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 four 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.

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. Frenkel?s latest book "Love and Math" was a New York Times bestseller, has been named one of the Best Books of the year by both Amazon and iBooks, and won the Euler Book Prize from the Mathematical Association of America. It has been published in 17 languages, with more translations in the pipeline

2008 · Freeman Dyson · Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton

10/04/2008 at the University of British Columbia and the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
2008 Fall Western Section Meeting Note: The Einstein Lecture by Freeman Dyson was cancelled. A link to his Birds and Frogs Notices article is provided.

2007 · Sir Roger Penrose · University of Oxford

10/6/07 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Spacetime Conformal Geometry, and a New Extended Cosmology

2006 · Benoît B. Mandelbrot · Yale University

4/29/06 at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Spring Western Section Meeting
The Nature of Roughness in Mathematics, Science, and Art

2005 · Sir Michael Atiyah · University of Edinburgh

10/21/05 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Fall Central Section Meeting
The Nature of Space