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Personal Profile of Prof. Alejandro Adem

Prof. Alejandro Adem
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~adem

Alejandro Adem is Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He received his BS in 1982 from the National University of Mexico, and a PhD from Princeton University in 1986, under Bill Browder. After holding a Szego Assistant Professorship at Stanford University and spending a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1990. Alejandro has held visiting positions at the ETH-Zurich, the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, the University of Paris VII and XIII, and at Princeton University.

Alejandro’s mathematical interests vary widely over topics in algebraic topology, group cohomology and related areas. He has given over 200 invited talks, including a lecture for the celebrated Bourbaki Seminar in Paris. His monograph Cohomology of Finite Groups (jointly written with R. James Milgram) was published as a Springer-Verlag Grundlehren (Volume 309) in 1994, and a second edition appeared in 2004.

Alejandro served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics at UW-Madison during the period 1999-2002. He was awarded an NSF Young Investigator Award in 1992, a Romnes Faculty Fellowship in 1995 and a Vilas Associate Award in 2003. He is an editor for the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.

In 2004 Alejandro was appointed Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Topology at the University of British Columbia, and also as Deputy Director at the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Since 2005 he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Banff International Research Station.

For additional biographical information please consult www.math.ubc.ca/~adem

Current/Future Committee Membership
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Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio Trustee (SAC Co-Chair) Mar 01, 2003 Jun 30, 2007
Long Range Planning Committee Mar 01, 2005 Jun 30, 2007
Scientific Advisory Committee SAC Co-Chair, 3/1/03-6/30/07 Apr 01, 2002 Jun 30, 2007
Steering Committee SAC Co-Chair Mar 01, 2003 Jun 30, 2007
  1. Workshop MSRI's 25th Anniversary Celebration

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    Jan 29, 2008
    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
      Panel Discussion MSRI: Past, Present, and Future
    Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia), Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University), Robert Bryant (Duke University), Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angeles), David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Calvin Moore (University of California, Berkeley), Alvin Thaler (Hunter College, CUNY)