Kuwait Foundation Lecture Archive
Reverse chronological order
2009

June 11, Jon Kleinberg (Cornell)
The Flow of Information in Complex Networks

May 12, Andrew Granville (Montréal)
Multiplicative functions (and pretentions)

May 5, Nancy Reid (Toronto)
Likelihoodbased inference for complex data structures

April 28, Mark Gross (UCSD)
The tropical vertex

March 11, Ivan Smith (University of Cambridge)
Lagrangian Intersection Problems [Lecture given in Kuwait]

March 3, Tom Mrowka (MIT)
Knots, 3manifolds and gauge theories

February 23, Michael Mitzenmacher (Harvard)
Bloom Filters, Related Data Structures, and their Applications
2008

November 25, Richard Weiss (Tufts)
Classification Results in the Theory of Buildings

November 18, Anton Zorich (Rennes)
Flat surfaces and dynamics in moduli spaces of curves

November 11, Peter McCullagh (Chicago)
On exchangeable random partitions, permutations and fragmentation trees

October 28, Chandrashekhar Khare (UCLA)
Modular forms and Galois representations

October 14, Lawrence D. Brown (Pennsylvania)
A Fieldtest of Basic Empirical Bayes and Bayes Methodologies: InSeason Prediction of Baseball Batting Averages

May 13, Frank Kelly (University of Cambridge)
Mathematical models of the Internet [Lecture given in Kuwait]

May 27, Maxim Kontsevich (IHES, Paris)
On lattice models and finite fields

May 20, Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University)
PDE on singular spaces with applications on geometric analysis

May 15, Robert Bryant (MSRI, Berkeley)
The classification of Riemannian submersions from space forms CANCELLED

May 13, Jalal Shatah (Courant Institute, New York University)
Hydrodynamical instabilities in free boundary problems

April 29, Mark Freidlin (University of Maryland)
Asymptotic problems for stochastic processes
and differential equations

March 11, David Rohrlich (Boston University)
Adelic representations of elliptic type

March 4, Jun Liu (Harvard University)
Bayesian inference of genetic epistasis in casecontrol studies

February 19, Terry Speed (WEHI and University of California, Berkeley)
Technologydriven statistics

February 5, Aise Johan de Jong (Columbia University)
Geometry of moduli spaces of rational curves

January 29, J.P. Wintenberger (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg)
On the proof of Serre's conjecture

January 15, Jianqing Fan (Princeton University)
Estimation of Large Covariance Matrix
2007

November 20, Donald B. Rubin (Harvard University)
Principal Stratification for Causal Inference
with Extended Partial Compliance

November 1, Carlos T. Simpson (CNRS, Université de Nice)
The shape of an algebraic variety

May 21, Mike Bennett (University of British Columbia)
Diophantine equations after Wiles

May 15, HorngTzer Yau (Harvard University)
Dynamics of BoseEinstein Condensates

May 1, Henri Darmon (McGill University)
Large solutions of small equations

March 27, Mihalis Dafermos (University of Cambridge)
The stability problem for black hole spacetimes in general relativity [Lecture given in Kuwait]

March 13, K. Soundararajan (Stanford University)
Multiplicative functions

February 21, ShouWu Zhang (Columbia University)
Diagonal cycles and triple Lseries

February 20, Joseph H. Silverman (Brown University)
The arithmetic of dynamical systems

February 13, Assaf Naor (Microsoft Research and Courant Institute)
The local theory of metric spaces and graph algorithms

February 6, Paul Embrechts (ETH, Zurich)
A capital charge for operational risk: utopia or not

January 30, Shigeru Mukai (RIMS, Kyoto University)
Hilbert's 14th problem and Verlinde type formulas for rings of invariant polynomials
2006
2005
2004

October 26, Peter Kronheimer (Harvard University)
Dehn Surgery and the fundamental group.
Abstract also available as experimental MathML for Internet Explorer with Math Explorer or Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox

October 19, Takeshi Saito (University of Tokyo)
Galois representations in arithmetic geometry

April 6, Anthony Scholl (University of Cambridge)
A century of arithmetic algebraic geometry

May 24, Edward Frenkel (University of California, Berkeley)
Local Langlands correspondence for KacMoody algebras

May 18, Michael Aschbacher (California Institute of Technology)
Finite simple groups

May 4, Ioannis Karatzas (Columbia University)
Diversity and arbitrage in equity markets

April 27, Bernard Malgrange (Université Joseph Gourier, Grenoble)
Nonlinear differential Galois theory

February 17, Daqing Wan (University of California, Irvine)
Moment zeta functions

February 16, David Preiss (University College, London)
Measure, derivative, and infinitely many dimensions

January 20, John Toland (University of Bath, UK)
Linking in the calculus of variations
2003
2002
 December 3, Spencer Bloch (University of Chicago)
Periods Associated To Linear Differential Equations
 October 8, Michel Waldschmidt (University of Paris 6)
Periods, Zeta Values and Diophantine Problems
 September 30, John Conway (Princeton University)
The Mysterious Arithmetic of Lexicographic Codes
 April 23, Christophe Breuil (University of Paris 11)
Integral padic Hodge theory
 May 20, Benedict H. Gross (Harvard University)
The characteristic polynomials of automorphisms of lattices
 February 19, Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia University)
Multiple Dirichlet Series and Moments of Zeta and LFunctions
 January 28, Lucien Szpiro (Graduate School, City University of New York)
Heights and Discriminants
 January 24, Albert Fathi (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
The HamiltonJacobi Equation: The Revival of the Interplay Between Partial Differential Equations and Lagrangian Dynamics
2001
 November 1, MarieFrance Vigneras (University of Paris 7)
Local Langlands Correspondence Between Galois and Linear Groups
 October 9, Pierre Colmez (University of Paris 7)
Galois Representations and Differential Equations
 June 12, Stephen Kudla (University of Maryland)
Modular generating functions: geometric and arithmetic
 June 7, Robert MacPherson (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)
On the topology of torus actions
 May 23, Hélène Esnault (University of Essen)
GausseManin determinant and Tate linear algebra
 March 5, Andrew Casson (Yale University)
Progress and challenges in 3dimensional topology
 February 12, Gisbert Wüstholz (ETH, Zurich)
Diophantine evolution
 February 5, Bruno Khan (University of Paris 7)
Motivic cohomology, Ladic cohomology and the Tate conjecture
2000
1999

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