Kevin Henriot Prize

Kevin Henriot defended a brilliant thesis in additive combinatorics in 2014 at the University of Montreal. His thesis was co-supervised by Régis de la Bretèche (Université Paris-Diderot) and Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal) and received funding from both institutions. He then did a two-year post-doc at UBC (University of British Colombia). Kevin Henriot passed away prematurely on June 17, 2016.

Purpose of the prize

The Kevin Henriot Prize aims at keeping alive the memory of Kevin Henriot by rewarding a thesis in his field of research in the broadest sense, i.e. number theory, additive combinatorics or a field of mathematics related to his work.

Previous laureates

Kevin Destagnol (2018)
Oleksiy Klurman (2019)
Cathy Swaenepoel (2020)

Nature and amount of the prize

The amount of the prize is 1500€ paid as a donation. The winner may be invited to Paris to give a talk at the Rencontres de théorie analytique et élémentaire des nombres at the Institut Henri Poincaré. The costs of the invitation will be covered.

Terms of participation

The following 3 eligibility requirements must be met:

  • Any person - male or female - under 35 years of age (at the application deadline) who has defended his or her thesis in 2019 or 2020 regardless of nationality and status.
  • Anyone who has spent at least 10 months of their academic career either in France or in Canada.
  • Anyone whose thesis work involves analytic number theory or additive combinatorics or mathematics related to the work of Kevin Henriot. The application should be written in French or English. 

Selection process

To participate, please complete the online form before September 30, 2021.

The candidate must send a CV (less than two pages), a short presentation of less than 4 pages of his/her research and a pdf copy of his/her thesis.

The jury will have the freedom to award more than one person.


The date of the selection panel will be announced later on this page.


For any information request, please contact Régis de la Brétèche: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application form

Click here to access the application form.

Make a donation to the Kevin Henriot Prize

You can support the Kevin Henriot Prize making a donation via the donation form.

Pour toute demande de renseignement, veuillez contacter Régis de la Brétèche :