Erdős Memorial Lecture


The Erdős Memorial Lecture is an annual invited address made possible by a fund created by Andrew Beal, a Dallas banker and mathematics enthusiast. The Lecture is named for prolific mathematician Paul Erdős (1913-1996). At Mr. Beal's request, interest from the Beal fund is used to support the Erdős Memorial Lecture.

Next Lectures

Lauren K. Williams

2019 · Lauren K. Williams
UC Berkeley

The 2019 Erdős Memorial Lecture will be held during the 2019 Fall Central Sectional Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, September 14-15, 2019.

The lecturer will be Lauren K. Williams, University of California, Berkeley.

More details to be announced.

Past Lectures

Andrea Bertozzi

2018 · Andrea Bertozzi
University of California Los Angeles

2018 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting

Geometric graph-based methods for high dimensional data

James Maynard - Magdalen College, Oxford and Clay Mathematics Institute

2017 · James Maynard
Magdalen College, Oxford and Clay Mathematics Institute

Spring Eastern Section Meeting

Large gaps between prime numbers

Ravi Vakil

2016 · Ravi Vakil
Stanford University

04/09/16 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Spring Western Section Meeting

Cutting and Pasting in Algebraic Geometry

Peter Sarnak

2015 · Peter Sarnak
Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University

10/03/15 Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Fall Central Section Meeting

Markoff Surfaces, Numbers and Strong Approximation

Maria Chudnovsky

2014 · Maria Chudnovsky
Columbia University

03/22/14 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Fall Central Section Meeting

Coloring graphs with forbidden induced subgraphs

2013 · Barry Mazur, Harvard University
10/12/13 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Arithmetic statistics: elliptic curves and other mathematical objects
2013 · Endre Szemerédi, Rutgers University and Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Hungary
04/27/13 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Spring Central Section Meeting
On Subset Sums
2012 · Ken Ono, Emory University
10/27/12 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Fall Western Section Meeting
Ramanujan's Last Prophecy: Quantum Modularity
2011 · Emmanuel Candes, Stanford University
10/15/11 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Fall Central Section Meeting
Recovering the unseen: some recent advances in low-rank matrix reconstruction
2010 · Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
3/27/10 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
2009 · Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan
3/28/09 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, Spring Central Section Meeting
From Apollonian circle packings to Fibonacci numbers
2008 · William Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
3/15/08 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, New York City, NY, Spring Northeast Section Meeting
Decomposing bounded functions
2007 · Andrew J. Granville, Université de Montréal
3/3/07 Davidson College, Davidson, NC, Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Erdős Dream and Pretentious Characters
2006 · Béla Bollobás, University of Memphis and Cambridge University
4/8/06 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Spring Central Section Meeting
Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
2005 · Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
10/8/05 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Eastern Section Meeting
Erdős picture of "most things"
2004 · Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley
5/17/04 Hyatt Regency, Houston, TX, Sixth AMS-SMM International Meeting
Tropical geometry
2003 · Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
10/2/03 University of Colorado, Central-Western Joint Section Meeting
Some insights of computational complexity theory
2002 · Hillel Furstenberg, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
10/6/02, Northeastern University, Eastern Section Meeting
The conjecture of Erdős-Turan and Its Impact on Ergodic Theory
2001 · Carl Pomerance, Bell Laboratories
3/16/01 University of South Carolina, Southeast Section Meeting
Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Paul Erdős, and me
2000 · John H. Conway, Princeton University
9/23/00 University of Toronto, Central Section Meeting
New ways to look at quadratic forms
1999 · Ronald L. Graham, AT&T Labs
5/19/99 University of North Texas, Fourth AMS-SMM International Meeting
Paul Erdős and his favorite problems in number theory
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