Hector Pasten Vasquez, this year's Governor-General Academic Gold Medalist

It is my pleasure to announce that one of our doctoral students, Hector Pasten Vasquez, has been chosen to be this year's Governor-General Academic Gold Medalist in recognition of his high academic standing and outstanding thesis titled

'Arithmetic problems around the ABC conjecture and connections with logic'

Written under the supervision of Professor M. Ram Murty.

Hector will soon travel to Harvard University where he has accepted a three-year appointment as a Benjamin Pierce Instructor. He will also spend the following academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for further research work.

Please join me in congratulating Hector on this splendid achievement!

Hector Pasten

Hector Pasten

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