**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.