Simons Lecture Series

2008 Lectures

John Conway Princeton University

April 28-30

4:30 - 5:30 pm

  • Lecture 1:

    From Games to Numbers and Back.

  • Lecture 2:

    The Lexicode Theorem?

  • Lecture 3:

    Nearly Universal Ternary Quadratic Forms.

Peter Teichner University of California, Berkeley

May 5-7

4:30 - 5:30 pm

  • Lecture 1:

    Supersymmetric Euclidean Field Theories and Generalized Cohomology.

  • Lecture 2:

    2-Dimensional Field Theories and Integral Modular Forms.

  • Lecture 3:

    Internal Categories of Euclidean Super Space-Times.

Simons Lecture Poster 2008
Simons Lecture Poster 2008

Simons Lectures Over the Years


2022: Bhargav Bhatt, Cynthia Dwork

2020: (postponed) Bhargav Bhatt, Cynthia Dwork

2019: June Huh, Alexander Barvinok

2018: Stephen Boyd, Sylvia Serfaty

2017: Yuval Peres, Martin Hairer

2016: Michael P. Brenner, Maryam Mirzakhani (cancelled due to illness)

2015: Leslie Greengard, Laure Saint-Raymond

2014: Daniel Spielman, Ben Green

2013: Emmanuel Candès, Raphaël Rouquier

2012: Alexander Lubotzky, László Lovász

2011: Steven Strogatz, Manjul Bhargava

2010: Peter Winkler, Andrei Okounkov

2009: Étienne Ghys, Robert Shapire

2008: Peter Teichner, John Conway

2007: Terry Tao, David Donoho

2006: Akshay Venkatesh, Yves Couder

2005: Noga Alon, Nigel Hitchin

2004: Wendelin Werner

2003: Grigory Perelman

2002: Robert MacPherson

2001 Fall: Peter Shor

2001 Spring: Laurent Lafforgue