Jacques Hurtubise (mathematician)

Jacques-Claude Hurtubise FRSC (born March 12, 1957) is a Canadian mathematician who works as a professor of mathematics and chair of the mathematics department at McGill University. His research interests include moduli spaces, integrable systems, and Riemann surfaces.[1] Among other contributions, he is known for proving the Atiyah–Jones conjecture.[2]

After undergraduate studies at the Université de Montréal, Hurtubise became a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford for 1978–1981,[1] and earned a DPhil from Oxford in 1982, supervised by Nigel Hitchin, with a dissertation concerning links between algebraic geometry and differential geometry.[3] Following his DPhil, he taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal until 1988, when he moved to McGill. He has also been director of the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques.[4]

Hurtubise won the Coxeter–James Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society in 1993, and was an AMS Centennial Fellow for 1993–1994. In 2004 he became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,[2] and in 2012, he became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.[5] In 2018 the Canadian Mathematical Society listed him in their inaugural class of fellows.[6]


  1. ^ a b Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2015-03-01.
  2. ^ a b Lectures Celebrating New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Fields Institute, 2004, retrieved 2015-03-01.
  3. ^ Jacques Hurtubise at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Jacques Hurtubise, Council of Canadian Academies, retrieved 2015-03-01.
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-03-01.
  6. ^ Canadian Mathematical Society Inaugural Class of Fellows, Canadian Mathematical Society, December 7, 2018