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Ribenboim Prize for Andrew Granville

The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) has established a prize for distinguished research in number theory to be awarded to a mathematician who is Canadian or has connections to Canadian mathematics. The prize, to be called the Ribenboim Prize, will normally be awarded every four years in conjunction with a CNTA meeting. The prize winner will receive a certificate and medal and will give a plenary talk at the associated CNTA meeting. Normally the prize winner will have received his or her Ph.D. within the last 12 years. The first prize will be awarded at the 1999 CNTA meeting to

Professor Andrew Granville

of the University of Georgia. Professor Granville was a Ph.D. student of Paulo Ribenboim from 1984-1987. Since his graduation from Queen's University he has published over 70 papers on a large variety of number theoretic subjects in such diverse areas as: diophantine equations, combinatorial number theory, analytic number theory, algebraic number theory, and computational number theory. His articles are without exception characterized by an imaginative approach and an obvious love of the subject matter. Furthermore, they are deep and fundamental contributions to number theory. Perhaps, he is best known for his work with Alford and Pomerance in showing that there exists an infinitude of Carmichael numbers. This problem had resisted resolution for over seventy years.

(taken from an email by Cam Stewart.)


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