has drawn widespread concern from our professional societies:
the Société Mathématique de France,
Statement of the London Mathematical Society,
Statement of the European Mathematical Society,
Statement of the American Mathematical Society,
and has been brought up by Cédric Villani in the French National Assembly:
Intervention by Cédric Villani in the National Assembly.
We do not call for a general boycott of the conference, whose impact would mainly be felt by the local
mathematical community. But we also feel
that an event like the Journées Arithmétiques cannot proceed as if nothing had happened.
Through our defection we wish to demonstrate that we stand in solidarity with Tuna Altinel, his family, and friends.
At a time when human rights, freedom of expression and the rule of law are
increasingly under siege throughout the world, we believe that passivity and indifference can only invite the further erosion of these basic rights.
I am currently on the editorial board of the following journals:
Mathematici Helvetici, the main journal of the Swiss Mathematical
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society.
Mathématiques du Québec, the main general
mathematics journal in Quebec, now edited (for better and for worse) by
a mathematical journal published by the
Department of Mathematics of the Universitat Autònoma
a mathematical journal published by the
Department of Mathematics of the Université Blaise Pascal
Comptes Rendus Mathématiques de la Société Royale du Canada, the main scientific publication of the
Canadian Royal Society.
I encourage you to submit your number theory articles to these journals!
Previous and upcoming visits, trips and conferences
January 16-19. AMS Annual meeting, Baltimore. Special session (with Samit Dasgupta and Dick Gross) on ``The theory of complex multiplication, old and new."
January 28. Site visit to IHES, Paris.
March 15. Colloquium, Queens University.
May 6-10. CRM workshop, geometrisation of the local Langlands correspondence.
June 17-21. Arithmetic, geometry and modular forms: A conference in honor of William Duke. ETH, Zurich.
July 22-26. Biennial conference of the Journal of Number Theory, Cetraro, Italy.
September 20. AMS publications committee meeting in Providence, RI.
Oct. 5-6. Visit to Syracuse.
Workshop on "Automorphic p-adic L-functions and regulators", Université
November 9. JHU-UMD Algebra and
Number Theory Day, Baltimore.
December 15-21. Modular forms. Workshop in Oberwohlfach.
January 9-10. Simons collaboration annual meeting, New York City.
February 6. Number theory seminar, Michigan State University.
March 2-6. Spring break, McGill.
April 24. Seminar, UC Santa Barbara.
April 27-May 1. Research workshop, UC Berkeley, Berkeley.
May 5-7. Memorial conference for Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK.
May 8. Conference of the RNTA (Roman Number Theory Association), Rome.
June 5-8. Summer meeting of the CMS, Ottawa.
July 6-25. IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute Research Program,
Park City, Utah.
Fall. Special number theory semester at the CRM.
May 10-15. 150th birthday conference of Claude Levesque and Michel
Waldschmidt, San Gregorio, Italy.