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**Alejandro Adem** FRSC is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia
and President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.^{[1]} Previously he was Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences for the period 2008–2015 and during 2015-2019 was the CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs.^{[2]}^{[3]} In 2024 he was reappointed to a second five-year term as President of NSERC.^{[4]}

Alejandro Adem | |
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Born | |

Nationality | Mexico, United States, Canada |

Alma mater | B.S., National University of Mexico, 1982 Ph.D., Princeton University, 1986 |

Awards | Jeffery-Williams Prize Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Fellow of the American Mathematical Society Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society Canada Research Chair |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Algebraic Topology Group cohomology |

Institutions | University of Wisconsin–Madison University of British Columbia |

Doctoral advisor | William Browder |

Doctoral students | Bernardo Uribe |

Alejandro Adem did his undergraduate studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, earning a B.S. in 1982.^{[2]} He earned his Ph.D. in 1986 from Princeton University, under the supervision of William Browder. He then worked as Szego Assistant Professor at Stanford University (1986–89) before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison; he moved to the University of British Columbia in 2005.^{[2]}

Adem has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the ETH-Zürich, the Max-Planck Institute in Bonn, the University of Paris 7 and at Princeton University.^{[2]} His main areas of research are algebraic topology and group cohomology. Adem has written or co-written over sixty research papers and two research monographs.

From 2013 to 2020 Adem was managing editor of the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society and the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. Since 2024 he is Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]} He has served on the scientific and governance boards of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Banff International Research Station and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.^{[2]}

Alejandro Adem's awards^{[2]} include an A.P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1985), an NSF Young Investigator Award (1992), a Romnes Faculty Fellowship from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (1995), Canada Research Chair (2004), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society^{[5]}(2012) and the 2015 Jeffery–Williams Prize, which was awarded to him by the Canadian Mathematical Society, with the following citation: "he stands out as one of the few mathematicians who has made important qualitative and calculational contributions to the theory of the cohomology of groups, and applied these results to problems of algebraic topology".^{[6]}^{[7]} In 2016 he was elected corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.^{[8]} In 2020 he was made a Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society.^{[9]} and in 2021 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.^{[10]}

Adem is the son of geophysicist es:Julián Adem, who obtained a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1953.^{[11]} He is also the nephew of noted topologist José Adem (see Adem relations), who obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1952.^{[12]} His father and uncle were both, in their own specialties, elected members of Mexico's exclusive El Colegio Nacional, and were both recipients of Mexico's National Prize for Arts and Sciences.

- Adem, Alejandro; Milgram, R. James (2004) [1994].
*Cohomology of Finite Groups*. Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften. Vol. 309 (2nd ed.). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-06280-7. ISBN 3-540-20283-8. MR 1317096. - Adem, Alejandro; Leida, Johann; Ruan, Yongbin (2007).
*Orbifolds and Stringy Topology*. Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics. Vol. 171. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511543081. ISBN 978-0-511-54308-1. MR 2359514.

**^**"Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announces new President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada". 25 June 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}^{f}^{g}"Alejandro Adem, C.V. & Publications". from University of British Columbia **^**"Mitacs: Mathematical Roots for Innovation in Canada" (PDF). from Notices of the American Mathematical Society**^**"Government of Canada reappoints president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada". 29 May 2024. Retrieved May 29, 2024.**^**List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society**^**List of Recipients of the Jeffery-Williams Prize**^**Citation for the 2015 Jeffery-Williams Prize**^**"List of corresponding members of the Mexican Academy of Sciences" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-24.**^**List of Fellows of the Canadian Mathematical Society**^**Royal Society of Canada - New Fellows 2021**^**Julián Adem at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Adem Díaz de León, Alejandro. "Biography of José Adem".*Sociedad Matemática Mexicana*(in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-06-17.

- Alejandro Adem at the Mathematics Genealogy Project