Henri Poincaré Distinguished Lectures

Established in 2013, the Henri Poincaré Distinguished Visiting Professorship brings world-renowned distinguished mathematicians to Stanford University for at least one academic quarter to interact with faculty and students.

It is very generously funded by an anonymously endowed gift to the Mathematics Department.

Past Poincaré Lecture Events

February
15
Date
Thu February 15th 2024, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
380Y
Speaker
Alain Goriely (Oxford University)

Illusions have been a constant source of amusement but they are  also a unique gateway into understanding the way we perceive the world and how the brain processes information. …

May
31
Date
Wed May 31st 2023, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
380Y
Speaker
Sam Payne (University of Texas)

I will discuss recent progress on counting the number of isomorphism classes of curves of a given genus over a finite field, with and without marked points, and applications to the cohomology of…

Poincaré Lecture Visitors

Professor of Mathematics
University of Texas
Professor of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Mathematics
Harvard University
Professor of Mathematics
Harvard University
Professor of Mathematics
EHESS, University of Paris