We are very pleased to announce that our PhD graduate (2011) Brendan
Pass has been awarded the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award,
an award given by CAIMS (Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics 
Society).  His thesis was entitled "Structural results on optimal
transportation plans" and was supervised by Robert McCann.  Brendan
is now a Max Wyman Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.

You can see more at 
http://wiki.math.toronto.edu/TorontoMathWiki/index.php/2012_Cecil_Graham_Doctoral_Dissertation_Award 

Brendan is in town today, Monday, June 25, to give a talk on
Multi-marginal optimal transportation, as part of the 2012 CAIMS
Annual Meeting.  A schedule of events is available here:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/11-12/CAIMS_SCMAI/program.html

Brendan's talk is at 4:45 p.m., in Room MS 2158 (Auditorium), 
Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle.
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