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The Annual Kemeny Lectures
(A brief history of John G. Kemeny) |
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2016 | Melanie Matchett Wood |
April 27: Random groups in number theory and universality April 27: The Chemistry of Primes April 28: Nonabelian Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics and Function Field Theorems |
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2015 | Yakov Eliashberg |
May 5: What is the h–principle?
WebM May 6: Symplectic topology: from Poincare to Arnold and Gromov, and beyond May 7: Recent advances in symplectic flexibility |
2014 | Hendrik Lenstra |
April 16: Escher and the Droste effect
WebM April 17: Sums of digits and divisibility April 18: Missing values of polynomial maps over finite fields |
2013 | Jesus De Loera |
March 26: The Convex Geometry of Tables and Arrays March 28: Algebraic and Geometric ideas in the theory of linear optimization March 28: My Favorite Open Problems about Polyhedra |
2012 | Bernd Sturmfels |
May 1: Tropical Mathematics May 2: Convex Algebraic Geometry May 3: The Central Curve in Linear Programming |
2011 | Vaughan Jones |
April 11: The Onset of Wildness April 11: Flatland, a great place to do algebra QuickTime, WebM April 12: Random matrices, von Neumann algebras and (2+1)-dimensional topological quantum field theories |
2010 | Persi Diaconis |
February 22: The Search For Randomness February 23: Adding Numbers, Shuffling Cards and an Amazing Matrix February 24: On Adding a List of Numbers (and other one dependent determinantal processes) |
2009 | Georgia Benkart |
April 21: Representations of Groups of Matrices - Yeah Schur April 22: Determinants in Wonderland. RealMedia April 23: Travels to Hyperbolic Space Starting from an sl(2) Base |
2008 | Daniel Goldston |
April 23: Primes and Twin Primes.
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WebM April 24: Small Gaps Between Primes April 24: Problems Related to Primes |
2007 | Richard Stanley |
May 3: Increasing and decreasing subsequences May 3: A Survey of Plane Tilings. RealMedia May 4: Alternating permutations |
2006 | Alan Weinstein |
April 27: Groupoids as generalized equivalence relations April 27: Symmetry groupoids of crystals and networks QuickTime, WebM April 28: The structure of proper groupoids |
2005 | Andrew Granville |
April 21: An introduction to additive combinatorics April 21: Prime Number Races April 22: Pretentious characters and the Polya-Vinogradov theorem |
2004 | Paul Baum |
April 14: Mathematical Impossibilities April 15: The Dirac Operator April 16: K-theory for Group C*-Algebras |
2003 | Robert Bryant |
May 12: Geometry Old and New: From Euclid to String Theory May 13: New Zoll metrics on the 2-sphere May 15: Finsler metrics of constant flag curvature |
2001 | John Roe |
April 30: The Art Of Coarse Mathematics May 1: Homology Via Coarse Geometry May 2: On Being Amenable |
2000 | Andrew Odlyzko |
May 1: Primes: What we do and don't know.
RealMedia May 2: Zeros of the Riemann zeta function: Conjectures and computations May 3: Polynomials with restricted coefficients: results and open problems. RealMedia |
1999 | Jeffrey Weeks |
May 5: The Shape of Space.
RealMedia May 6: Curvature and the Universe. RealMedia May 7: Topological Questions in Cosmology. RealMedia |
1998 | Shiing-Shen Chern | |
1997 | Harold Stark |
April 30: A Non-Euclidean Big Bang May 1: L-functions and Class Fields May 2: Zeta Functions of Graphs and Quadratic Covers |
1996 | Peter Sarnak |
April 23: The distribution of prime numbers April 24: The spectral nature of the zeros of zeta functions April 25: Spectra of Riemannian manifolds |
1995 | David Griffeath |
April 19: Cellular Automata as Toy Universes April 20: The Mathematics of Excitable Cellular Automata April 21: The Mathematics of Threshold Growth |