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# Previous Lectures

## 2018

Lecture by: Prof. C. Papadimitriou

Lecture title: A Computer Scientist Thinks about the Brain

February 07, 2018

## 2017

Lecture by: Allen Tannenbaum

Lecture title: Optimal Mass Transport and the Robustness of Complex Networks

December 26, 2017

Lecture by: Prof. Yakov Pesin, Penn State University

Lecture title: The Dynamical System Approach to Coupled Map Lattices

November 14, 2017

Lecture by: Prof. L. Babai

Lecture title: Group Theory in the Theory of Computing: The Graph Isomorphism Problem

January 29, 2017

## 2016

Lecture by: Gil Kalai

Lecture title: The Quantum Computer Puzzle

June 14, 2016

Lecture by: Lai-Sang Young

Lecture title: Measuring dynamical complexity

March 04, 2016

## 2015

Lecture by: Prof. Stanislav Smirnov

Lecture title: The Ising Model of a Ferromagnet from 1920 to the Present Day

June 17, 2015

## 2014

Lecture by: Thomas A. Henzinger

Lecture title: Amir Pnueli Memorial Lecture

November 18, 2014

Lecture by: Prof. James D. Murray

Lecture title: Why there are no 3-headed monsters, resolving some problems with brain tumours, divorce prediction and how to save marriages

March 11, 2014

## 2013

Lecture by: Prof. Shafi Goldwasser (Weizmann & MIT), Prof. Silvio Micali (MIT)

Lecture title: The Amir Pnueli Memorial Lectures Session

December 10, 2013

Lecture by: Boaz Barak, Irit Dinur, Johan Hastad, Salil Vadhan, Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali

Lecture title: Weizmann Distinguished Lectures Day

December 10, 2013

Lecture by: Prof. Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University )

Lecture title: Art + : Intersections of Art and Mathematics

March 07, 2013

Lecture by: Yakov Pesin

Lecture title: The Theory of Chaos: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

February 19, 2013

Lecture by: Professor Ben Shneiderman

Lecture title: Distinguished Lecturer Series

February 05, 2013

## 2012

Lecture by: Prof. Michael O. Rabin

Lecture title: Miracles of Cryptography and Secrecy Preserving Conduct of Secure Auctions

December 20, 2012

Lecture by: Prof. Christiane Rousseau (University of Montreal )

Lecture title: What can we learn from the singularities?

March 21, 2012

## 2011

Lecture by: Prof. Moshe Y. Vardi

Lecture title: Amir Pnueli: Ahead of His Time

December 04, 2011

Lecture by: Prof.Cedric Villani (University of Lyon & Institute Henri Poincaré)

Lecture title: Entropy and H Theorem: The Mathematical Legacy of Ludwig Boltzmann

March 08, 2011

## 2010

Lecture by: Prof. Grzegorz Rozenberg

Lecture title: A Formal Framework for Processes Inspired by Biochemistry

November 24, 2010

Lecture by: Constantine Dafermos, Srinivasa Varadhan

Lecture title: Distinguished Lecturer Series- Special Event

October 30, 2010

Lecture by: Prof. Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers University)

Lecture title: ...We have come a long way (or did we?): A Redux of Pekeris' 1958 Computations on a 2010 Computer

March 30, 2010

## 2009

Lecture by: Prof. Daphne Koller (Stanford University)

Lecture title: Probabilistic Models for Holistic Scene Understanding

June 17, 2009

## 2008

Lecture by: Professor Leslie Valiant

Lecture title: When Biology is Computation

November 09, 2008

Lecture by: Professor Pierre Deligne

Lecture title: Alternating Euler sums

June 01, 2008

Lecture by: Professor Michael O. Rabin

Lecture title: Practically efficient zero knowledge proofs of correctness of computations, and financial cryptography

May 11, 2008

Lecture by: Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Lecture title: Bringing Systems Biology to Life

March 19, 2008

## 2007

Lecture by: Prof. Stephen Smale (University of California, Berkeley)

Lecture title: On the Mathematics of Vision

May 14, 2007

Lecture by: Professor Haim Brezis

Lecture title: Can you hear the degree of a map from the circle into itself? An intriguing story which is not yet finished

January 23, 2007

## 2006

Lecture by: Professor Ehud Kalai

Lecture title: Structural robustness of large games

December 25, 2006

Lecture by: Professor Philip Holmes

Lecture title: Optimal decisions in the brain? From neural oscillators to stochastic differential equations

June 06, 2006

Lecture by: Prof. Peter Sarnak (Princeton University)

Lecture title: Equidistribution and Primes

May 15, 2006

## 2005

Lecture by: Professor Yannis G. Kevrekidis

Lecture title: Equation-free Modeling for Complex/Multiscale Systems

June 14, 2005

Lecture by: Professor Sergey Novikov

Lecture title: Topology of the Generic Hamiltonian Systems on the Riemann Surfaces

May 24, 2005

Lecture by: Prof. Christos Papadimitriou (University of California at Berkeley)

Lecture title: Networks and Games

March 22, 2005

Lecture by: Professor Victor Kac

Lecture title: What is a Vertex Algebra and Why

January 18, 2005

## 2004

Lecture by: Professor Ariel Rubinstein

Lecture title: Introduction to Economics of the Jungle

November 09, 2004

Lecture by: Professor David Mumford

Lecture title: Mathematical Approaches to Optimal Deformations Between Planar Shapes

June 01, 2004

Lecture by: Professor Moshe Vardi

Lecture title: And Logic Begat Computer Science: When Giants Roamed the Earth

May 24, 2004

Lecture by: Prof. Efim Zelmanov (University of California, San Diego)

Lecture title: On Large Pro-p Groups

April 28, 2004

## 2003

Lecture by: Prof. Judea Pearl (University of California, Los Angeles)

Lecture title: Reasoning with Cause and Effect

June 08, 2003

## 2002

Lecture by: Prof. Noga Alon (Tel Aviv University)

Lecture title: Methods and Challenges in Discrete Mathematics

May 28, 2002

## 2001

Lecture by: Prof. Richard Karp (University of Washington, Seattle)

Lecture title: Computational Challenges from Molecular Biology and Genomics

April 17, 2001

## 2000

Lecture by: Prof. Louis Nirenberg (Courant Institute, New York University)

Lecture title: Some Historical Remarks on Partial Differential Equations

April 16, 2000

## 1999

Lecture by: Prof. Laszlo Lovasz (Yale University)

Lecture title: Random Walks and Algorithms

May 03, 1999

## 1998

Lecture by: Prof. Yisrael Aumann (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Lecture title: Game Theory in the Talmud

June 01, 1998

## 1997

Lecture by: Prof. Amir Pnueli (The Weizmann Institute of Science)

Lecture title: Temporal Verification: From Reactive to Hybrid Systems

March 08, 1997

## 1996

Lecture by: Prof. Robert P. Langlands (Institute for Advanced Study)

Lecture title: Finite Forms of Renormalization for Percolation and Other Lattice Models

March 21, 1996

## 1995

Lecture by: Prof. George F. Oster (University of California, Berkeley)

Lecture title: Molecular Motors and Brownian Motion

June 07, 1995

## 1994

Lecture by: Sir James Lighthill, (University College London)

Lecture title: Ocean Tides from Newton to Pekeris

February 22, 1994