G. Milton Wing Lectures
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Spring 2017

Prof. Catherine Sulem, F.R.S.C
University of Toronto April 5  7, 2017
Spring 2017

Prof. William Stein
University of Washington and SageMath, Inc. February 8  10, 2017
Fall 2016

Prof. Emeritus Doris Schattschneider
Moravian College
November 20 – 22The Escher exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery runs from Nov 13 through January 29.
Spring 2016

Donald Saari
University of California at Irvine
April 19  20 
Simon Levin
Princeton University
March 31  April 1
Fall 2015

Lani Wu and Steven Altschuler
University of California, San Francisco
October 22  23
Symmetry Breaking in Yeast: Can Mathematics Provide Novel Biological Insights?

Cellular Heterogeneity: Differences That Make a Difference in Cancer and Drug Treatment


Kevin Short
University of New Hampshire
October 7  8
The Math Behind the Music

Cupolets in Chaos, Not Verse

Spring 2015

Bernd Sturmfels
University of California, Berkeley
April 8  10
Tropical Mathematics

Beyond Linear Algebra

Exponential Varieties


Jesse Johnson
Google, Inc. and Oklahoma State University
March 25  27
Hidden Geometry in Modern (Big) Data Analysis

From Discrete to Continuous: Inferring Scale and Topology

Applying Geometric Intuition to Data Analysis

Fall 2014

Susan Landau
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
October 22  24
What’s Significant in the NSA Revelations

Cryptography and Privacy — and the Role for Mathematicians


Lawrence Washington
University of Maryland
September 30  October 2
Cannonballs, Donuts, and Secrets: An Introduction to Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Manipulating Encrypted Data

The Mathematics behind Quantum Computing

Spring 2014

Hubert Bray
Duke University
April 23  25
From Pythagoras to Einstein: The Geometry of Space and Time

On Dark Matter, Galaxies, and the LargeScale Geometry of the Universe

Black Holes and the Monotonicity of the Hawking Mass for Time Flat Surfaces


Leon Glass
McGill University
April 2  4
Chaotic Music and Fractal Art: A Glimpse into the Neurophysiology of Aesthetics

Dynamical Disease: From Theory to Practical Applications

Evolution and Robustness in Gene Networks

Fall 2013

Gilbert Strang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 14  15
Online Instruction and Random Triangles

Tridiagonal Matrices : Their Exponentials and Completions


Ken Golden
University of Utah
September 26  27
Mathematics and the melting polar ice caps

Homogenization for Sea Ice

Spring 2013

Mauro Maggioni
Duke University
April 17  18
Geometry and Analysis of HighDimensional Data

Multiscale Methods for HighDimensional Data and Graphs


Gunnar Carlsson
Stanford University
March 21  22
The Shape of Data

Persistent Homology with Examples

Generalized Persistence and Mapping Data

Fall 2012

Tony DeRose
Pixar Animation Studios
October 3  4
How Mathematics Has Changed Hollywood

Wavelets in Computer Graphics

Spring 2012

Adrien Treuille
Carnegie Mellon University
March 7  8
Interactive Biology

New Approaches to Modeling and Control of Complex Dynamics

Fall 2009

Robert Ghrist
University of Pennsylvania
October 21  23
Mathematical Sensors

Euler Calculus for Data

Algebraic Topology in the Engineering Sciences
