Professor Nassif Ghoussoub Named Winner of the 2019 CRM - Fields - PIMS Prize

The 2019 CRM-PIMS Fields Prize is awarded to Nassif Ghoussoub of UBC. The prize was awarded by a high-level international committee chosen by the three institutes. The announcement was made at the Awards Banquet of the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting in Vancouver on December 2018.

Nassif Ghoussoub has a remarkable record of deep, original, and influential contributions to the theory and applications of functional analysis, the calculus of variations, and partial differential equations. His pioneering work on the resolution of De-Giorgi’s conjecture, on the PDE of microelectromechanical systems, and on the theory of self-dual PDE have all had a lasting impact on mathematical analysis. This is in addition to his extraordinary contributions to Canadian mathematics in general.

Nassif Ghoussoub obtained his Ph.D. from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 1975. Shortly thereafter he joined the Mathematics Department at UBC, where he is currently Distinguished University Professor. Professor Ghoussoub’s contributions have been recognized by the Coxeter-James, Jeffery-Williams and David Borwein Awards of the Canadian Mathematical Society, honorary doctorates from Université Paris-Dauphine and the University of Victoria, and Fellowship in the American Mathematical Society and the Royal Society of Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.