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The Landau Lecture series

Each year since its inception the Center has held the LANDAU LECTURES, a series of three lectures by a distinguished mathematician on the subject of his choice.

It is usually suggested that one lecture be accessible to the university scientific community at large and the additional two lectures may be more specialized and of interest only to professional mathematicians and specialists.

Begining in 1996 with the lectures of W. Thurston, The center has begun videotaping the Landau lectures and maintaining a collection on videotape of these lectures. The tapes are available from the mathematics library and can be borrowed for short periods.

Notice: The lecture series continues as The Landau Lecture series, an Einstein Institute of Mathematics annual lecture series, as of 2011.

Year Name Lectures
Prof. William B. Johnson (Texas A&M University, USA)
  1. Five 20+ Year Old Problems in the Geometry of Banach Spaces
    (Thursday, January 7th, 2010)
  2. Five More 20+ Year Old Problems in the Geometry of Banach Spaces
    (Monday, January 11th, 2010)
  3. Dimension Reduction and Other Topics in Discrete Metric Geometry
    (Wednesday, January 13th, 2010)
Invitation      Abstracts
Prof. Paul Rabinowitz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) It all began with Moser ...
  1. Towards an Aubry- Mather Theory for a class of PDE's
    (Thursday, December 18th and 22nd, 2008)
  2. Variational gluing (Wednesday, December 24th, 2008)
Prof. Percy Deift
New York University
Universality for mathematical and physical systems
  1. Overview (Thursday, December 20th, 2007)
  2. Analytical Tools (Monday, December 24th, 2007)
  3. Combinatorial Methods (Wednesday, December 26th, 2007)
2006-2007 Prof. Benoit Perthame
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  1. Transport equations in population biology (Dec. 7th, 2006)
  2. Kinetic formulations of conservation laws (Dec. 11th, 2006)
  3. Concentration phenomena in PDEs from biology (Dec. 13th, 2006)
2005-2006 Prof. Jean Bourgain
Institute For Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
The sum-product phenomenon andapplications
  1. May 10th, 2006
  2. May 11th, 2006
  3. May 14th, 2006

2004-2005 Prof. Hans Föllmer
Humboldt University, Berlin
Probablilistic aspects of financial risk
  1. Stochastic analysis of financial options (March 3rd, 2005)
  2. Quantifying the risk: a robust view (March 6th, 2005)
  3. Dynamic risk measures (March 8th, 2005)

Invitation       Abstracts
2003-2004 Prof. Jeff Cheeger
Courant Institute, N.Y.U.
The small scale structure of Riemannian Manifolds
  1. Collapsed manifolds with bounded curvature (Jan. 15, 2004)
  2. 4-dimensional Einstein manifolds (Jan. 18, 2004)
  3. Einstein manifolds in general (Jan. 19, 2004)

2002-2003 Prof. Stefan Müller
Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
  1. Geometric rigidity, curvature functionals and dimension reduction in nonlinear elasticity (May 12, 2003)
  2. Mathematical problems in micromagnetics : a paradigm multiscale problems (May 14, 2003)
  3. Convex integration, wild solutions of partial differential equations and crystalline microstructure (May 15, 2003)

2001-2002 Prof. Y. Eliashberg
Stanford University, I.A.S.
  1. Symplectic topology and Morse theory (April 21st, 2002)
  2. Symplectic topology and low-dimensional topology (April 23rd, 2002)
  3. Symplectic topology and theory of several complex variables (April 25th, 2002)
2000-2001 Prof. Dennis Sullivan
City College (CUNY), New York ; SUNY at Stony Brook
Fluids, quanta and strings
  1. Discrete models (Dec. 31, 2000)
  2. Algebraic quantization (Jan. 2, 2001)
  3. String topology (Jan. 4, 2001)
1999-2000 Prof. Elliott H. Lieb
Princeton University
  1. The Second law of thermodynamics : a mathematical perspective (March 12th, 2000)
  2. The Bose gas : a subtle many-body problem (March 13th, 2000)
  3. The quantum mechanical world view : a highly successful but still incomplete theory (March 16th, 2000)
1998-1999 Prof. Alain Connes
  1. Trace formulas and the zeros of the Riemann zeta function (Jan. 3rd, 1999)
  2. Renormalization and Hopf algebras (Jan. 5th, 1999)
  3. Non-Commutative geometry (Jan. 7th, 1999)
1997-1998 Prof. Peter Sarnak
Princeton University
Zeros of zeta functions and applications to arithmetic (Jan. 15, 18 and 20th, 1998)
1996-1997 Prof. Stefan Hildebrandt
Univ. Bonn
  1. Contact transformations, Huygens principle and the calculus of variations (Nov. 28th, 1996)
  2. Nonlinear elliptic systems of partial differential equations and geometric variational problems (Dec. 1st and 3rd, 1996)
1995-1996 Prof. William P. Thurston
Cornell University
Three-dimensional geometry and topology (Jan. 11th, 14th and 15th, 1996)
  1. On mathematics and its communication (Jan. 11, 1996)
1994-1995 Prof. Pierre-Louis Lions
Ceremade, Univ. de Paris IX
Non-linear partial differential equations and applications
  1. On Euler and Navier-Stokes equations (Nov. 17, 1994)
  2. Mathematical models in image processing (Nov. 20, 1994)
  3. Compensated compactness and Hardy spaces (Nov. 22, 1994)
1993-1994 Prof. Y.G. Sinai (PDF file)
Princeton University ;
Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow
Non-linear PDE and probability theory
  1. Quasi-linear one-dimensional equations with random initial data and random forces: Their origin and fractal properties (Nov. 25, 1993)
  2. Probabilistic problems for the one-dimensional Burgers-Brown equation (Nov. 28, 1993)
  3. Burgers' equation with random forces and self-avoiding type random walks (Nov. 30, 1993)
1992-1993 Prof. Enrico Bombieri
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Prime numbers in arithmetic progressions
  1. A survey (Nov. 5, 1992)
  2. Uniformity of distribution (Nov. 9, 1992)
  3. Beyond the Riemann hypothesis (Nov. 11, 1992)
1991-1992 Prof. Jürgen Moser (1928-1999)
E.T.H. Zürich
  1. On Liouville-type theorems for linear and non-linear elliptic differential equations (Oct. 29, 1991)
  2. The role of minimizers in geometry and in dynamical systems (Oct. 31, 1991)

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