# Einstein Lectures

## Background

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 Lecture

The next Einstein Lecture will be held during the 2017 Spring Central Sectional Meeting on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 1, 2017. The lecturer will be **Richard Evan Schwartz**, Brown University. The title of his talk will be* Modern Scratch Paper: Graphical Explorations in Geometry and Dynamics*.

## Past Lectures

**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*

Poster

**03/07/15** **Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2015 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting**

Simon Tavaré, Cambridge University

*Cancer by the Numbers*

Poster

**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*

http://www.ams.org/meetings/lectures/kleinberg-oct2013-slides.pdf

**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*

http://www.ams.org/meetings/lectures/einstein-lecture-poster-12-web.pdf

**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*

Highlights

http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/sectionalcalendar/einstein-lecture-poster-10-web.pdf

**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*

http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/einstein-lecture-poster-09.pdf

**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*

http:///meetings/Einstein-lecture-poster-8.5x11.pdf

**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*

http:///meetings/mandelbrot-poster-ltr.pdf

**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*

Please see the following press releases and reviews:

http:///notices/200606/comm-walker.pdf

http:///ams/press/einstein-2005.html

http://www.math.unl.edu/~bharbourne1/AMSkeepers/OctoberAMSPhotos.html