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The American Mathematical Society sponsors a series of public lectures in mathematics entitled The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics. The lectures began in 2005, to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis. They are to be given annually at one of the Society's eight sectional meetings. The year 1905 marked the publication by Albert Einstein in Germany of three fundamental papers that changed the course of twentieth-century physics. Einstein later moved to the United States, where he became a founding member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Next Lectures

The next Einstein Lecture will be held during the 2018 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting on the campus of Northeastern University, Boston, MA , April 21, 2018. The lecturer will be Edward Frenkel, UC Berkeley. More details TBA

The Einstein Lecture in 2019 will be held during the 2019 Spring Central-Western Joint Sectional Meeting on the campus of the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI, March 23, 2019. The lecturer will be Barry Mazur, Harvard University. More details TBA

Past Lectures

04/01/17 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2017 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Richard Evan Schwartz, Brown University
Modern Scratch Paper: Graphical Explorations in Geometry and Dynamics

03/05/16 University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2016 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Erik Demaine, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Fun with Fonts: Mathematical Typography

03/07/15 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2015 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Simon Tavaré, Cambridge University
Cancer by the Numbers

10/25/14 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2014 Fall Western Section Meeting
James H. Simons, Chairman, Simons Foundation
Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck
Highlights and Poster

10/19/13 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2013 Fall Central Section Meeting
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: A Glimpse of Some On-Line Social Phenomena at Global Scales

03/17/12 George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2012 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Gunther Uhlmann, University of California and Irvine & University of Washington
Cloaking: Science Meets Science-Fiction

10/09/10 University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 2010 Fall Western Section Meeting
Terence Tao, University of California Los Angeles
The Cosmic Distance Ladder

04/04/09 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2009 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Michael S. Waterman, University of Southern California
Reading DNA sequences:Twenty-first century technology with eighteenth century mathematics

10/6/07 Rutgers University-New Brunswick, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford
Spacetime Conformal Geometry, and a New Extended Cosmology

4/29/06 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2006 Spring Western Section Meeting
Benoît B. Mandelbrot, Yale University
The Nature of Roughness in Mathematics, Science, and Art

10/21/05 University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2005 Fall Central Section Meeting
Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
The Nature of Space
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