THE 20212022 DR. F. RONALD AND HELEN E. BRITTON LECTURES
Samit Dasgupta

Dr. F. Ronald Britton was a former Professor of Mathematics at McMaster, and served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics. After his retirement, he endowed our annual Britton Lectures in memory of his late wife Helen E. Britton. The Britton Lectures have provided the University with a series of distinguished invited speakers since its beginning in 1978. 
Past Britton Lecture Series:
202021  Things you can do with simple shapes and a computer  
201920  Thomas Scanlon University of California, Berkeley 
Differential and difference equations through model theory 
201819 
Susan Homes 
Combining statistics and geometry for effective data integration Link to video recordings 
20172018  Rene Carmona Princeton University 
Mean Field Games:Theory and Applications over a Decade after their Introduction 
20162017 
Frederick Adler 

20152016 
Ingrid Daubechies 
Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics

20142015 
Craig Evans 
Nonlinearity and partial differential equations: some recent perspectives 
20132014 
Henri Darmon 
Elliptic curves and Artin representations 
2012–2013 
Martin Bridson 

2011–2012 
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan 
Some infinite or large dimensional problems. Interacting particle systems. 
2010–2011 
Gerhard Huisken 
Analytic and geometric properties of mean curvature flow 
2009–2010 
Nick Trefethen 
Numerical computation with a sense of history 
2008–2009 
Ravi Vakil 
Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry 
2007–2008 
Chris Rogers 
Optimal investment 
2006–2007 
Donald Dawson 
Stochastic population systems and measurevalued processes 
2005–2006 
Toniann Pitassi 
Propositional proof complexity 
2004–2005 
David Rand 
Mathematical challenges of systems biology 
2003–2004 
Dr. Haim Brezis 
The GinzburgLandau model: An amazing source of new problems and results in analysis & topology 
2002–2003 
John Coates 
Iwasawa algebras and arithmetic 
2001–2002 
Robion Kirby 
Lectures on Ozsvath and Szabo's Floerhomology for 3manifolds 
2000–2001 
David Brillinger 
Random process data analysis: concepts & examples 
1999–2000 
Peter Schneider 
padic representation theory 
1998–1999 
David C. Brydges 
Analysis with functional integrals 
1997–1998 
Neil S. Trudinger 
Isoperimetric inequalities & Hessian operators 
1996–1997 
Anand Pillay 
Model theory, algebra & number theory: some recent interactions 
1995–1996 
R.V. Moody 
Meyer sets and aperiodic crystals 
1994–1995 
Carlos E. Kenig 
Oscillatory integrals and nonlinear dispersive differential equations 
1993–1994 
Ronnie Lee 
Instantons and threemanifolds 
1992–1993 
Joseph J. Kohn 
Pseudodifferential operators and several complex variables 
1991–1992 
Ronald L. Graham 
Quasirandomness in combinatorics 
1990–1991 
Samuel Karlin 
Mathematical & statistical problems associated with protein and DNA sequences 
1989–1990 
Michael Aizenman 
Adventures in statistical mechanics 
1988–1989 
Richard M. Schoen 
Variational problems for Riemannian metrics 
1987–1988 
Victor P. Snaith 
Artin Lfunctions 
1986–1987 
Jerry L. Bona 
Solitons 
1985–1986 
Frank H. Clarke 
Nonsmooth optimization 
1984–1985 
C.R. Rao 
Characterizations of probability distributions 
1983–1984 
Dana S. Scott 
Logic and computing 
1982–1983 
Marvin Shinbrot 
The Boltzmann equation 
1981–1982 
Louis Nirenberg 
Variational and topological methods in nonlinear problems 
1980–1981 
Peter J. Hilton 
Nilpotency as a link between group theory and homotopy theory 
1979–1980 
Ian N. Sneddon 
Integral transforms and fractional integration in elasticity theory 
1978–1979 
Paul L. Butzer 
The BanachSteinhaus theorem, generalizations of the Shannon sampling theorem 