The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
About the Lectures
The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics began in 2005, to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis when he published four fundamental papers that changed the course of twentieth-century physics.
The lectures were endowed by a generous donor in 2008. They are to be given annually at one of the Society's eight sectional meetings. Suggest a Speaker.
Next Lecture
2024 · Talitha Washington · Clark Atlanta UniversityThe 2024 Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics will be given by Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University, at the 2024 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting at Howard University, Washington, DC, which will be held April 6-7, 2024. |
Past Lectures
2023 · Nathaniel Whitaker · University of Massachusetts, AmherstThe 2023 Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics was given by Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, at the Spring Central Sectional Meeting at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, April 15-16, 2023. The title of the lecture was From Segregation to Research Mathematician. See the poster created by the University of Cincinnati. |
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2022 · This lecture was cancelled, as part of the cancellation of the 2022 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting. |
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2021 · Abba Gumel · Arizona State UniversityThe 2021 Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics was delivered virtually on Saturday, March 20, 2021, by Professor Abba Gumel of Arizona State University. The title of his lecture was Mathematics of Infectious Diseases. See the poster here. Abba Gumel is the Foundation Professor of Mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Science, Arizona State University. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Brunel University, England, in 1994, and has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba, Canada (1999-2014). His work is primarily focused on the use of mathematical approaches to gain insight into the transmission dynamics and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases of public health importance. Read more at his university page. See video of his lecture here. |
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2019 · Barry Mazur · Harvard UniversityThe 2019 Einstein Lecture was held in the Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.The title of his lecture was On the Arithmetic of Curves. See the poster here. Barry Mazur is Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. Winner of many awards and prizes, including the National Medal of Science, Mazur has done outstanding work in many areas of mathematics—his work provided a foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem—and is known for being able to communicate those results to non-mathematicians and to relish doing so. See video of his lecture here: |
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2018 · Edward Frenkel · UC BerkeleyThe 2018 Einstein Lecture was held in the Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, on April 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm. The title of his lecture was Imagination and Knowledge. See the poster here. Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. Frenkel's latest book "Love and Math" was a New York Times bestseller, has been named one of the Best Books of the year by both Amazon and iBooks, and won the Euler Book Prize from the Mathematical Association of America. It has been published in 17 languages, with more translations in the pipeline |
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2017 · Richard Evan Schwartz · Brown University04/01/17 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Idiana |
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2016 · Erik Demaine · Massachusetts Institute of Technology03/05/16 at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia |
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2015 · Simon Tavaré · Cambridge University3/07/15 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. |
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2014 · James H. Simons · Simons Foundation10/25/14 at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California |
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2013 · Jon Kleinberg · Cornell University10/19/13 at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, |
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2012 · Gunther Uhlmann · University of California and Irvine & University of Washington03/17/12 at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. |
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2010 · Terence Tao · University of California Los Angeles10/09/10 at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, |
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2009 · Michael S. Waterman · University of Southern California04/04/09 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina |
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2008 · Freeman Dyson · Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton10/04/2008 at the University of British Columbia and the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) |
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2007 · Sir Roger Penrose · University of Oxford10/6/07 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey |
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2006 · Benoît B. Mandelbrot · Yale University4/29/06 at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California |
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2005 · Sir Michael Atiyah · University of Edinburgh10/21/05 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska Press releases and reviews: |