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2019

  • Workshop on Free Boundary Problems, Spring 2019 
  • Minerva Foundation Lectures, Spring 2019
    • Professor Bálint Virág (University of Toronto)
      “Random Interfaces, Geodesics and the Directed Landscape”
      Friday, March 29, 2019
      Conference flyer:
      Minerva Lecture Flyer
  • Minerva Foundation Lectures, Spring 2019
    • Professor Alan Hammond (U.C. Berkeley)
      “Geodesic Trees & Brownian Watermelons: Universality in Models of Local Random Growth”
      Thursday, February 28, 2019
      Conference flyer:
      Minerva Lecture Flyer

2018

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Fall 2018
    • Professor Bhargav Bhatt (University of Michigan)
      “Geometric aspects of p-adic Hodge theory”
      Monday, September 17, 2018
      Conference flyer:
      Samuel Eilenberg Lecture Flyer
  • Minerva Foundation Lectures, Fall 2018
    • Professor Walter Schachermayer (University of Vienna)
      “Asymptotic Theory of Transaction Costs”
      Monday, September 10, 2018
      Conference flyer:
      Minerva Lecture Flyer
  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Fall 2018
    • Professor Eugenia Malinnikova (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
      “An improvement of Liouville’s theorem for discrete harmonic functions”
      Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1, 2018
      Ritt Lecture Flyer
  • Minerva Foundation Lectures, Spring 2018
    • Professor Itai Benjamini (Weizmann)
      “I will review the state of the art in percolation on groups and related topics”
      Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19, 2018
      Conference flyer:
      Minerva Lecture Flyer
  • Kolchin Lecture, Spring 2018
    • Professor Woodin (Harvard University)
      “Ultimate L”
      Wednesday, April 18, 2018
      Conference flyer:Kolchin Lecture Flyer
  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2018
    • Michael Eichmair (University of Vienna)
      “Scalar Curvature & Isoperimetry in the Large”
      Tuesday, March 20, 2018 & Thursday, March 22, 2018

2017

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2017
    • Dennis Gaitsgory (Harvard University)
      The Tamagawa number formula over function fields
      February 17, 2017

  • SLE, GFF and LQG in NYC
  • Joseph Fell Ritt Lectures, Spring 2017
    • William Minicozzi (MIT)
      Level set method for motion by mean curvature
      March 27 & 28, 2017

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2016

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Fall 2016
    •  Denis Auroux (UC Berkeley)
      Fukaya categories and mirror symmetry
      Video lectures
  • Joseph Fell Ritt Lectures, Fall 2016
    • Zhiwei Yun (Yale University)
      Geometry in orbital integrals and beyond”
      Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, 2016

  • Minerva Foundation Lectures, Fall 2016
    • Rene Carmona (Princeton)
      Introduction to Mean Field Games and the Two Pronged Probabilistic Approach
      October 20-28, 2016
    • Robin Pemantle (University of Pennsylvania)
      Polynomials, their coefficients, and the locations of their zeros: applications to probability, combinatorics and computer science
      November 2-16, 2016
    • Nicolai Reshetikhim (UC Berkeley)
      Limit shapes in integrable models in statistical mechanics
      December 5-9, 2016

  • Joseph Fells Ritt Lectures, Spring 2016
    • Umberto Zannier (Scuola Normale Superiore)
      Integration in finite terms for families of algebraic differentials
      Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3 pm

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2016
    • Raphaël Rouquier (University of California, Los Angeles)
      Algebra in the fourth dimension
      Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3 pm

  • Calculus Of Variations And Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
  • Topological and Quantitative Aspects of Symplectic Manifolds; A Conference In Honor Of Dusa Mcduff’s 70th Birthday
  • Columbia-Princeton Probability Day, Spring 2016
    • April 8, 2016
      Speakers:
      • Guillaume Barraquand (Columbia)
      • Rick Kenyon (Brown)
      • Joel Lebowitz (Rutgers)
      • Hao Shen (Columbia)
      • Allan Sly (Berkeley)
      • Peter Winkler (Dartmouth)

  • Special Lecture Series: “Introduction to the mathematical theory of black holes”
    • Sergiu Klainerman (Columbia University and Princeton University)
      Room Math 507, Wednesdays 2:40 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures – Spring 2016
    • Prof. Roman Bezrukavnikov (MIT)
      Geometric categorification in representation theory

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2015

  •  Minerva Foundation Lectures
    • Fabio Toninelli (Lyon)
      “Height fluctuations in interacting dimers”
      April 20 and April 22, 4:10-6pm, 417 Math, & April 24, 12noon-1pm, 520 Math
    • Wendelin Werner (ETH Zurich)
      “Critical phenomena within (random) planar carpets”
      April 8, 4:10-6pm, 417 Math, & April 9, 5:40-7pm, 520 Math
      “A simple graph-valued Markov processes and renormalization”
      April 10, 11am-12noon, 520 Math
    • Philippe Di Francesco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      Integrable Combinatorics
      March 9, 5:30-7:00pm, 507 Math [w/ the Informal Math-Physics seminar]
      March 10, 5:30-7:00pm, 622 Math
      March 11, 4:10-6pm, 417 Math
      Slides:Lecture 1 ; Lecture 3
  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2015
    • Manjul Bhargava (Princeton University)
      How likely is it for an integer polynomial to take a square value?
      Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

