Harald Bohr Lectures

The department is proud to announce the inauguration of the Harald Bohr lecture series in mathematics, named after the distinguished Danish mathematician Harald Bohr (1887-1951), 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 2-3 times per year, usually on Wednesday afternoons at 15:15. The Harald Bohr lecture series is organized by Magdalena Musat.

Past Harald Bohr Lectures:

Yakov Sinai

3 June 2019 

Yakov G. Sinai, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
Harald Bohr and Danish Mathematical Society Abel Prize Lecture.

Title: Complex-Valued Solutions of the 3-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations 
See photos from the lecture

Avi Wigderson

15 May 2019 

Avi Wigderson, Herbert H. Maass Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Title: Randomness.

Andrew Wiles

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.

Stanislav Smirnov

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 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 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 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

Efim Zelmanov

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.

Persi Diaconis

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