July 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

The Pitcher lectures are held in honor of Everett Pitcher, who served in Lehigh's Department of Mathematics from 1938 until 1978, when he retired as Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. He was secretary of the American Mathematical Society from 1967 until 1988. He died on December 4, 2006, at the age of 94.

The 2016 lecture is Shing-Tung Yau, author of The Shape of Inner Space.

Image galleries of past lectures include:

- 2013 Everett Pitcher Lecture Series Photos
- 2012 Everett Pitcher Lecture Series Photos
- 2011 Everett Pitcher Lecture Series Photos
- 2010 Everett Pitcher Lecture Series Photos
- 2009 Everett Pitcher Lecture Group Photo
- 2008 Everett Pitcher Lecture Group Photo

For more information call 610-758-3731.

**Past talks are listed below. **

Month,Year |
Speaker |
Title of the Talk |

April, 1983 | R. Bott | Some Applications of Equivariant DeRahm Theory |

December 1983 | J.-P. Serre | Rational Points on Algebraic Varieties |

March, 1985 | J. Moser | Stability of Hamiltonian Systems |

October, 1985 | M. Atiyah | The Mystery of Four Dimensions |

April, 1987 | J. Tate | Elliptic Curves and Modular Symbols |

October, 1987 | J. Milnor | Iterated Polynomial Maps |

April, 1989 | F. John | Non-linear Wave Equations, Formation of Singularities |

March, 1990 | S. Smale | Theory of Computation. On the Problem "P != NP" for the Real and Complex Numbers |

November, 1990 | J. Tits | Monster and Moonshine: A Survey |

April, 1992 | J. Conway | Geometry and Numbers |

April, 1993 | R. Graham | Quasi-randomness and Combinatorics |

October, 1993 | P. Hall | Statistical Estimation of Fractal Dimension |

February, 1994 | M. Talagrand | Isoperimetric Inequalities and Concetration of Measure in Product Spaces |

November, 1994 | M. Hopkins | Modular Forms and Stable Homotopy |

April, 1996 | C. Pomerance | Primes: a computational approach |

March, 1997 | B. Mandelbrot | Fractals in Mathematics and the Sciences |

April, 1998 | C. Morawetz | Revisiting the Wave Equation |

April, 1999 | H.S. Wilf | The Recursive Structure of Combinatorial Families |

March, 2001 | I. M. Singer | Index Theory in Mathematics and Physics |

November, 2001 | P. Shor | Quantum Information and Computation |

July, 2002 | J. Birman | Recognizing the Unknot |

April, 2003 | J. Arthur | Automorphic Forms and the Trace Formula |

March 2005 | Peter Sarnak | Arithmetic and analysis on locally symmetric spaces |

March 2006 | Sir Roger Penrose | Before the Big Bang and Twistor Theory |

April 2007 | George E. Andrews | The Indian Genius, Ramanujan: His Life and the Excitement of His Mathematics |

March 2008 | Persi Diaconis | The Search for Randomness |

March 2009 | Maria Chudnovsky | The Perfect Graphs - Structure and Recongition |

March 2010 | Rick Durrett | Three Faces of Probability |

March 2011 | Manjul Bhargava | Quadratic and Higher Degree Forms in Arithmetic |

April 2012 | William P. Minicozzi II | Singularities in mean curvature flow |

March 2013 | Gunnar Carlsson | The Shape of Data |

March 2014 | Terrence Tao | Bounded Gaps Betwen Primes |

April 2015 | Wendelin Werner | Drawing at Random |

March 2016 | Shing-Tung Yau | The Shape of Inner Space |

September 2017 | Kannan Soundararajan | Primes Fall for the Gambler's Fallacy |

April 2019 | Richard S. Hamilton | The Ricci Flow and the Poincare Conjecture |