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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Edmund Landau Minerva Center for Research in Mathematical
Analysis and Related Areas
The Landau Lecture series
Each year since its inception the Center has held the LANDAU LECTURES,
a series of three lectures by a distinguished mathematician on the subject of
his choice.
It is usually suggested that one lecture be accessible to the university
scientific community at large and the additional two lectures may be more
specialized and of interest only to professional mathematicians and
specialists.
Begining in 1996 with the lectures of W. Thurston, The center has begun
videotaping the Landau lectures and maintaining a collection on
videotape of these lectures.
The tapes are available from the mathematics library and can be borrowed for
short periods.
Notice:
The lecture series continues as
The Landau Lecture series,
an Einstein Institute of Mathematics annual lecture series,
as of 2011.
Year
 Name
 Lectures

20092010

Prof.
William B. Johnson (Texas A&M University, USA)

 Five 20+ Year Old Problems in the Geometry of Banach Spaces
(Thursday, January 7th, 2010)
 Five More 20+ Year Old Problems in the Geometry of Banach Spaces
(Monday, January 11th, 2010)
 Dimension Reduction and Other Topics in Discrete Metric Geometry
(Wednesday, January 13th, 2010)
Invitation
Abstracts

20082009

Prof. Paul Rabinowitz (University of WisconsinMadison)
 It all began with Moser ...
 Towards an Aubry Mather Theory for a class of PDE's
(Thursday, December 18th and 22nd, 2008)
 Variational gluing (Wednesday, December 24th, 2008)
Abstracts

20072008

Prof. Percy Deift
New York University
 Universality for mathematical and physical systems
 Overview (Thursday, December 20th, 2007)
 Analytical Tools (Monday, December 24th, 2007)
 Combinatorial Methods (Wednesday, December 26th, 2007)
Abstracts

20062007

Prof.
Benoit Perthame
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

 Transport equations in population biology (Dec. 7th, 2006)
 Kinetic formulations of conservation laws (Dec. 11th, 2006)
 Concentration phenomena in PDEs from biology (Dec. 13th, 2006)

20052006

Prof.
Jean Bourgain
Institute For Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
 The sumproduct phenomenon andapplications
 May 10th, 2006
 May 11th, 2006
 May 14th, 2006
Invitation

20042005

Prof.
Hans
Föllmer
Humboldt University, Berlin
 Probablilistic aspects of financial risk
 Stochastic analysis of financial options (March 3rd, 2005)
 Quantifying the risk: a robust view (March 6th, 2005)
 Dynamic risk measures (March 8th, 2005)
Invitation
Abstracts

20032004

Prof. Jeff Cheeger
Courant Institute, N.Y.U.
 The small scale structure of Riemannian Manifolds
 Collapsed manifolds with bounded curvature (Jan. 15, 2004)
 4dimensional Einstein manifolds (Jan. 18, 2004)
 Einstein manifolds in general (Jan. 19, 2004)
Invitation

20022003

Prof. Stefan Müller
MaxPlanck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig

 Geometric rigidity, curvature functionals and dimension reduction in
nonlinear elasticity (May 12, 2003)
 Mathematical problems in micromagnetics : a paradigm multiscale problems
(May 14, 2003)
 Convex integration, wild solutions of partial differential equations and
crystalline microstructure (May 15, 2003)
Invitation

20012002
 Prof. Y. Eliashberg
Stanford University, I.A.S.

 Symplectic topology and Morse theory (April 21st, 2002)
 Symplectic topology and lowdimensional topology
(April 23rd, 2002)
 Symplectic topology and theory of several complex variables
(April 25th, 2002)
Invitation

20002001
 Prof. Dennis Sullivan
City College (CUNY), New York ; SUNY at Stony Brook
 Fluids, quanta and strings
 Discrete models (Dec. 31, 2000)
 Algebraic quantization (Jan. 2, 2001)
 String topology (Jan. 4, 2001)

19992000

Prof. Elliott H. Lieb
Princeton University

 The Second law of thermodynamics : a mathematical perspective
(March 12th, 2000)
 The Bose gas : a subtle manybody problem (March 13th, 2000)
 The quantum mechanical world view : a highly successful but still
incomplete theory (March 16th, 2000)

19981999

Prof. Alain Connes
IHES

 Trace formulas and the zeros of the Riemann zeta function
(Jan. 3rd, 1999)
 Renormalization and Hopf algebras (Jan. 5th, 1999)
 NonCommutative geometry (Jan. 7th, 1999)
Invitation

19971998

Prof. Peter Sarnak
Princeton University
 Zeros of zeta functions and applications to arithmetic
(Jan. 15, 18 and 20th, 1998)

19961997
 Prof. Stefan Hildebrandt
Univ. Bonn

 Contact transformations, Huygens principle and the calculus of variations
(Nov. 28th, 1996)
 Nonlinear elliptic systems of partial differential equations and geometric
variational problems (Dec. 1st and 3rd, 1996)

19951996

Prof. William P. Thurston
Cornell University
 Threedimensional geometry and topology
(Jan. 11th, 14th and 15th, 1996)
 On mathematics and its communication (Jan. 11, 1996)

19941995

Prof. PierreLouis Lions
Ceremade, Univ. de Paris IX
 Nonlinear partial differential equations and applications
 On Euler and NavierStokes equations (Nov. 17, 1994)
 Mathematical models in image processing (Nov. 20, 1994)
 Compensated compactness and Hardy spaces (Nov. 22, 1994)

19931994

Prof. Y.G. Sinai (PDF file)
Princeton University ;
Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics,
Moscow
 Nonlinear PDE and probability theory
 Quasilinear onedimensional equations with random initial data and random
forces: Their origin and fractal properties (Nov. 25, 1993)
 Probabilistic problems for the onedimensional BurgersBrown equation
(Nov. 28, 1993)
 Burgers' equation with random forces and selfavoiding type random walks
(Nov. 30, 1993)

19921993

Prof. Enrico Bombieri
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
 Prime numbers in arithmetic progressions
 A survey (Nov. 5, 1992)
 Uniformity of distribution (Nov. 9, 1992)
 Beyond the Riemann hypothesis (Nov. 11, 1992)

19911992

Prof. Jürgen Moser (19281999)
E.T.H. Zürich

 On Liouvilletype theorems for linear and nonlinear elliptic differential
equations (Oct. 29, 1991)
 The role of minimizers in geometry and in dynamical systems
(Oct. 31, 1991)

