The department is proud to announce the inauguration of the Harald Bohr lecture series in mathematics, named after the distinguished Danish mathematician Harald Bohr (18871951), to honor his legacy as an eminent and passionate communicator of mathematics.
The Harald Bohr lecturers are outstanding mathematicians from both pure and applied mathematics.
The lectures are held 23 times per year, usually on Wednesday afternoons at 15:15. The Harald Bohr lecture series is organized by Magdalena Musat.
Upcoming Harald Bohr Lectures:

25 September 2024
James Maynard, Professor at University of Oxford
Recipient of Fields Medal, 2022


Past Harald Bohr Lectures:

3 June 2024
Jean Francois Le Gall, Professor at l'Université ParisSaclay
Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2019 Title: The geometry of Brownian surfaces See photos from the Le Gall lecture


22 April 2024 László Lovász, Professor Emeritus of the Eötvös Loránd University and Research Professor of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics. Abel Prize (2021) and Wolf Prize (1999). Title: Discrete or continuous?


3 June 2019 Yakov G. Sinai, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University Harald Bohr and Danish Mathematical Society Abel Prize Lecture. Title: ComplexValued Solutions of the 3dimensional NavierStokes equations See photos from the Sinai lecture


15 May 2019 Avi Wigderson, Herbert H. Maass Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Title: Randomness


14 March 2018 Sir Andrew Wiles, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford. Harald Bohr and Danish Mathematical Society Abel Prize Lecture. Title: Rational points on elliptic curves.


28 November 2017 Professor Stanislav Smirnov, Université de Genève and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Title: Complex analysis and 2D statistical physics


10 October 2017 Professor Dr. Paul Embrechts, ETH Zurich Title: The mathematics of risk Slides from the lecture  Photos from the Embrechts lecture


13 June 2017 Peter Sarnak, Professor at Princeton University & the Institute for Advanced Study Title: Navigating U(2) with Golden Gates Slides from the lecture  Photos from the Sarnak lecture


1 November 2016 Stephen M. Stigler (Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor) University of Chicago Title: The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom See photos from the Stigler lecture


19 April 2016 Alain Connes, Professor at the Collège de France, IHES, and Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University. Title: Geometry and the Quantum


29 October 2015 Gerd Faltings (Professor Dr, Managing Director), Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn Title: Diophantine equations


14 April 2015 Efim Zelmanov (Rita L. Atkinson Chair in Mathematics), UC San Diego. Title: Some open questions on asymptotics of groups and algebras SLIDES from the talk.


24 March 2015 Persi Diaconis (Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics), Stanford University Title: Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards


28 October 2014 Étienne Ghys (Directeur de recherche CNRS), ENS Lyon Title: The topology of a curve in the neighbourhood of a singular point
