2014




December 2 
Current Topics in the Natural Sciences: How did the universe begin, and how will we know? 
November 15 
Bay Area Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry (BAANTAG) Day 
November 13, 14, & 18 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Thomas Spencer (IAS) 
November 4 
“Toy Models” A Public Lecture by Tadashi Tokieda (Cambridge University)
video 
November 1 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
September 27 
Bay Area Discrete Math Day Conference 
July 13 
Workshop on Kinetic Theory and Gas Dynamics 
June 17–20 
MMDS 2014: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets 
May 14 & 21 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: M.S. Narasimhan
(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research & Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) 
May 10 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
May 9 & 12 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Gerhard Huisken (Tübingen) 
May 8 
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Visitor Lecture: SunYung Alice Chang (Princeton) 
April 26 
Bay Area Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry (BAANTAG) Day 
April 21 & 22 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: George Lusztig (MIT) 
April 17 & 21 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA, Brazil) 
April 16 
“The Mathematics of Clothing Design” A Public Lecture by Étienne Ghys (UMPA, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
video 
March 17 
Special Geometry Seminar: James Simons (Simons Foundation) 
February 8 & 9 
Joint Meeting: Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) & Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar (PNGS) 
February 1 & 2 
Lie Theory Workshop on Quantum Groups 
January 17, 22, & 24 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Jacob Fox (MIT) 
2013


November 7 
Inaugural KaiLai Chung Memorial Lecture: “Resource Sharing in Stochastic Networks” Ruth J. Williams (UC–San Diego) 
November 5 
“Mathematics of Bats” A Public Lecture by Professor Cédric Villani (L’Institut Henri Poincaré)
video 
October 26 & 27 
JBK90: A conference in honor of Joe Keller’s 90th Birthday 
October 29 & November 19 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) 
October 21 & 28; December 9 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: JeanPierre Bourguignon (Honorary Professor, IHÉS) October December 
October 19 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
October 16 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: JeanPierre Bourguignon (Honorary Professor, IHÉS) 
August 5–18 
Applied Mathematics Summer School and Workshop 
June 24–August 30 
Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute in Mathematics (SURIM) 
June 19–22 
Workshop: “Periods of Automorphic Forms and Applications” 
May 18 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
May 14 
“Mathematics as Metaphor: From Curved Spaces to Quantum Topology” A Public / Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture by Curtis McMullen (Harvard)
video 
April 18 
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA) 
March 9 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
February 21 
AwardWinning Teachers on Teaching: Ravi Vakil

February 14 
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago) 
January 24–27 
“Recent developments in applied mathematics” A conference in honor of George Papanicolaou’s 70th birthday 
January 10 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: János Kollár (Princeton) 
2012


November 29, December 5 & 6 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Peter Scholze (Bonn) 
October 30 
“Rubik, Escher, Bank$” A Public Lecture by Professor Brian Conrad
video 
October 25, 29, & 31 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Michael Struwe (ETH Zürich) 
August 13–16 
“Automorphic Forms, Representations and Combinatorics” A Conference in Honor of Daniel Bump 
July 30–August 11 
Workshop and Conference on Holomorphic Curves and Low Dimensional Topology 
July 23–27 
“Algebraic Topology: Applications and New Directions” A Conference in Honor of Gunnar Carlsson, Ralph Cohen, and Ib Madsen 
July 16–21 
West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School (WCATSS) 
July 10–13 
MMDS 2012: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets 
July 8–28 
Workshop on Kinetic Theory and Gas Dynamics 
June 25–August 17 
Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute in Mathematics (SURIM) 
June 6 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: Reviel Netz (Stanford University) 
June 2 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
May 31 
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Anna Wienhard (Princeton University) 
May 26 & 27 
Young Researchers Meet 2012 (Mathematics and Computer Science) 
April 21–22 
Conference in Memory of Robert Osserman 
April 11, 12, & 16 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: JeanMichel Bismut (Université Parissud–Orsay) 
April 2, 4, & 9 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Ben Green (Trinity College, University of Cambridge) 
March 8 
Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series: ”
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Salil Vadhan (Harvard University) 
March 3 
Bay Area Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry (BAANTAG) Day 
March 1 
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Dusa McDuff (Barnard College) 
February 8 
“Rational solutions to cubic equations” A Public Lecture by Benedict Gross
video 
February 4 & 5 
Lie Theory Workshop on Quantum Groups 
February 4 & 5 
Joint Meeting: Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) & Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar (PNGS) 
2011


