Eisenbud Lectures in Mathematics and Physics

The Eisenbud Lectures are the result of a generous donation by Leonard and Ruth-Jean Eisenbud, intended for a yearly set of lectures by an eminent physicist or mathematician working close to the interface of the two subjects.

2019-2020

  • Lecture I
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4 p.m. Abelson 131

  • Lecture II
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020, time and location TBD

  • Lecture III
    Thursday, April 30, 2020, time and location TBD

2018-2019

  • Lecture I: Multiple Zeta Values and Mixed Tate Motives over ℤ

  • Lecture II: Motivic Г-functions

  • Lecture III: Relative Completions

2017-2018

  • Lecture I: Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry, and How Science Works

  • Lecture II: Crackling Noise

  • Lecture III: Normal Form for Renormalization Groups: The Framework for the Logs

2016-2017

  • Lecture I: Algebraic curves and differential equations

  • Lecture II: Generalizing hyperbolic surfaces

  • Lecture III: Higgs bundles and mirror symmetry

2015-2016

  • Lecture 1: A physicist under the spell of Ramanujan and moonshine

  • Lecture 2: Mock modular forms in mathematics and physics

  • Lecture 3: Umbral Moonshine

2014-2015

  • Lecture 1: The topology of random real hypersurfaces and percolation

  • Lecture 2: Nodal domains for Maass (modular) forms

  • Lecture 3: Families of zeta functions: their symmetries and applications

2014

  • Lecture 1: Strings and the Magic of Extra Dimensions

  • Lecture 2: Recent Progress in Topological Strings I

  • Lecture 3: Recent Progress in Topological Strings II

  • Science Blog article

2012

  • Lectures: Integrable Systems, Operator Determinants and Probabilistic Models

2011

  • Lecture I: Models and Behavior of the Internet, the World Wide Web

  • Lecture II: Convergent Sequences of Networks

2010

  • Lecture I: Differential K-theory and Dirac operators

  • Lecture II: Twisted K-theory and loop groups

  • Lecture III: Dirac charge quantization in string theory

2009

  • Lecture I: Making a Splash, Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Fluids

  • Lecture II: The Good the Bad and the Awful-- Scientific Simulation and Prediction

  • Lecture III: Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions of Toeplitz Matrices

2008

  • Lecture: The Algebra of Random Surfaces

2007

  • Lecture I: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Physics in Modern Mathematics

  • Lecture II: The Quantum Geometry of Topological String Theory

  • Lecture III: Quantum Field Theory, D-Modules and Integrable Systems