  • Ellis R Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2015
    • Christopher Hacon (University of Utah)
      “Which Powers Of A Holomorphic Function Are Integrable?”
      February 19, 2015

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures – Spring 2015
    • Luis A. Caffarelli  (University of Texas)
      “Future Directions in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations”

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2014

  • Minerva Foundation Research Lectures, Spring 2014
    • Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)
      “Regularity Structures”
      February 24 – 28, 2014
    • Alexei Borodin (MIT)
      “Macdonald processes”
      April 21, 2014 & April 24, 2014
      “Gaussian Free Field in beta ensembles and random surfaces”
      April 25, 2014

  • Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2014
    • Martin Barlow (U. British Columbia)
      Thierry Bodineau (Ecole Polytechnique)
      Steve Lalley (U. Chicago)
      Subhro Ghosh (Princeton University)
      Clement Hongler (Columbia University)
      Jason Miller (MIT)Friday, April 11, 2014
      Northwest Corner Building – Room 501

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2014
    • Melvin Hochster (U. Michigan)
      “Bounding syzygies and the nature of subrings of polynomial rings”
      Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures – Fall 2014
  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2014
    • Fernando Codá Marques (IMPA)
      “Min-max minimal surfaces and applications”
      April 28, 2014 & April 29, 2014
  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Fall 2014
    • Alain-Sol Sznitman (ETH, Zurich)
      Disconnection, interlacements, and the Gaussian free field
      December 15 & 16

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2013

  • Minerva Foundation Research Lectures, Spring 2013
    • Bruno Bouchard (ENSAE-Paris Tech; University of Paris-Dauphine)
      Stochastic Target Problems and Applications in Finance
      February 2013

    • Michel Ledoux (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, France)
      Concentration inequalities
      March 26/28 & April 1/2

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture
    • Burt Totaro (UCLA)
      The Hodge Conjecture: history and Recent Progress

  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2013
    • Jonathan Pila (University of Oxford)
      Functional transcendence and atypical intersections
      April 29 & April 30, 2013

  • Analysis, Complex Geometry, and Mathematical Physics: A Conference in Honor of Duong H. Phong
    May 7 – 11, 2013
    *Conference Information*

  • Geometric Topology in New York (GTiNY)
    Location: Columbia University – Mathematics Building, Room 312
    Monday, August 12, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2013
    *Conference Information*

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures – Fall 2013

2012

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2011

2010

2009

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2008

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2008
    • Constantin Teleman (Berkeley)
      Representations of Groups Over the Category of Vector Spaces

  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2008
    • David Gabai (Princeton)
      Volumes of Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, Heegard Splittings of 3-manifolds

  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Fall 2008
    • Gerhard Huisken (Potsdam)
      Inverse Mean Curvature Flow and Isoperimetric inequalities

  • Minerva Research Foundation Lectures, Spring 2008
    • Michel Emery (Strasbourg)
      Five Lectures on Manifold-valued Semimartingales

  • Minerva Research Foundation Lectures, Fall 2008
    • Shige Peng (Sandong)
      Coherent and Convex Risk Measures, and the Related Time-Consistent Nonlinear Expectations

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Spring 2008
    • Charles Fefferman (Princeton)
      Whitney Extension Problems and Interpolation

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Spring 2008
    • Michael Harris (Jussieu)
      Arithmetic Automorphic Forms on Unitary Groups and Related Galois Representations

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Fall 2008
    • Frans Oort (Utrecht)
      Moduli of Abelian Varieties

2007

  • Ellis R. Kolchin Memorial Lecture, Spring 2007
    • Gregory Lawler (University of Chicago)

  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Spring 2007
    • Joseph Harris (Harvard University)

  • Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Fall 2007
    • David Vogan
      Geometry and Representations of Reductive Groups

  • Minerva Research Foundation Lectures, Spring 2007
    • William Sudderth (University of Minnesota)
      Stochastic Dynamic Programming

  • Minerva Research Foundation Lectures, Fall 2007
    • Alison Etheridge (Oxford)
      Some mathematical models from population genetics

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Spring 2007
    • William Fulton (University of Michigan, visiting Columbia)
      Equivariant Cohomology in Algebraic Geometry

  • Samuel Eilenberg Lectures, Fall 2007
    • Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford)
      Symplectic topology of affine complex manifolds

  • Conference in honor of Dorian Goldfeld’s 60th birthday, May 18-23, 2007 (Organizers: Jeffrey Hoffstein, Stephen Kudla, Ken Ono, Peter Sarnak and Shouwu Zhang). Conference photos*
    *Photos copyright J. Mozzochi, Princeton N.J

2006

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