PRIMA Congress 2022

The 2022 Pacific Rim Mathematical Association Congress will be take place in Vancouver, Canada, between December 4-9, 2022. The fourth meeting will be hosted by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

Every four years, mathematical scientists from around the Pacific Rim converge to discuss the latest developments in Mathematics. The Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) was established to bring a well coordinated and concerted effort among our institutions and countries to stimulate a vibrant and interconnected mathematical community whose activities have an unprecedented impact on our economic, social, and cultural development.

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Caroline Colijn

Simon Fraser University

Isabel Hubard

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Kathryn Mann

Cornell University

Ciprian Manolescu

Stanford University

Andres Navas

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Narutaka Ozawa

Kyoto University

Sylvia Serfaty

New York University

Yang Wang

The Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology

Minhyong Kim

University of Warwick

Katherine Stange

University of Colorado

Special Sessions

Early Career Research Showcase

The PRIMA Early Career Researcher’s Showcase is a short session for early career participants (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars) to highlight their areas of research. This can be done either through the poster session, or a 10 minute presentation.

Topics for presentations at the showcase are open, and should focus on research accomplishments of the researcher. Please fill in the application form with the poster/ talk details. Submissions close August 31st, 2022.

Scientific Sessions

Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry

  • Ellen Eischen, University of Oregon
  • Sug Woo Shin, University of California - Berkeley
  • Liang Xiao, Peking University

Arithmetic Geometry: Theory and Computation

  • Sho Tanimoto, Nagoya University
  • Bianca Viray, University of Washington

Enumerative Algebraic Geometry

  • Huai-Liang Chang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Wei-Ping Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Junwu Tu, Shanghai Tech University

Geometric Analysis

  • Otis Chodosh, Stanford University
  • Raquel Perales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Mariel Saez, Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Yoshi Tonegawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Geometric Group Theory

  • Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
  • Koji Fujiwara, Kyoto University
  • Jesus Hernandez Hernandez Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Priyam Patel, University of Utah
  • Rita Jimenez Rolland, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Graph Theory and Combinatorics

  • Karen Gunderson University of Manitoba
  • Karen Meagher, University of Regina
  • Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University
  • Joy Morris, University of Lethbridge

Harmonic Functions and Laplace Eigenfunctions

  • Eugenia Malinnikova, Stanford University
  • Bobby Wilson, University of Washington
  • Zihui Zhao, University of Chicago

Indigenous Mathematical Scientists

  • Kamuela Yong, University of Hawai’i - West O’ahu

Mathematics of Information

  • Mark Iwen, Michigan State University
  • Rayan Saab, University of California, San Diego

Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry

  • Nicolas Addington, University of Oregon
  • Alexander Polishchuk, University of Oregon
  • Vincent Bouchard, University of Alberta
  • Norman Do, Monash University
  • Steven Rayan University of Saskatchewan

Optimal Transport and Applications

  • Shibing Chen, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Young-Heon Kim, University of British Columbia
  • Soumik Pal, University of Washington
  • Brendan Pass, University of Alberta
  • Asuka Takatsu, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Representation Theory and Applications

  • Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California
  • Arun Ram, University of Melbourne
  • Pham H. Tiep Rutgers University

Summer Schools

A number of summer schools will be run in advance of PRIMA 2022, please see the individual summer school pages for more details and to register.

Summer School in Arithmetic Geometry: Theory and Computation

August 2nd-4th, 2021

In advance of PRIMA 2022, a number of summer schools will take place prior to the main event at the end of the year. The first summer school on Arithmetic Geometry: Theory and Computation will take place August 2-4th, 2021. Please see the event webpage for more information and to register.

Summer School on Algebraic Geometry and High Energy Physics

August 23-26, 2021

The second in a series, this four-day virtual summer school aims to provide early-career researchers with new perspectives on algebraic geometry in high-energy physics. The summer school features four mini-courses by emerging and established researchers working at the interface of these two fields. The topics range from derived geometry, to twisted TQFTs, to N=2 supersymmetry, to BPS algebras, to elliptic fibrations. Please see the event webpage for more information and to register.


