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The Annual Kemeny Lectures
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2018  Martin Nowak 
April 18: Natural Cooperation
WebM April 19: Evolutionary Dynamics WebM April 20: Hamilton's Rule Makes No Prediction and Cannot Be Tested Empirically WebM 

2017  Toshiyuki Kobayashi 
May 3: "Universal sounds" of antide Sitter manifolds May 4: Local to global — geometry of symmetric spaces with indefinitemetric. May 5: Analysis on locally pseudoRiemannian symmetric spaces 
2016  Melanie Matchett Wood 
April 27: Random groups in number theory and universality April 27: The Chemistry of Primes April 28: Nonabelian CohenLenstra Heuristics and Function Field Theorems 
2015  Yakov Eliashberg 
May 5: What is the h–principle?
WebM May 6: Symplectic topology: from Poincare to Arnold and Gromov, and beyond May 7: Recent advances in symplectic flexibility 
2014  Hendrik Lenstra 
April 16: Escher and the Droste effect
WebM April 17: Sums of digits and divisibility April 18: Missing values of polynomial maps over finite fields 
2013  Jesus De Loera 
March 26: The Convex Geometry of Tables and Arrays March 28: Algebraic and Geometric ideas in the theory of linear optimization March 28: My Favorite Open Problems about Polyhedra 
2012  Bernd Sturmfels 
May 1: Tropical Mathematics May 2: Convex Algebraic Geometry May 3: The Central Curve in Linear Programming 
2011  Vaughan Jones 
April 11: The Onset of Wildness April 11: Flatland, a great place to do algebra QuickTime, WebM April 12: Random matrices, von Neumann algebras and (2+1)dimensional topological quantum field theories 
2010  Persi Diaconis 
February 22: The Search For Randomness February 23: Adding Numbers, Shuffling Cards and an Amazing Matrix February 24: On Adding a List of Numbers (and other one dependent determinantal processes) 
2009  Georgia Benkart 
April 21: Representations of Groups of Matrices  Yeah Schur April 22: Determinants in Wonderland. RealMedia April 23: Travels to Hyperbolic Space Starting from an sl(2) Base 
2008  Daniel Goldston 
April 23: Primes and Twin Primes.
QuickTime,
WebM April 24: Small Gaps Between Primes April 24: Problems Related to Primes 
2007  Richard Stanley 
May 3: Increasing and decreasing subsequences May 3: A Survey of Plane Tilings. RealMedia May 4: Alternating permutations 
2006  Alan Weinstein 
April 27: Groupoids as generalized equivalence relations April 27: Symmetry groupoids of crystals and networks QuickTime, WebM April 28: The structure of proper groupoids 
2005  Andrew Granville 
April 21: An introduction to additive combinatorics April 21: Prime Number Races April 22: Pretentious characters and the PolyaVinogradov theorem 
2004  Paul Baum 
April 14: Mathematical Impossibilities April 15: The Dirac Operator April 16: Ktheory for Group C*Algebras 
2003  Robert Bryant 
May 12: Geometry Old and New: From Euclid to String Theory May 13: New Zoll metrics on the 2sphere May 15: Finsler metrics of constant flag curvature 
2001  John Roe 
April 30: The Art Of Coarse Mathematics May 1: Homology Via Coarse Geometry May 2: On Being Amenable 
2000  Andrew Odlyzko 
May 1: Primes: What we do and don't know.
RealMedia May 2: Zeros of the Riemann zeta function: Conjectures and computations May 3: Polynomials with restricted coefficients: results and open problems. RealMedia 
1999  Jeffrey Weeks 
May 5: The Shape of Space.
RealMedia May 6: Curvature and the Universe. RealMedia May 7: Topological Questions in Cosmology. RealMedia 
1998  ShiingShen Chern  
1997  Harold Stark 
April 30: A NonEuclidean Big Bang May 1: Lfunctions and Class Fields May 2: Zeta Functions of Graphs and Quadratic Covers 
1996  Peter Sarnak 
April 23: The distribution of prime numbers April 24: The spectral nature of the zeros of zeta functions April 25: Spectra of Riemannian manifolds 
1995  David Griffeath 
April 19: Cellular Automata as Toy Universes April 20: The Mathematics of Excitable Cellular Automata April 21: The Mathematics of Threshold Growth 