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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

## 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

## 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

## 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 Ariel Rubinstein

Lecture title: Introduction to Economics of the Jungle

Nov 09

## 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

## 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