Event Series

Each year the MRC invites outstanding mathematicians to deliver Distinguished Lecture Series. The mathematician gives up to three lectures and interacts with faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

Established in 1989, the Bergman Memorial Lecture Series invites an outstanding mathematician to deliver a distinguished lecture in honor of the work of Professor Stephan Bergman in pure and applied mathematics.

The Bergman Memorial Lecture Series is supported by a generous endowed bequest from the Bergman estate.

Established in 2013. These lectures bring a Senior Distinguished Mathematician to Stanford University for a few days (once a year) and help bring the Probability Community together. It also serves as an opportunity to recall Professor Lai's years at Stanford and his achievements as a mathematician and educator.

The Kai Lai Chung Lecture Series is generously funded by a gift to the Mathematics Department from the Chung family.

The de Leeuw Lecture Series was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory of Professor Karel de Leeuw, a member of the Stanford Department of Mathematics from 1957–1978. The series consists of lectures aimed at a general, scientifically literate audience. 

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.

A recent initiative, joint with the Friends of Stanford Mathematics is a series of lectures, for the public, by outstanding mathematicians, who are also wonderful communicators.

Established in 2012, the Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding women mathematicians to Stanford to give talks on their research and interact with our students and faculty. 

This distinguished lecture series is supported by a generous donation from Justin Walker, in memory of his late wife, Beatrice Yormark, with additional support from the Stanford Mathematics Research Center. The donation is also used to support other Noetherian Ring activities in our department, including quarterly Noetherian Ring lunches and occasional Yormark visiting scholars.