Lectures

Radó Lectures


The Radó Lectures were established to honor the memory of Tibor Radó, who was a member of the department from 1930 until his death in 1965. These lectures are to be given in some area of analysis, broadly interpreted. The following lectures have been held in this series:

2017 (Au): Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago, Nov 13, 14, 15, 2017
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2017 (Sp):Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University, Jan 18, 19, and 20, 2017
PDF icon 2017 Rado Lecture Poster [pdf]

2015: Percy Deift, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NYU), Oct 26, 27, and 28, 2015
2015 Rado Lecture Poster [pdf]

2014: Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, Sep 29, Sep 30 and Oct 1, 2014
2014 Rado Lecture Poster [pdf]

2013: Thomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced Study, Oct 28, 29 and 30, 2013
2013 Rado Lecture Poster [pdf]

2012: Elon Lindenstrauss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Feb 27, 28 and 29, 2012 
2012 Rado Lecture Poster
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2011: Charles Fefferman, Princeton University, Mar 7, 8 and 9, 2011 
2011 Rado Lecture Poster
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2010: Alain Connes, College de France, Apr 6-7, 2010 
2010 Rado Lecture Poster
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2006: Elias M. Stein, Princeton University, Apr 18-20, 2006

2002: Timothy Gowers, Cambridge University, May 13-15, 2002

2002: Mikhael Gromov, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Feb 25-27, 2002

2001: Gang Tian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Einstein Metrics and the Complex Monge-Ampere Equations", Jan 22-24, 2001

1998: Jeff Cheeger, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NYU), Oct 20-22, 1998

1996: Robert MacPherson, Institute for Advanced Study, "Topology of spaces with torus actions", Apr 17-19, 1996

Zassenhaus Lectures


The Zassenhaus Lectures were established to honor the memory of Hans Zassenhaus, who was a member of the department from 1963 until his death in 1991. These lectures are to be given in some area of algebra, broadly interpreted. The following lectures have been held in this series:

2018: Sergey Fomin, University of Michigan, April 16, 17, 18, 2018
PDF icon 2018 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster 

2017: Ravi Vakil, Stanford University, March 20, 21, 22, 2017
PDF icon 2017 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster [pdf]

2016: Andrei Okounkov, Columbia University, April 11, 12, and 13, 2016
PDF icon 2016 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster [pdf]

2015: Daniel Wise, McGill University, April 20, 21, and 22, 2015
2015 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster [pdf]

2014: Alex Lubotzky, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Jan 27, 28 and 29, 2014
2014 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster [pdf]

2012: Gregory Margulis, Yale University, October 24, 25 and 26, 2012 
2012 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster
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2011: Persi Diaconis, Stanford University, October 17, 18 and 19, 2011
2011 Zassenhaus Lecture Poster [pdf]

2010: Christopher Hacon, University of Utah, May 11, 13 and 14, 2010

2009: John G. Thompson, University of Cambridge and University of Florida, March 19 and 20, 2009

2004: Peter Sarnak, Princeton University, "Arithmetic and analysis on locally symmetric spaces", November 3-5, 2004

2003: William Fulton, University of Michigan, "Eigenvalues and Schubert Calculus", February 6-7, 2003

2001: Vladimir Voevodsky, Institute for Advanced Study, "Motivic Homotopy Theory", April 17-19, 2001

2000: László Lovász, Microsoft Research, "Graphs, spectra and Steinitz representations", May 18-19, 2000

1999: Maxim Kontsevich, l'Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, "Operads and Deformation Quantization", Feb. 23-25, 1999

1998: Richard E. Borcherds, University of Cambridge, "Automorphic forms and infinite dimensional Lie algebras", Apr. 27-29, 1998

1994: Efim Zelmanov, University of Chicago, "On the Burnside problem and pro-p groups", Nov. 1-4, 1994

Radical Pi Lectures


The Radical Pi Lectures happen for the undergraduate students of Radical Pi Math Club.

Math Community Forum


The Math Community Forum (formerly called Math 2000 Colloquium Series) presents lectures on subjects, such as current teaching trends, for all those interested in improving the mathematics community both inside OSU and throughout the State of Ohio.

Other Lectures


Five talks on the Poincare Conjecture, October 13-17, 2003

Boundaries of Groups - A View from the Inside, Lecture Series by Hillel Furstenberg, February 11 - March 15, 2002

Ergodic Theory and the Geometry of Fractals, Lecture Series by Hillel Furstenberg, February - March 2001

Noncommutative Geometry, Trace Formulas and the Zeros of the Riemann Zeta Function, Course by Alain Connes, Oct. 12 - Nov. 13, 1998

The Solving of Fermat's Last Theorem, Karl Rubin's Ohio State University Distinguished Lecture on May 22, 1997 · Slides and no-frames version (copied from Karl's home page with his gracious permission)

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