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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.

2020 Lectures


2020 Simons Lectures have been postponed until further notice

Bhargav Bhatt

University of Michigan

April 1, 2, 3 2020, Room 2-190

$p$-adic Hodge Theory and Applications

  • Lecture 1:
    What is $p$-adic Hodge theory?
  • Lecture 2:
    Applications to algebraic geometry
  • Lecture 3:
    Connections to algebraic topology

Cynthia Dwork

Harvard University

April 21, 23, 24 2020, Room 2-190

Theory for Society

  • Lecture 1:
    Differential privacy
  • Lecture 2:
    Preserving validity in exploratory data analysis
  • Lecture 3:
    Building the foundations of algorithmic fairness