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Previous Chaim Leib Pekeris Memorial Lectures

Feb 07

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

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

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

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

Mar 07

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

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

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

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

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

May 15

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

Mar 22

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

Apr 28

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

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 01

Lecture by: Prof. Yisrael Aumann (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Lecture title: Game Theory in the Talmud
Jun 01

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