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About me

I am a fourth year PhD student at McGill University under the supervision of Prof. Henri Darmon.

I was a Blyth Scholar during my undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, where I received a BA(hons), MMath, and MA.

In high school I represented Canada at the 2011 and 2012 International Mathematical Olympiad, winning two silvers. I have returned to the IMO as Observer B (2015), Leader (2017, 2018), and Observer A (2019).

My PhD studies are supported by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Research interests

I am interested in algebraic number theory, with an emphasis on computational number theory, indefinite binary quadratic forms, and indefinite quaternion algebras.


Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Burnside Hall, McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 0B9
Office: 1033
Email: james.rickards (at) mail.mcgill.ca

Last update: November 2019