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.

This year's lecture will be delivered by Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at The Hebrew University.

Abstract: "Random Walks Using Isometries, Self Similar Measures, and Spectral Gap"
Date & Poster: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 17:00, Auditorium 233, Amado Mathematics building.

 

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

2013

Efim Zelmanov, Departments of Mathematics University of California, San Diego.

Title: Infinite Dimensional Superalgebras

2012

Ronald R. Coifman, 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.