Uncovering the properties of numbers
Maksym Radziwill, an assistant professor at McGill University and a Canada Research Chair in Number Theory, was awarded a Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics in recognition of his early career scholarship.
Dr. Radziwill has a particular interest in number theory, a branch of pure mathematics devoted primarily to the study of integers. Building on his PhD thesis at Stanford University, Dr. Radziwill has published several papers on the Riemann zeta function — an approach to number theory that dates back to a seminal work by Bernard Riemann in 1859.
The Sloan Fellowship, in fact, is the second recent award that recognizes Dr. Radziwill’s early scholarship. In 2016, Dr. Radziwill and Dr. Kaisa Matomaki of Finland were co-winners of the SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics — a prize awarded to a math scholar under the age of 32. The two researchers met at a conference and began a long-distance collaboration that focuses on the properties of numbers in “short intervals.”
*Maksym Radziwill is one of 12 Canadian winners of major international research awards in 2017 featured in the publication Canadian excellence, Global recognition: Canada’s 2017 winners of major international research awards.