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

Public Lecture

Speaker: 
Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
"Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter" 

Mathematicians helping Art Historians and Art Conservators

Speaker: 
Ingrid Daubechies (Duke)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CEMEX Auditorium
641 Knight Way
Stanford University
In recent years, mathematical algorithms have helped art historians and art conservators putting together the thousands of fragments into which an unfortunate WWII bombing destroyed world famous frescos by Mantegna, decide that certain paintings by masters were "roll mates" (their canvases were cut from the same bolt), virtually remove artifacts in preparation for a restoration campaign, get more insight into paintings hidden underneath a visible one,...

How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*

Speaker: 
Jordan Ellenberg (Wisconsin–Madison)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University

 

On November 3, the Stanford Math Research Center, the Stanford Mathematics Department, and the Friends of Stanford Math will present a public lecture by Professor Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin—Madison) in Cubberley Auditorium at 7:30pm. His lecture is entitled “How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*”.

A Special Conversation on “Behind the Man Who Knew Infinity”

Speaker: 
Matthew Brown (director of the film)
Manjul Bhargava (Princeton)
Ken Ono (Emory)
Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University

On Thursday, April 21, at 7:30pm in Cubberley Auditorium, the Stanford MRC co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion “Behind the Man Who Knew Infinity”, celebrating the life and work of Indian mathematician Ramanujan, on the occasion of the forthcoming film about him (starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons). The panel will feature Matthew Brown (director of the film) and Professors Manjul Bhargava (Princeton), Ken Ono (Emory), and Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford).

Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns

Speaker: 
Susan Holmes (Stanford University)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University

 

The Logic of Music, The Music of Logic

Speaker: 
Rob Kapilow
Date and Time: 
Friday, February 23, 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
Jordan Hall / Bldg. 420-041

Science from a Sheet of Paper

Speaker: 
Tadashi Tokieda (University of Cambridge & Stanford University)
Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Hewlett 200
370 Serra Mall
Stanford University

Sums of Squares and Golden Gates

Speaker: 
Peter Sarnak (IAS)
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium

Toy Models

Speaker: 
Tadashi Tokieda (University of Cambridge)
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium

 

Would you like to come see some toys?

"Toys" here have a special sense: objects of daily life which you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal surprises that keep scientists puzzling for a while. We will see table-top demos of many such toys and visit some of the science that they open up.

The Mathematics of Clothing Design

Speaker: 
Étienne Ghys (UMPA, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
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