Hilldale Lectures

This is not a complete listing of all Hilldale lectures, but Hilldale lectures given with a Math emphasis as part of the Physical Sciences emphasis.  For a list of complete Hilldale Lectures, see https://secfac.wisc.edu/awards-lectures/hilldale-lecture-series/

2023: Gigliola Staffilani, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “A small window on wave turbulence theory”

2022:  Gil Kalai, Henry and Manya Noskwith Professor of Mathematics at  the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Professor of Computer Science at IDC, Herzliya.  He is adjunct Professor of mathematics and computer science at Yale University “The argument against quantum computers”

2015-2016:  Peter Sarnak, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University, and Permanent Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, “Sum of Squares and Golden Gates”

2013-2014:  William Cook, Professor in Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation

2009-2010:  Persi Diaconis, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University. “From Magic to Mathematics and Back”

2004-2005: Barry Mazur, Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University. “Bernoulli Numbers and the Unity of Mathematics”

1995-1996:  Ivar Ekeland, Professor of Mathematics, University of Paris-Dauphine. “Variational Principles and Symplectic Geometry: From Galileo’s Pendulum to Modern Symplectic Geometry”

1989-1990: George Andrews, Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University. “The Amazing, Romantic Story of Ramanujan’s Mathematics”

1978-1979: Mark Kac, Professor of Mathematics, Rockefeller University. “When is Random Random?”  (audio available)