Sun Dec 4th Mon Dec 5th Tue Dec 6th Wed Dec 7th Thu Dec 8th Fri Dec 9th
9:00 Opening Remarks Plenary Lecture André Navas Plenary Lecture Kathryn Mann Plenary Lecture Sylvia Serfaty Scientific Sessions
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions Early Research Showcase Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions
11:30 Plenary Lecture Ozawa Narutaka
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Industry Career Fair
14:00 Registration and Package Pickup: Sheraton Hotel Grand Ball Room.
*Please note, registration will also be available throughout the conference at the front desk.
Plenary Lecture Ciprian Manolescu Plenary Lecture Yang Wang Plenary Lecture Isabel Hubard Scientific Sessions
15:00 Break Break Break
15:30 Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions
17:30 PRIMA Scientific Organizers Meeting Break Break Break
17:45 Plenary Lecture Caroline Colijn Public Lecture Minhyong Kim Conference Banquet Public Lecture Katherine Stange


Registration for PRIMA 2022 is now open!. Discounted rates are available in the following periods:

Early Registration
May 5th - July 31st
Regular Registration
August 1st - October 15th
Late Registration
October 16th - December 9th
Faculty/Other 350 380 420
Postdoctoral Researcher 175 200 225
Graduate Students 75 100 125
Special Session Speaker 300 300 300
Conference Dinner/Banquet 75 75 75

*All dates and times are in the Pacific/Vancouver timezone and amounts are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Early Career Participant Support

  • Graduate students at the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba and University of Washington sites may also be eligible for a $50 discount, please contact your PIMS Site administrator for more details.

  • Limited funding is available to support PRIMA participants. To apply, please complete the application form. Priority for funding will be given to graduate students, postdocs, and those without access to other sources of funding. For US-based participants, there is the possibility of support thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, please indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered for this support.

    People from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants should try to find alternative sources of funding to complement the amounts they may receive from the congress. The application deadline is September 30th. Applicants will be informed of decisions via email.

Local Information

PRIMA 2022 should be a safe and enjoyable event for all participants. As such, we will be following guidance and restrictions from the Province of British Columbia and the Federal Government of Canada around COVID-19.

Conference Accommodation

The Sheraton Wall Center (the PRIMA conference venue) is offering a special group rate of $179 (CAD) per night for stays between December 1st and 15th, 2022, This offer is available until November 11th. Book your group rate room for PRIMA2022.


Air Canada are offering a promotional discount for flights to Vancouver for PRIMA 2022. A 10% discount is available on standard-fare international flights and flex-fare domestic flights, and a 5% discount is available on standard-fare domestic flights. The discount applies for flights to/from Vancouver airport (CYVR) between Sunday November 27th and Friday December 16th. To receive the discount, apply the code $\textrm{YJ8QNXF1}$, when booking flights on


  • We encourage participants to be fully vaccinated prior to PRIMA 2022
  • We encourage particpants to wear masks in all indoor shared spaces
  • The Canadian Government requires that ALL international participants must complete the ArriveCan process prior to arriving in Canada. This restriction applies at all border crossings, including the land crossing from the United States.

Additional Information

Online Security

PIMS will never contact you regarding travel reservations or accommodation payments. Please be vigilant should you receive any emails, calls or text messages claiming to assist you in making reservations for a PIMS sponsored event, including PRIMA. Do not provide any personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number as these requests are fraudulent in nature.

Organizing Committees

Jayadev S. Athreya

University of Washington

Ian Allison

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Denise Feighan

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Guodong Gai

University of British Columbia

Matt Spragge

Simon Fraser University

Lisa Sammoh

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Ruth Situma

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Özgür Yilmaz

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Jayadev S. Athreya

University of Washington

Koji Fujiwara

Kyoto University

Seonhee Lim

Seoul National University

Rafe Mazzeo

Stanford University

Paul Norbury

University of Melborne

Ruth Situma

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

JunWu Tu

ShanghaiTech University

Bobby Wilson

University of Washington

Özgür Yilmaz

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

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