Former Director Ivar Ekeland elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

  • Date: 09/25/2008

PIMS is delighted to announce that Ivar Ekeland, former Director of PIMS (2003-2008), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The official citation for his work reads as follows:

"Ivar Ekeland is an outstanding mathematical scientist, an internationally renowned mathematical economist, a dedicated educator, and a prolific writer and disseminator of sciences. His contributions to Mathematics include fundamental results in Convex and Non-linear Analysis, Control Theory, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Symplectic Geometry, Mathematical Economics and Finance."

Election to Fellowship in the Society is the highest academic accolade available to scientists and scholars in Canada. The Society consists of approximately 1800 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. This distinction adds to the many honors that Ivar Ekeland has received during his career.