Martin Barlow appointed interim PIMS Deputy Director

  • Date: 06/05/2014
PIMS is pleased to announce that Martin Barlow, from the University of British Columbia, has been appointed interim PIMS Deputy Director for one year, starting on July 1, 2014. Barlow is a leading figure in probability and an expert in diffusion on fractals and other disordered media. His work has been important in such diverse fields as partial differential equations, including major progress on the De Giorgi conjecture, stochastic differential equations, the mathematical finance of electricity pricing, filtration enlargement and branching measure diffusions.

Barlow's awards include the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, the Jeffery-Williams Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society, the Rollo Davidson Prize from Cambridge University and the Junior Whitehead Prize from the London Mathematical Society. He has been a leader of the international probability community, an organizer of numerous conferences and editor of several probability journals. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, The Royal Society of Canada, The Royal Society (London) and the American Mathematical Society.

We welcome Barlow to the PIMS team for the coming year, and extend our thanks to Bud Homsy, the outgoing deputy director, for his tireless efforts during his term.