Efim Zelmanov to receive honorary doctor of science degree from University of Alberta

By on June 14, 2011

Edmonton´┐ŻEfim Zelmanov, who is hailed as one of the great algebraists of the 20th century and one of the best mathematicians in the world, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree tomorrow during the University of Alberta’s 2011 spring convocation ceremonies.

Zelmanov, who is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, is best known for his solution of the Restricted Burnside Problem in 1991, a fundamental problem in group theory that had remained unsolved for many decades. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of both the Korean Academy of Science and the Royal Academy of Spain, Zelmanov has served on the editorial boards of 10 major mathematical journals as well as the advisory boards of the Pacific Math Institute, the Fields Institute and the American Institute of Math.

NOTE: Efim Zelmanov will be available for media interviews before the ceremony starts, and immediately after. Please contact me to make arrangements.

EVENT:           University of Alberta 2011 convocation ceremonies

TIME:              Ceremony begins at 3 p.m.

LOCATION:    Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, located on 114 St. and 87 Ave.