Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century 
Plenary Speakers
(listed alphabetically)



James G. Arthur  University of Toronto  The principle of functoriality 
Alexander A. Beilinson  University of Chicago  On the Geometric Langlands Conjecture 
Michael V. Berry  University of Bristol  Wave asymptotics and borderland physics 
Haim Brezis  University of Paris XI/Rutgers University  The interplay between analysis and topology in some nonlinear PDEs 
Alain Connes  College de France  Noncommutative geometry 
David Leigh Donoho  Stanford University  Highdimensional data analysis: The blessings and curses of dimensionality 
Charles L. Fefferman  Princeton University  Unsolved problems of fluid mechanics 
Michael H. Freedman  Microsoft Research  The physics of computation 
Ronald L. Graham  University of California, San Diego  Mathematics in the 21st century: Problems and prospects 
Helmut H. W. Hofer 
Courant Institute, New York University  Dynamical systems at the interface of symplectic geometry and threedimensional topology 
Richard M. Karp  University of Washington  Algorithmic challenges from genomics and molecular biology 
Sergiu Klainerman  Princeton University  On the analysis of geometric evolution equations 
Maxim Kontsevich  Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques  Operads of little discs in algebra and topology 
Peter D. Lax 
Courant Institute, New York University  Mathematics and computing 
Simon Levin  Princeton University  Ecosystems as complex adaptive systems 
László Lovász  Microsoft Research  Classical mathematics and new challenges 
David Mumford  Brown University  Modeling perception and inference in intelligent systems 
Peter Sarnak  Princeton University  Some problems in number theory and related analysis 
Saharon Shelah  Hebrew University/Rutgers University  Logical dreams 
Peter W. Shor  AT&T Labs  Quantum computation 
Yakov G. Sinai  Princeton University  From renormalization in dynamics to renormalization in probability and statistical physics 
Richard P. Stanley  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Recent progress in algebraic combinatorics 
Dennis P. Sullivan  The CUNY Graduate School  String topology 
Clifford Taubes  Harvard University  Bliss and ignorance in 4dimensions 
Jean E. Taylor  . Rutgers University  Mathematics and materials science 
William P. Thurston  University of California, Davis  Threedimensional topology and geometry 
Karen Uhlenbeck  University of Texas, Austin  Geometric partial differential equations: From Hilbert's 23rd Problem to nonlinear waves 
S. R. S. Varadhan 
Courant Institute, New York University  Stochastic analysis and applications 
Edward Witten 
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University  The mathematical impact of quantum fields and strings 
ShingTung Yau  Harvard University  Geometry and its relation to physics 
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