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Previous Lectures

Feb 07

Lecture by: Prof. C. Papadimitriou
Lecture title: A Computer Scientist Thinks about the Brain
Feb 07

Dec 26

Lecture by: Allen Tannenbaum
Lecture title: Optimal Mass Transport and the Robustness of Complex Networks
Dec 26
Lecture by: Walter Strauss
Lecture title: Steady Water Waves
Dec 26

Nov 14

Lecture by: Prof. Yakov Pesin, Penn State University
Lecture title: The Dynamical System Approach to Coupled Map Lattices
Nov 14

Jan 29

Lecture by: Prof. L. Babai
Lecture title: Group Theory in the Theory of Computing: The Graph Isomorphism Problem
Jan 29

Jun 14

Lecture by: Gil Kalai
Lecture title: The Quantum Computer Puzzle
Jun 14
Lecture by: Professor Yannis G. Kevrekidis
Lecture title: Equation-free Modeling for Complex/Multiscale Systems
Jun 14

Mar 04

Lecture by: Lai-Sang Young
Lecture title: Measuring dynamical complexity
Mar 04

Jun 17

Lecture by: Prof. Stanislav Smirnov
Lecture title: The Ising Model of a Ferromagnet from 1920 to the Present Day
Jun 17
Lecture by: Prof. Daphne Koller (Stanford University)
Lecture title: Probabilistic Models for Holistic Scene Understanding
Jun 17

Nov 18

Lecture by: Thomas A. Henzinger
Lecture title: Amir Pnueli Memorial Lecture
Nov 18

Mar 11

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
Mar 11

Dec 10

Lecture by: Prof. Shafi Goldwasser (Weizmann & MIT), Prof. Silvio Micali (MIT)
Lecture title: The Amir Pnueli Memorial Lectures Session
Dec 10
Lecture by: Boaz Barak, Irit Dinur, Johan Hastad, Salil Vadhan, Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali
Lecture title: Weizmann Distinguished Lectures Day
Dec 10

Mar 07

Lecture by: Prof. Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University )
Lecture title: Art + : Intersections of Art and Mathematics
Mar 07

Feb 19

Lecture by: Yakov Pesin
Lecture title: The Theory of Chaos: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Feb 19

Feb 05

Lecture by: Professor Ben Shneiderman
Lecture title: Distinguished Lecturer Series
Feb 05

Dec 20

Lecture by: Prof. Michael O. Rabin
Lecture title: Miracles of Cryptography and Secrecy Preserving Conduct of Secure Auctions
Dec 20

Mar 21

Lecture by: Prof. Christiane Rousseau (University of Montreal )
Lecture title: What can we learn from the singularities?
Mar 21
Lecture by: Prof. Robert P. Langlands (Institute for Advanced Study)
Lecture title: Finite Forms of Renormalization for Percolation and Other Lattice Models
Mar 21

Dec 04

Lecture by: Prof. Moshe Y. Vardi
Lecture title: Amir Pnueli: Ahead of His Time
Dec 04

Mar 08

Lecture by: Prof.Cedric Villani (University of Lyon & Institute Henri Poincaré)
Lecture title: Entropy and H Theorem: The Mathematical Legacy of Ludwig Boltzmann
Mar 08
Lecture by: Prof. Amir Pnueli (The Weizmann Institute of Science)
Lecture title: Temporal Verification: From Reactive to Hybrid Systems
Mar 08

Nov 24

Lecture by: Prof. Grzegorz Rozenberg
Lecture title: A Formal Framework for Processes Inspired by Biochemistry
Nov 24

Oct 30

Lecture by: Constantine Dafermos, Srinivasa Varadhan
Lecture title: Distinguished Lecturer Series- Special Event
Oct 30

Mar 30

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
Mar 30

Nov 09

Lecture by: Professor Leslie Valiant
Lecture title: When Biology is Computation
Nov 09
Lecture by: Professor Ariel Rubinstein
Lecture title: Introduction to Economics of the Jungle
Nov 09

Jun 01

Lecture by: Professor Pierre Deligne
Lecture title: Alternating Euler sums
Jun 01
Lecture by: Professor David Mumford
Lecture title: Mathematical Approaches to Optimal Deformations Between Planar Shapes
Jun 01
Lecture by: Prof. Yisrael Aumann (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Lecture title: Game Theory in the Talmud
Jun 01

May 11

Lecture by: Professor Michael O. Rabin
Lecture title: Practically efficient zero knowledge proofs of correctness of computations, and financial cryptography
May 11

Mar 19

Lecture by: Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Lecture title: Bringing Systems Biology to Life
Mar 19

May 14

Lecture by: Prof. Stephen Smale (University of California, Berkeley)
Lecture title: On the Mathematics of Vision
May 14

Jan 23

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
Jan 23

Dec 25

Lecture by: Professor Ehud Kalai
Lecture title: Structural robustness of large games
Dec 25

Jun 06

Lecture by: Professor Philip Holmes
Lecture title: Optimal decisions in the brain? From neural oscillators to stochastic differential equations
Jun 06

May 15

Lecture by: Prof. Peter Sarnak (Princeton University)
Lecture title: Equidistribution and Primes
May 15

May 24

Lecture by: Professor Sergey Novikov
Lecture title: Topology of the Generic Hamiltonian Systems on the Riemann Surfaces
May 24
Lecture by: Professor Moshe Vardi
Lecture title: And Logic Begat Computer Science: When Giants Roamed the Earth
May 24

Mar 22

Lecture by: Prof. Christos Papadimitriou (University of California at Berkeley)
Lecture title: Networks and Games
Mar 22

Jan 18

Lecture by: Professor Victor Kac
Lecture title: What is a Vertex Algebra and Why
Jan 18

Apr 28

Lecture by: Prof. Efim Zelmanov (University of California, San Diego)
Lecture title: On Large Pro-p Groups
Apr 28

Mar 29

Lecture by:
Lecture title: What is Ergodic Ramsey Theory?
Mar 29

Jun 08

Lecture by: Prof. Judea Pearl (University of California, Los Angeles)
Lecture title: Reasoning with Cause and Effect
Jun 08

May 28

Lecture by: Prof. Noga Alon (Tel Aviv University)
Lecture title: Methods and Challenges in Discrete Mathematics
May 28

Apr 17

Lecture by: Prof. Richard Karp (University of Washington, Seattle)
Lecture title: Computational Challenges from Molecular Biology and Genomics
Apr 17

Apr 16

Lecture by: Prof. Louis Nirenberg (Courant Institute, New York University)
Lecture title: Some Historical Remarks on Partial Differential Equations
Apr 16

May 03

Lecture by: Prof. Laszlo Lovasz (Yale University)
Lecture title: Random Walks and Algorithms
May 03

Jun 07

Lecture by: Prof. George F. Oster (University of California, Berkeley)
Lecture title: Molecular Motors and Brownian Motion
Jun 07

Feb 22

Lecture by: Sir James Lighthill, (University College London)
Lecture title: Ocean Tides from Newton to Pekeris
Feb 22