Simons Lecture Series

2009 Lectures

Étienne Ghys CNRS-École Normale, Supérieure de Lyon

April 29 - May 1

4:30-5:30pm

  • Lecture 1:

    Asymptotic invariants for flows

  • Lecture 2:

    Right-handed vector fields

  • Lecture 3:

    The Rademacher function

Robert Schapire Princeton University

May 3-5

4:30-5:30pm

  • Lecture 1:

    The AdaBoost algorithm and its analysis

  • Lecture 2:

    Boosting and how to play repeated games

  • Lecture 3:

    Boosting, optimization and maximum entropy

Simons Lecture Poster 2009
Simons Lecture Poster 2009

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