November 30 
“Mathematics and Magic Tricks” A Public Lecture by Persi Diaconis 
November 19 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
September 27 & 28 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Bo’az Klartag (Tel Aviv University) 
May 1 
2011 Stanford Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (for middle school and high school students) 
April 23 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
April 20 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: Manjul Bhargava (Princeton/MSRI) 
February 10 
AwardWinning Teachers on Teaching Series: Ralph Cohen, Mathematics Faculty 
February 9 
“The Shape of Inner Space” A Public Lecture by S.T. Yau
video 
February 5 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
January 31;
February 2 & 4 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Ngaiming Mok (Director, Institute of Mathematical Research—The University of Hong Kong) 
2010


October 27 & 28 
ChernSimons Theory: Applications to Geometry & Physics
videos: Edward Witten James Simons Shoucheng Zhang 
October 21 
“GARDNERFEST—Festival of the Mind” 
October 6 
“The Cosmic Distance Ladder” A Public Lecture by Terence Tao 
October 5 & 7 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Terence Tao (UCLA) 
August 2–6 
Summer Topology Workshop 
June 28–July 2 
Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics 
June 15–18 
MMDS 2010: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets 
May 17 & 18 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Serguei Novikov (Maryland–College Park & Landau/Steklov Institutes–Moscow) 
May 14, 19, & 20 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: JeanPierre Serre (Collège de France) 
May 11 
“In Quest of Loewner’s Paradigm” A special lecture by Gerald S. Goodman (University of Florence) 
April 22 
Special Department Colloquium: David Mumford (Brown University & UCBerkeley) 
March 11 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania) 
February 6 & 7 
Joint Meeting: Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) & Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar (PNGS) 
January 25 & 29 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Artur Ávila (IMPA & Jussieu) 
January 7 & 8 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Gerard BenArous (Courant Institute/NYU) 
2009


November 6 
Kai Lai Chung: “A Remembrance” 
June 7 
“Mintsfest” A Conference in Celebration of Grigori Mints’ 70th Birthday 
May 9 
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) 
April 27–May 1 
IMAGINARY: Exhibition of Mathematical Art 
April 9 
AwardWinning Teachers on Teaching: Leon Simon 
2008


November 13 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lecture: Marcus W. Feldman (Stanford University) 
October 25–26 
“From wave propagation to Ktheory” A conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Richard Melrose 
October 21 & 23 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Gilles Lebeau (Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné, Université de Nice–Sophia Antipolis) 
October 18 & 19 
“Workshop on Applied Mathematics” in Honor of Joseph B. Keller’s 85th Birthday 
September 27 
17th Bay Area Discrete Math Day 
August 18–29 
Workshop on Holomorphic Curves: algebraic structures and geometric application 
July 28–August 1 
Lectures on A1 and Motivic Homotopy Theory 
June 25–28 
MMDS 2008: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets 
June 8–14 
Workshop on Multiple Dirichlet Series 
April 30–May 1 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Eduard Zehnder (ETH Zürich) 
March 24–27 
Young persons workshop on String Topology and the Topology of Moduli Spaces 
March 11 
“From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami” A presentation by
Robert Lang 
January 23, 29, 30, & February 5 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Jacob Lurie (MIT) 
2007


