Distinguished Lectures

Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics

Since 2000, a distinguished scholar is invited once a year by the department to give a series of three lectures.

2020 – Professor Maxim Kontsevich  (IHES)

Quantum Spectrum in Algebraic Geometry

List of past speakers

  • 2000 Prof. Pierre Cartier (Inst. Hautes Etudes Scientifiques)
  • 2001 Prof. David Kazhdan (Harvard University)
  • 2002 Prof. Shlomo Sternberg (Harvard University)
  • 2003 Prof. Joseph Bernstein (Tel-Aviv University)
  • 2004 Prof. Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University)
  • 2005 Prof. Peter Sarnak (New York University)
  • 2006 Prof. Yitzhak Katznelson (Stanford University)
  • 2008 Prof. Mathhias Kreck (University of Bonn)
  • 2009 Prof. Bela Bollobas (Cambridge University)
  • 2010 Prof. Efim Zelmanov (UC San Diego)
  • 2011 Prof. Vladimir Voevodsky (IAS)
  • 2012 Prof. Alan Weinstein (UC Berkeley)
  • 2013 Prof. Peter Teichner (Max Planck & UC Berkeley)
  • 2014 Prof. Endre Szemeredi (Rutgers University)
  • 2015 Prof. Yakov Sinai (Princeton University)
  • 2016 Prof. Claire Voisin (Universite de Paris VI & Ecole Polytechnique)
  • 2017 Prof. John Morgan (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
  • 2018 Prof. Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology)
  • 2019 Prof. Phillip Griffiths (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • 2021 Prof. Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)

Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics and Computer Science

Jointly with the Caesarea Rothschild Institute and the Computer Science Department, the Department of Mathematics also hosts a Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • 2006 Prof. Richard Stanley (MIT)
  • 2007 Prof. Avi Wigderson (IAS)
  • 2008 Prof. Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden)
  • 2009 Prof. Joel Spencer (Courant Institute)
  • 2010 Prof. Gregory Chaitin (IBM T.J. Watson)
  • 2011 Prof. Daniel Spielman (Yale)
  • 2013 Prof. Piotr Indyk (MIT)
  • 2015 Prof. Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)
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