The Evelyn Nelson Lectures
20222023 Lecture Friday January 27th 3:30  4:30 pm Hamilton Hall 305 Anush Tserunyan
McGill University 
Evelyn M. Nelson 1943  1987 Dr. Evelyn Nelson was a member of the Department at the time of her death in 1987. In her memory and in recognition of her contributions to the University and the Mathematical Community, the Department, with the generous support of her many friends and colleagues, established the Evelyn Nelson Lecture Series. This lecture series has focused on matters relating to the Foundations of Mathematics. 
Past Nelson Lectures:
20212022  Chris Miller Ohio State 
Tameness and metric dimensions in expansions of the real field 
20202021 
Ehud Hrushovski 
On the logic of finite fields (with an additive character.) 
20192020  Dragos Ghioca University of British Columbia 
Invariant varieties under the action of onevariable polynomials 
20182019  Maryanthe Malliaris University of Chicago 
Model theory and ultraproducts 
20172018  Julia Gordon UBC and Cornell 
Uniform integration 
20162017  Ross Willard Department of Pure Mathematics University of Waterloo 
Finiteness conditions on the equational laws of finite algebraic structures 
20152016 
Philipp Hieronymi 

20142015 
Jaroslav Nesetril 

20132014 
Ilijas Farah 

2012–2013 
Philipp Habegger 

2011–2012 
Michael Singer 
Factorization of partial differential operators and differential algebraic groups 
2010–2011 
Sergei Starchenko 
Ominimality and Diophantine geometry 
2009–2010 
Alasdair Urquhart 
Von Neumann, Godel and complexity theory 
2008–2009 
Alex Wilkie 
Model theory and analytic continuation for implicitly defined functions 
2007–2008 
Phokion Kolaitis 
Constraint satisfaction, complexity, and logic 
2006–2007 
Julia Knight 
Comparing classes of structures 
2005–2006 
Michael Shub 
Computing over the real and complex numbers 
2004–2005 
Thomas Scanlon 
A logical perspective on difference equations 
2003–2004 
Ya'acov Peterzil 
Definable groups in ominimal structures 
2002–2003 
Alexander Kechris 
Applications of ergodic theory to set theory 
2001–2002 
Patrick Speissegger 
Constructing ominimal structures 
2000–2001 
Dugald Macpherson 
Reconstructing models from their automorphism groups 
1999–2000 
Toni Pitassi 
A new proof of the weak pigeonhole principle 
1998–1999 
Olga Kharlampovich 
Equations and firstorder formulas over free and fully residually free groups 
1996–1997 
Chris Laskowski 
What do the law of large numbers, PAC learning, neural networks and model theory have in common? 
1994–1995 
Askold Khovanskii 
Newton polyhedra 
1994–1995 
Dave Marker 
Model theory and exponentiation 
1993–1994 
Lou van den Dries 
Logic and local fields 
1992–1993 
Ralph McKenzie 
Equations, lattices and structure: sixty years of research in universal algebra 
1991–1992 
Angus Macintyre 
Model theory of analytic functions 