Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lectures

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:

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.