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Video Clips of Past Public Lectures


The Automated-Reasoning Revolution: From Theory to Practice and Back

Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, USA

Thursday, 1 September 2016

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From Puzzles to Moduli Spaces

Hugo Parlier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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Apple vs Samsung: a Mathematical Battle

James Davis, University of Richmond, USA

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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Evolution and Computation

Nisheeth Vishnoi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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Foundations of Mathematics: An Optimistic Message

Stephen G. Simpson, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

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Turning (big) Data into (even better) Decisions

Assaf Zeevi, Columbia University, USA

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Alan Turing, Computing, Bletchley, and Mathematics

Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

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Complex Networks: How Can We Understand Their Behaviour?

Frank den Hollander, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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Bubbles-Foams, Grains-Metals: Curvature Flow in Cellular Materials

David J. Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Penn Institute for Computational Science, USA

Monday, 9 February 2015

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Magic Pictures About Higgs Bundles

Tamás Hausel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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Shape of the Earth, Motion of the Planets and the Method of Least Squares

Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, India

Thursday, 20 March 2014

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A Walk Down the Arithmetic-Geometric Mean Streets of Mathematics

Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013

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Order, Disorder, Symmetry and Complexity

Daniel L. Stein, New York University, USA

Friday, 15 Nov 2013

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Gambling Against the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Renato Renner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013

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Quantum Physics, Public and Private Information, and the Lost Literature of Antiquity

Charles Bennett, IBM, USA

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

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Regulatory Boundaries for the Banking System

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University, USA

Thursday, 4 July 2013

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What Really Happened in 2008, and Why?

Philip Protter, Columbia University

Thursday, 13 June 2013

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Epigenetics: A New Frontier

Terry Speed, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia and University of California at Berkeley, USA

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012

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Carbons: From Diamonds to Space Elevator and Future Electronics

Boris Yakobson, Rice University, USA

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012

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Order and Rigidity Sensing by Biological Cells

Samuel Safran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Monday, 14 Nov 2011

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The Shape of Inner Space

Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University, USA

Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011

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Numbers and Code, Behind the Magic of Visual Effects

Chong Jiayi, Pixar Animation Studios

Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010

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Cold Atoms and Quantized Vortices

Jakob Yngvason, Universität Wien, Austria

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010

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Mathematics and the Financial Crisis

Paul Embrechts, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Monday, 16 Nov 2009

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Keeping Afloat in a Deluge of DNA Data

Terry Speed, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009

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Roles of Differential Equations in Mathematics and Sciences

Fanghua Lin, Courant Institute, New York University, USA

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009

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Mathematics in the Public Eye - The Story of Perelman and the Poincaré Conjecture

Sir John Ball, University of Oxford, UK

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009

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Rattleback Reversals: a Prototype of Chiral Dynamics

Keith Moffatt, University of Cambridge, UK

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009

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The Scientific Basis of Climate Change

Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, UK

Thursday, 23 Apr 2009

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Are Quantum Computers The Next Generation Of Supercomputers?

Reinhard Werner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008

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Knot or not Knot?

Burkhard Kümmerer, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008

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Climate Past, Climate Present and Climate Future: A Tale from a Statistician

Douglas Nychka, US National Center for Atmospheric Research

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

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Data Mining with Modeling: Managing Diabetes

Larry Shepp, Rutgers University

Thursday, 24 April 2008

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Applied Partial Differential Equations: A Visual Appoach

Peter Markowich, University of Cambridge, UK and University of Vienna, Austria

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007

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What is Mathematical Biology and How Useful is it?

Avner Friedman, Director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University

Thursday, 13 December 2007

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Quantum World of Ultra-Cold Atoms

Christopher Foot, University of Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007

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Real People, Virtual Worlds: Watching a Plague Unfold

Nina Fefferman, Rutgers University and Tufts University, USA

Monday, 29 Oct 2007

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Mathematical Models of Dengue Fever

Eduardo Massad, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007

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Robot Swarms and the Topology of Coordination

Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

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Computer and Genomes

Michael Waterman, University of Southern California

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

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Mathematical Aspects of Financial Risk

Hans Föllmer, Humboldt University

Thursday, 15 February 2007

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The Role of Mathematics and Computer Science in Molecular Biology Research

Martin Tompa, University of Washington, USA

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2006

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Epidemics in Technological and Social Networks: The Downside of Six Degrees of Separation

J.T. Chayes, Microsoft Research

Friday, 9 Jun 2006

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Trends in Wireless Communications

Sergio Verdú, Princeton University

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2006

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The Epidemic Clockwork: Exploring the Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Bryan T. Grenfell, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2005

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Logic and Computation

Ted Slaman, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Monday, 1 August 2005

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Can a wire have a memory?

Georg Dolzmann, University of Maryland

Thursday, 13 Jan 2005

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The Mathematics of Scientific Computation

Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland

Wednesday, 12 Jan 2005

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Macromolecular "Fluids" and Liquid Crystals

Qi Wang, Florida State University

Wednesday, 12 Jan 2005

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The Romance of Hidden Components

David Donoho, Stanford University, USA

Wednesday, 25 August 2004

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Genes, Disease and Genetic Diseases

Terry Speed, University of California at Berkeley and Walter & Eliza Hall
Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Wednesday, 7 January 2004

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Mathematics in the Real World and the Fake World

Stanley Osher, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Thursday, 18 December 2003

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What's Math got to do with it? Mathematics at the Frontiers of Sciences and Technology

Tony Chan, Department of Mathematics, University of California, USA

Monday, 15 December 2003

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The Search for Randomness

Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

Thursday, 19 August 2003

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