COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The T.G. Ostrom Lecture


36th Lecture
Dr. Jean Taylor, Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Rutgers University, and visiting faculty member at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University - "Everything you always wanted to know about soap bubbles."

35th Lecture
March 23, 2016
Dr. Kathleen Heid, Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education, Penn State University - "What does it really mean to understand (or not understand) mathematics"

34th Lecture
March 25, 2015
Dr. Marty Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University - "Patterns Patterns Everywhere"

33rd Lecture
April 16, 2014
Dr. James P. Keener, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah - "The Mathematics of Life: Decisions, Decisions"

32nd Lecture
March 27, 2013
Dr. Andrea L. Bertozzi, Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, Director of Applied Mathematics, UCLA - "Mathematics of Crime"

31st Lecture
March 21, 2012
Dr. Iwan Alexander, Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University - "Our Energy Future"

30th Lecture
April 13, 2011
Dr. Roger J-B Wets, Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of California at Davis - "About an Imperative Evolution of Mathematical Analysis (from equations to inequalities)"

29th Lecture
February 24th, 2010
Dr. James 'Mac' Hyman, Mathematics Department, Tulane University - "The Science Behind Science-Based Simulations"

28th Lecture
April 15, 2009
Dr. Tony F. Chan, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, Directorate of Mathematics & Physical Sciences, UCLA, Department of Mathematics - "What's Math Got To Do With It?"

27th Lecture
March 19, 2008
Dr. John G. Milton, Kenan Chair in Computational Neuroscience, The Claremont Colleges - "Legends of the Fall: from the fingertip to the foot's sole"

26th Lecture
April 4, 2007
Dr. Robert O'Malley, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington - "On the mathematical development of singular perturbation concepts"

25th Lecture
March 22, 2006
Dr. Robert J. Elliott, Professor of Finance, University of Calgary - "Money, Markets and Mathematical Models"

24th Lecture
March 30, 2005
Dr. Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis - "New approaches to the design of marine reserves"

23rd Lecture
January 14, 2004
Dr. Gilbert Strang, MIT - "Fun with Congress / Fun with Pascal"

22nd Lecture
March 12, 2003
Dr. Mark Lewis, Research Chair in Mathematical Biology, University of Alberta, Canada - "Mathematical models for carnivore territories"

21st Lecture
March 27, 2002
Dr. Lisa Fauci, Department of Mathematics, Tulane University - "Coupling Internal & External Mechnics of Swimming Organisms: A Computational Approach"

20th Lecture
March 14, 2001
Dr. Norman Johnson, University of Iowa - "The Beauty of Geometry; Ostrom's Legacy"

19th Lecture
March 22, 2000
Dr. Richard M. Karp, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California - "Computational Challenges from Molecular Biology and Genetics"

18th Lecture
March 8, 1999
Dr. George E. Andrews, Department of Mathematics, Pennyslvania State University - "Ramanujan, Continued Fractions and Educational Reform"

17th Lecture
April 27, 1998
Dr. Bernard J. Matkowsky, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University - "Using Combustion Waves to Synthesize Materials"

16th Lecture
March 21, 1997
Dr. Nancy Kopell, Boston University - "Networks of Neurons as Dynamical Systems: Biophysics to Geometry"

15th Lecture
April 17, 1996
Dr. Branko Grunbaum, University of Washington - "Interactions Between Ornamental Art and Geometry"

14th Lecture
April 7, 1995
Michael Barnsley, author of Fractals Everywhere, Iterated Systems, Norcross, GA - "Fractals, Chaos and the Mind"

13th Lecture
March 18, 1994
Dr. Simon A. Levin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton - "Scale, Pattern, Patchiness and Biodiversity"

11th Lecture
March 5, 1992
Dr. Ronald L. Graham, Adjunct Director of Mathematical Sciences, AT&T Bell Laboratories - "Computers and Mathematics: Recent Successes and Insurmountable Challenges"

10th Lecture
April 11, 1991
Dr. Robert F. Sekerka, Departments of Physics and Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University - "Morphologies in Materials Science and Nature"