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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