Simons Lecture Series
The Department of Mathematics annually presents the Simons Lecture Series to celebrate the most exciting mathematical work by the very best mathematicians of our time. The format of this lecture series has evolved since its inception in 1999, and now includes two weeks of lectures— one in pure mathematics and the other in applied mathematics— given each spring.
We are grateful to our good friend Jim Simons for providing the financial backing of these lectures.
April 24, 25, 26, 2019: Alexander Barvinok
Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Research interests: computational complexity and algorithms in algebra, geometry, and combinatorics
Combinatorics, complexity and complex zeros of partition functions
- Lecture 1: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
How (and why) we compute really big polynomials
- Lecture 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019
More examples from combinatorics and statistical physics
- Lecture 3: Friday, April 26, 2019
Computational complexity and physics: diverging paths?
April 29, 30, May 1, 2019: June Huh
Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University
Research interests: geometry, topology, and combinatorics of algebraic varieties
- Lecture 1: Monday, April 29, 2019
The space of Lorentzian polynomials
- Lecture 2: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Discrete convexity and continuous convexity: a tropical connection
- Lecture 3: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Hodge-Riemann relations for Potts model partition functions and other examples