June 25–29 
“’Yashafest’: New Perspectives and Challenges in Symplectic Field Theory” A conference in honor of Yasha Eliashberg’s 60th birthday 
June 26–July 9 
FRG meeting & Workshop on Kinetic Theory and Conservation Laws 
May 9 
Stefan Bergman Lecture: Dennis Sullivan (Stony Brook University) 
April 26 & 30; May 8 & 14 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Vladimir Arnol’d (Steklov Mathematical Institute) 
March 16–18 
Asymptotic structures in geometric analysis 
February 23 
“The Logic of Music, The Music of Logic” A presentation by Rob Kapilow 
January 12–15 
Conference on the Topology and Geometry of Moduli Spaces 
2006


September 14–18 
“Conference on Analysis, Logic, & Number Theory” Honoring Paul Cohen on his 72nd Birthday 
July 8–16 
Stanford Workshop on Multiple Dirichlet Series 
July 21–24 
MMDS 2006: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets 
May 16 & 18 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Graeme Segal (Oxford University) 
April 28–May 1 
“General Relativity & Shock Wave Theory”: A conference in honor of Joel Smoller on his 70th Birthday 
February 16 & 23;
March 1 & 9 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Vladimir Voevodsky (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) 
February 25 
Mathematical Association of America Section Meeting 
February 25 & 26 
Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar (PNGS) Winter 2006 Meeting 
February 14 & 16 
Karel deLeeuw Memorial Lectures: Benjamin Weiss (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 
2005


December 3 
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 2005 
October 5 & 26;
November 2, 9, & 16 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: François Lalonde (Université de Montréal) 
September 15–18 
“Geometry and PDE” A conference in honor of Leon Simon’s 60th birthday 
August 6 & 7 
“Algebraic & Differential Topology A Conference”in Honor of Wuchung Hsiang’s 70th Birthday 
March 19–22 
Association for Symbolic Logic 2005 Annual Meeting 
February 22 & 23 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Isadore M. Singer (MIT) 
January 27–29 
“The Mathematics of Persi Diaconis” (at UCSan Diego) 
2004


December 12–14 
“Harmonic Analysis, Ergodic Theory and Probability”: A conference in honor of Izzy Katznelson’s 70th birthday 
December 4 
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 2004 
October 2 & 3 
SK80: Workshop on Mathematical Analysis and its applications in Economics, Evolutionary Theory and Bioinformatics” in honor of Sam Karlin’s 80th birthday 
July 17–31 
FRG Meeting and Summer Workshop on Kinetic Theory and Conservation Law 
July 20–23 
“OrnsteinFest” A celebration of Don Ornstein’s 70th birthday 
April 14 & 15 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Ronald Coifman (Yale University) 
April 5–16 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: “Quasimorphisms in geometry and dynamics”
Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University) 
January 17–18 
Symposium Honoring Solomon Feferman 
2003


December 6 
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 2003 
November 3–7 
AIM/Stanford Relativity Workshop 
May 7 & 8 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University) 
April 19 & 20 
Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar (WAGS) 
January 24–26 
“Random Phenomena in Applied Mathematics” A Conference in Honor of George Papanicolaou’s 60th birthday 
January 1, 27, & 31; February 7 & 10 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: Boris Dubrovin (SISSA & Steklov Institute) 
January 4 & 5 
JBK80: “Workshop on Applied Mathematics—Future Directions” 
2002


May 1 
“A Beautiful Mind: The story of John Nash” A presentation by Sylvia Nasar 
April 27 & 28 
Commemorative Conference in Memory of David Gilbarg 
April 23 & 25 
Stefan Bergman Lectures: Steve Zelditch (Johns Hopkins University) 
April 1–June 7 
Workshop on General Relativity 
January 16–30 
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series: JeanPierre Kahane (Université de ParisSud–Orsay) 
2001


August 12–16 
Workshop on Topology of Moduli Spaces 
July 30–August 3 
Conference on Algebraic Topological Methods in Computer Science 
April 25 
“The Elegant Universe” A special lecture by Brian Greene 
January 26 & 27 
Fixed Income Research Conference 
1998


1998–2002 
MGSS: Mathematical Geophysics Summer School 