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**Set in motion in 2005 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis**

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The American Mathematical Society sponsors a series of public lectures in mathematics entitled **The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics.** The lectures began in 2005, to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Einstein's *annus mirabilis* and were endowed by a generous donor in 2008. They are to be given annually at one of the Society's eight sectional meetings. The year 1905 marked the publication by Albert Einstein in Germany of four fundamental papers that changed the course of twentieth-century physics. Einstein later moved to the United States, where he became a founding member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

The 2020 Einstein Lecture did not take place, because of the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting. It has been rescheduled to the March 2022 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

## 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 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 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: |