AARMS Distinguished Lecturer Announcement

AARMS is pleased to announce Prof. Alexander Merkurjev as an AARMS Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Merkurjev has more than 88 publications cited in MathSciNet; several of them are in top 5 general mathematical journals: Inventiones Mathematicae, Acta Mathematica, and Journal of American Mathematical Society. He is a co-author of several very successful books that became standard references in the subject: “The algebraic and geometric theory of quadratic forms”, “Cohomological invariants in Galois cohomology”, “The book of involutions”. Alexander Merkurjev has an outstanding influence on the field: according to MathSciNet database, he was cited 1704 times by 531 different authors.

Professor Merkurjev will give a public lecture at the upcoming Atlantic Algbera Centre’s workshop on Hopf Algebras, Algebraic Groups and Related Stuctures. His lecture will take place on June 15th. More information can be found here and here.

AARMS Welcomes New Director

AARMS is happy to announce that Sanjeev Seahra will take up the directorship from July 1, 2016. Sanjeev will take over from Jeannette Janssen, whose term ends on June 30.

Sanjeev Seahra has been an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNB since 2012. He is well recognized in his field of mathematical physics, and he is the principal organizer of the AARMS Collaborative Research Group on Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Black Holes.

We welcome Sanjeev to his new position.

AARMS Graduate Student Summer School 2016

This four-week program welcomes highly regarded faculty from around the world to deliver graduate courses in the mathematical sciences and their applications. This year’s summer school includes applications of Category Theory, Combinatorics and Number Theory.

Applications are now closed for 2016. See here for more information.


AARMS was founded in March 1996 at a time when the National Network for Research in the Mathematical Sciences was being discussed and planned. AARMS exists to encourage and advance research in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and mathematical sciences, in the Atlantic region. In addition, AARMS acts as a regional voice in discussions of the mathematical sciences on a national level. Since its inception, AARMS has played an important role in research activities in the Atlantic region, sponsoring or co-sponsoring numerous meetings and workshops, collaborative research groups postdoctoral fellowships and mathematical outreach.  Since the summer of 2002, AARMS has been running an annual Summer School for graduate students and promising undergraduates. Please write to us for information about the next AARMS Summer School.

AARMS is grateful the Province of New Brunswick, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador for their support for our activities. We are also grateful to Canada’s three mathematical institutes, the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences as well as the member universities below.

Acadia University
Cape Breton University
Dalhousie University
Memorial University
Mount Allison University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Saint Francis Xavier University
Saint Mary’s University
Université de Moncton
University of New Brunswick
University of Prince Edward Island

More detailed information about the objectives of AARMS and how it is constituted can be found in our Statutes document.

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