Upcoming Lectures
Benign Overfitting
Monday April 22, 2024
Time: 3:304:30PM
Location: LECTURE CANCELLED
Improving optimization efficiency by choosing the step size too large for gradient descent
Tuesday April 23, 2024
Time: 3:304:30 PM
Location: LECTURE CANCELLED
Incontext learning linear models with transformers
Wednesday April 24, 2024
Time: 3:304:30 PM
Location: LECTURE CANCELLED
Optimization in Deep Networks: convergence of Sharpness Aware Minimization and the edge of stability
Thursday April 25, 2024
Time: 10:3011:30 AM
Location: LECTURE CANCELLED
Past Britton Lecture Series:
Year 
Lecturer 
Topic 
202223 
Suncica Canic 
A Mathematical Approach to the Design of a Bioartificial Pancreas 
202122 
Samit Dasgupta 
Stark units, Regulators, and Hilbert’s 12th problem: an introduction to special values of Lfunctions 
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 Holmes Stanford University 
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 University of Utah 
Unifying mathematical principles across the biological sciences: from viruses and bacteria to ants and plants Link to video recordings 
20152016  Ingrid Daubechies Duke University 
Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics

20142015  Craig Evans University of California at Berkeley 
Nonlinearity and partial differential equations: some recent perspectives 
20132014  Henri Darmon McGill University 
Elliptic curves and Artin representations 
2012–2013  Martin Bridson University of Oxford 
Nonpositive curvature in group theory 
2011–2012  S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Courant Institute, New York University 
Some infinite or large dimensional problems. Interacting particle systems. 
2010–2011  Gerhard Huisken MaxPlanck Institute 
Analytic and geometric properties of mean curvature flow 
2009–2010  Nick Trefethen Oxford University 
Numerical computation with a sense of history 
2008–2009  Ravi Vakil Stanford University 
Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry 
2007–2008  Chris Rogers University of Cambridge 
Optimal investment 
2006–2007  Donald Dawson Carleton University 
Stochastic population systems and measurevalued processes 
2005–2006  Toniann Pitassi University of Toronto 
Propositional proof complexity 
2004–2005  David Rand University of Warwick 
Mathematical challenges of systems biology 
2003–2004  Dr. Haim Brezis Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & Rutgers University 
The GinzburgLandau model: An amazing source of new problems and results in analysis & topology 
2002–2003  John Coates Cambridge University 
Iwasawa algebras and arithmetic 
2001–2002  Robion Kirby University of California, Berkeley 
Lectures on Ozsvath and Szabo’s Floerhomology for 3manifolds 
2000–2001  David Brillinger University of California, Berkeley 
Random process data analysis: concepts & examples 
1999–2000  Peter Schneider Westfalische WilhelmsUniversitat 
padic representation theory 
1998–1999  David C. Brydges University of Virginia 
Analysis with functional integrals 
1997–1998  Neil S. Trudinger Australian National University 
Isoperimetric inequalities & Hessian operators 
1996–1997  Anand Pillay University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Model theory, algebra & number theory: some recent interactions 
1995–1996  R.V. Moody University of Alberta 
Meyer sets and aperiodic crystals 
1994–1995  Carlos E. Kenig University of Chicago, Chicago 
Oscillatory integrals and nonlinear dispersive differential equations 
1993–1994  Ronnie Lee Yale University 
Instantons and threemanifolds 
1992–1993  Joseph J. Kohn Princeton University 
Pseudodifferential operators and several complex variables 
1991–1992  Ronald L. Graham AT&T Bell Laboratories 
Quasirandomness in combinatorics 
1990–1991  Samuel Karlin Stanford University 
Mathematical & statistical problems associated with protein and DNA sequences 
1989–1990  Michael Aizenman Courant Institute, New York University 
Adventures in statistical mechanics 
1988–1989  Richard M. Schoen Stanford University 
Variational problems for Riemannian metrics 
1987–1988  Victor P. Snaith University of Western Ontario 
Artin Lfunctions 
1986–1987  Jerry L. Bona Pennsylvania State University 
Solitons 
1985–1986  Frank H. Clarke Centre de Recherche Mathematiques, University of Montreal 
Nonsmooth optimization 
1984–1985  C.R. Rao University of Pittsburgh 
Characterizations of probability distributions 
1983–1984  Dana S. Scott CarnegieMellon University 
Logic and computing 
1982–1983  Marvin Shinbrot University of Victoria 
The Boltzmann equation 
1981–1982  Louis Nirenberg Courant Institute, New York University 
Variational and topological methods in nonlinear problems 
1980–1981  Peter J. Hilton Case Western Reserve University 
Nilpotency as a link between group theory and homotopy theory 
1979–1980  Ian N. Sneddon University of Glasgow 
Integral transforms and fractional integration in elasticity theory 
1978–1979  Paul L. Butzer Technical University of Aachen 
The BanachSteinhaus theorem, generalizations of the Shannon sampling theorem 