MCA 2017

2nd Mathematical Congress of the Americas
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July 24-28, 2017 Montréal, Canada

The second Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA) will take place on July 24-28, 2017, at Centre Mont-Royal and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Based on the very successful experience of the first Congress, wide participation of mathematicians and students from North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean is expected.

The goals of the Mathematical Congress of the Americas are to highlight the excellence of mathematical achievements of the Americas in the international arena and to foster collaboration between the continents’ mathematical communities.

About the Congress

Mathematical Congress of the Americas

The goal of the Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA) is to internationally highlight the excellence of mathematical achievements in the Americas and foster collaborations among researchers, students, institutions and mathematical societies in the Americas.

The first MCA was staged by Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, A.C. (CIMAT) and held in Guanajuato, Mexico, from August 5 to 9, 2013. This inaugural congress was well received and garnered the participation of about 1,000 mathematicians and students from all over the Americas and other parts of the world. The richness of the congress is well illustrated on the MCA 2013 web site:

Mathematical Council of the Americas

The Mathematical Council of the Americas (MCofA) is a network for professional mathematical societies and research institutes based in the Americas, dedicated to promoting the development of mathematics, in all its aspects, throughout the continent. As a continental collaborative effort, special attention is given to cooperating with the Mathematical Union for Latin America and the Caribbean (UMALCA).

The MCofA aims to highlight the excellence of mathematical achievements in the Americas within the context of the international arena and to foster the scientific integration of all mathematical communities in the continent.

The MCofA organizes a quadrennial Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA) that rotates host countries throughout the continent.

To learn more about the MCofA:

Plenary speakers

Manuel del Pino

Manuel del Pino

Universidad de Chile

Shafrira Goldwasser

Shafrira Goldwasser


Peter Ozsvath

Peter Ozsvath

Princeton University, USA

Yuval Peres

Yuval Peres

Microsoft Research, USA

Kannan Soundararajan

Kannan Soundararajan

Stanford University, USA

Public Lectures

Erik Demaine

Erik Demaine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Étienne Ghys

Étienne Ghys

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Invited speakers

  • Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Lia Bronsard, McMaster University, Canada
  • Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University, USA
  • Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford University, USA
  • Paolo Piccione, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rustum Choksi, McGill University, Canada
  • Jeremy Kahn, Brown University, USA
  • Bernardo Uribe, University del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Pablo Ferrari, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago, USA
  • Daniel T. Wise, McGill University, Canada
  • Juan Davila, University of Chile
  • Luz de Teresa, IM UNAM, Mexico
  • Carlos Gustavo Moreira, IMPA, Brazil
  • Robert Morris, IMPA, Brazil
  • Krzysztof Burdzy, University of Washington, USA
  • Matt Kerr, Washington U St. Louis, USA
  • Nicolas Andruskiewitsch, University of Cordoba, Argentina
  • Harald Helfgott, University Paris Diderot-Paris VII, France
  • Jill Pipher, Brown University, USA

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for developing the scientific programming for the MCA 2017.


  • Noga Alon (Tel Aviv, Israel and IAS, USA)
  • Luis Caffarelli (Austin, USA) – Chair
  • Guillermo Cortiñas (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Welington de Melo (IMPA, Brazil)
  • Mario Eudave (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon, USA)
  • Servet Martinez (CMM, Chile)
  • Kumar Murty (Toronto, Canada)
  • Alfio Quarteroni (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Yuri Tschinkel (NYU, USA)

Organizing Committee

  • Brian Boe (U. Georgia & AMS, USA)

  • Steven Boyer (UQAM, Canada)

  • Jacques Hurtubise (McGill, Canada)

  • Christiane Rousseau (U. Montréal, Canada)

  • Gantumur Tsogtgerel (McGill, Canada)

  • Luc Vinet (U. Montréal & CRM, Canada)