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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.

2018 Lectures

Applied Math Lectures

Stephen Boyd

Stanford University

April 18-20, 2018 4:30-5:30pm, Room 2-190
Daily receptions are at 4pm in 2-290

Applied Convex Optimization

  • Lecture 1: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Convex Optimization
  • Lecture 2: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Object Oriented Convex Optimization with CVXPY
  • Lecture 3: Friday, April 20, 2018
    Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization
    *Room E15-070, Reception E15-00LA

Pure Math Lectures

Sylvia Serfaty

New York University

April 23-25, 2018 4:30-5:30pm, Room 2-190
Daily receptions are at 4pm in 2-290

Systems with Coulomb Interactions

  • Lecture 1: Monday, April 23, 2018
    Motivations and Main Results
  • Lecture 2: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Statistical Mechanics and Microscopic Description of Large Coulomb Systems
  • Lecture 3: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Mean-Field Dynamics for Ginzburg-Landau Vortices and Related Models

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