# Past Events

- Beatrice Yormark Lecture

Gromov's work on the nonsqueezing problem showed that embedding questions lie at the heart of symplectic geometry. This talk will discuss a variety of these questions, mostly in four dimensions. It is aimed at a general audience, and will not assume prior knowledge of symplectic geometry.

…- Public Lecture

Beginning with some simple principles that go back to the ancient Greeks for solving some low-degree equations, we will then turn to some basic questions raised by Euler and Fermat, whose answers have led to surprising applications (secure Internet commerce) as well as to the solution of famous…

- Public Lecture

The way that a magic trick works can be just as amazing as the trick itself. I will illustrate with performance-level magic whose workings involve a look at combinatorics, number theory, and higher algebra. This talk is aimed at a broad public audience; no prior “mathemagical” knowledge required…

- Public Lecture

Professor Bhargava’s work on composition laws revolutionized algebraic number theory, and earned him the Cole Prize in number theory, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, and a Clay Research Award, as well as a full professorship at Princeton at the age of 29—just two years after earning his PhD. …

- Public Lecture

String theory and the geometry of the universe's hidden dimensions.

Shing-Tung Yau received the 2010 Wilf Prize for his work in geometry and physics. He won the Fields Medal, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, a MacArthur 'Genius' Fellowship and many other major awards. He…

- Public Lecture

String theory and the geometry of the universe's hidden Dimensions.

You can learn more about Professor Shing-Tung Tau https://www.physics.harvard.edu/people/facpages/yau

- Public Lecture

How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly, we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless, there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school…

- Public Lecture

How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly, we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless, there are many indirect methods of measurement, combined with basic high-school…