Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture

Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture

The Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture Series was established to honor the memory of the mathematician Elisha Netanyahu (1912-1986), who served the Technion from 1946 until his retirement in 1980.

The following is the list of distinguished mathematicians who have presented lectures in this series:

2023

Claire Voisin, College de France, France
Lecture date: April 3, 2023
Title: Decomposition of the Diagonal

2022

Ofer Zeitouni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Lecture date: April 3, 2022
Title: The unreasonable ubiquity of logarithmically correlated fields and their extremes  Video of the lecture

2020

CANCELLED
Claire Voisin, College de France, France
Lecture date: March 30, 2020
Title: Hodge structures in algebraic geometry

2019

Andrei Okounkov, Columbia University, New York, USA
Lecture date: March 19, 17:00
Title: New roots of Lie theory

2018

Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Lecture date: June 25, 17:00
Title: Gravitational allocation on the sphere and overhanging blocks   The Reception    Video of the lecture

2017

Gil Kalai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lecture date: June 7, 17:00
Title: Puzzles about trees, high dimensions, elections, errors and computation

2016

Haim Brezis, Rutgers University, The Technion, University of Paris VI
Lecture date: April 13, 17:00
Title: Old-new perspectives on the winding number (where Cauchy, Fourier, Sobolev and Bourgain meet)

2015

Alex Lubotzly, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lecture date: April 1, 17:00
Title: High dimensional expanders and Ramanujan complexes

2014

Elon Lindenstrauss, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lecture date: April 2, 17:00
Title: Random Walks Using Isometries, Self Similar Measures, and Spectral Gap

2013

Efim Zelmanov, Departments of Mathematics University of California, San Diego.
Lecture date: April 10, 17:00
Title: Infinite Dimensional Superalgebras
Abstract: We will discuss various classification theories involving infinite dimensional Lie and Jordan superalgebras.

2012

Ronald R. Coifman, Departments of Mathematics and of Computer Science, Yale University.
Title: Geometric Harmonic Analysis on High Dimensional Point Clouds

2011

Avi Wigderson, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton.
Title: Geometry and Theoretical Computer Science.

2010

Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University.
Title: The Regularity Lemma of Szemeredi and Grothendieck type Inequalities.

2009

Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles.
Title: Recent Progress in the Spectral Distribution of Random Matrices.

2008

Wendelin Werner, University of Paris-Sud Orsay.
Title: Drawing and Coloring Large Pictures at Random.

2007

Robert J. Aumann, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Title: Strategic Information Theory: Repeated Games with Incomplete Information.

2006

Richard V. Kadison, University of Pennsylvania.
Title: Re-examining the Pythagorean Theorem – a Functional Analyst’s View.

2005

Samuel Karlin, Stanford University.
Title: The Mathematics of Bioinformatics.

2004

Don Zagier, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn.
Title: From Modular Forms to Cohomology.

2003

David Kazhdan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University.
Title: Theory of representations and algebraic geometry.

2001

Andrew R. Casson, Yale University.
Title: Some Mysteries of Low-Dimensional Topology.

2000

Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute of Mathematics.
Title: Estimates for Composite Material.

1999

Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Title: Fractal Geometry, Dimension, and Information Theory.

1998

Seppo Rickman, University of Helsinki.
Title: Geometric Decomposition Spaces and Maps of Bounded Length Distortion.

1997

Charles Fefferman, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Title: Conformal Invariants in N Dimensions.

1996

Enrico Bombieri, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Title: Is Number Theory as Easy as ABC.

1995

Joan Birman, Columbia University.
Title: What’s Happening in Knot Theory?

1994

Olli Lehto, University of Helsinki.
Title: Classical Function Theory and Quasiconformal Mappings.

1993

Michael O. Rabin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University.
Title: Computational Aspects of Classical Number-Theoretic Theorems.

1992

Frederick W. Gehring, University of Michigan.
Title: Isolation in Discrete Mobius Groups.

1991

Walter K. Hayman, University of York, UK.
Title: The Conformal Mapping of Long Quadrilaterals and Thick Annuli.

1990

Lars V. Ahlfors, Harvard University.
Title: Power Series in a Jordan Algebra.

1989

Beno Eckmann, ETH, Zurich.
Title: The Euler Characteristic – Theme and Variations.

1988

Lipman Bers, Columbia University.
Title: Introduction to Quasiconformal Mappings and Their Applications.

1987

Professor Paul Erdös, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Title: Interpolation and Extremal Properties of Polynomials.