Everett Pitcher Lecture Series Prior to 2016-17 Academic Year

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:

For more information call 610-758-3731.

Past talks are listed below. 

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