William Benter Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor George E. ANDREWS
Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics, Penn State University
Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)
President of the American Mathematical Society (2009-2011)
Ramanujan, the Lost Notebook, and the Aftermath
(02 Nov 2011)

Professor Shmuel Weinberger
University of Chicago
Persistent homology of data, groups, function spaces and landscapes
(12 May 2010)

Professor Tomaso Poggio
Center for Biological & Computational Learning
McGovern Institute
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intelligence and Learning in Brains and Machines
(23 September 2009)

Professor Alan C. Newell
Regents' Professor of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Recipient of the SIAM John von Neumann Lecture Prize, 2004
Plant Patterns and Phyllotaxis
(23 June 2009)

Professor Philippe Flajolet
INRIA and Academy of Sciences, France
Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Analysis
(11 February 2009)

Professor Richard Beals
James E. English Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Yale University
Waves, the Wave Equation, and Inverse Problems
(20 February 2008)

Professor Richard S. Varga
Research Director, Institute for Computational Mathematics
Professor, Kent State University
Recipient of the Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra 2005
On Gersgorin's Circle Theorem and New Developments
(10 October 2007)

Professor Michael J.D. POWELL
University of Cambridge
Minimization without derivatives
(7 February 2007)

Professor Jean-Pierre KAHANE
Université Paris-Sud Orsay
Member of the French Academy of Sciences
Plato and Mathematics
(20 December 2006)

Professor Alain BENSOUSSAN
Distinguished Research Professor of Operations Management
University of Texas at Dallas
Member of the Academia Europaea
Member of the French Academy of Sciences
Stochastic Variational Inequalities and the Ruin of Structures
(5 September 2006)

Professor Sir John BALL
Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Oxford
President of the International Mathematical Union
Fellow of the Royal Society
Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences
ENERGY MINIMIZATION AND SINGULARITIES: A Guided Tour of the Calculus of Variations and Its Applications to Nonlinear Materials
(10 March 2006)

Professor LI Ta-Tsien
Fudan University, Shanghai
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences
Controllability and Observability for Quasilinear Hyperbolic Systems
(25 January 2006)

Professor Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON
Director, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), Bures-sur-Yvette
Member of the Academia Europaea
Member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales, Spain
Geometry, from Uniqueness to Abundance
"The Ever Repeating Story of Inspired Insights by Astronomers, Physicists ..."
      (15 June 2005)

Professor Steve SMALE
University of California, Berkeley, and Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago
Recipient of the Fields Medal
Recipient of the National Medal of Science, USA
Data and Learning
(8 June 2005)

Professor Roger TEMAM
Université Paris-Sud and Indiana University
Recipient of the Jacques-Louis Lions Prize, French Academy of Sciences
Theoretical and Computational Problems for the Equations of the Ocean and the Atmosphere
(26 January 2005)