# Marston Morse Lecture Series

## All Marston Morse Lectures

The following page displays Marston Morse Lectures happening throughout the current academic year. Click the following link to see a shortened list of Marston Morse Lectures for the current term.

## Friday, April 6th 2018

Dimension reduction and boundary value problems. | |

Speaker: | Simon Donaldson |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | Simonyi Hall 101 |

## Wednesday, April 4th 2018

Examples and moduli theory. | |

Speaker: | Simon Donaldson |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | Simonyi Hall 101 |

## Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Basic theory. | |

Speaker: | Simon Donaldson |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | Simonyi Hall 101 |

## Friday, February 24th 2017

Folding papers and turbulent flows | |

Speaker: | Camillo De Lellis |

Time: | 3:30pm-4:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Folding papers and turbulent flows | |

Speaker: | Camillo De Lellis |

Time: | 3:30pm-4:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Folding papers and turbulent flows | |

Speaker: | Camillo De Lellis |

Time: | 3:30pm-4:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, October 26th 2016

Dependent random choice | |

Speaker: | Jacob Fox |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Arithmetic regularity, removal, and progressions | |

Speaker: | Jacob Fox |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, October 24th 2016

Regularity methods in combinatorics, number theory, and computer science | |

Speaker: | Jacob Fox |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, March 6th 2015

On random walks in the group of Euclidean isometries | |

Speaker: | Elon Lindenstrauss |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Joint equidistribution of arithmetic orbits, joinings, and rigidity of higher rank diagonalizable actions II | |

Speaker: | Elon Lindenstrauss |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 2nd 2015

Joint equidistribution of arithmetic orbits, joinings, and rigidity of higher rank diagonalizable actions I | |

Speaker: | Elon Lindenstrauss |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, February 14th 2014

Arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds, perfectoid spaces, and Galois representations III | |

Speaker: | Peter Scholze |

Time: | 3:30pm-4:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds, perfectoid spaces, and Galois representations II | |

Speaker: | Peter Scholze |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, February 10th 2014

Arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds, perfectoid spaces, and Galois representations I | |

Speaker: | Peter Scholze |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Thursday, March 14th 2013

The Codimension Barrier in Incidence Geometry | |

Speaker: | Larry Guth |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 13th 2013

What is Special About Polynomials? (Perspectives from Coding theory and Differential Geometry) | |

Speaker: | Larry Guth |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Unexpected Applications of Polynomials in Combinatorics | |

Speaker: | Larry Guth |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, March 30th 2012

Dynamics on the Moduli Spaces of Curves, III | |

Speaker: | Maryam Mirzakhani |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Dynamics on the Moduli Spaces of Curves, II | |

Speaker: | Maryam Mirzakhani |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 26th 2012

Dynamics on the Moduli Spaces of Curves, I | |

Speaker: | Maryam Mirzakhani |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Thursday, April 8th 2010

Symplectic Topology as Sheaf Theory? | |

Speaker: | Paul Seidel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, April 7th 2010

Monodromy and its Categorification | |

Speaker: | Paul Seidel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, April 6th 2010

Cotangent Bundles and Their Relatives | |

Speaker: | Paul Seidel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, March 20th 2009

An Isoperimetric Concept for the Mass in General Relativity | |

Speaker: | Gerhard Huisken |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, March 20th 2009

Inverse Mean Curvature Flow and Isoperimetric Inequalities | |

Speaker: | Gerhard Huisken |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 18th 2009

Mean Curvature Flow with Surgeries | |

Speaker: | Gerhard Huisken |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 19th 2008

Topological Quantum Field Theories in Low Dimensions | |

Speaker: | Jacob Lurie |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 17th 2008

Topological Quantum Field Theories in Low Dimensions | |

Speaker: | Jacob Lurie |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 5th 2008

Topological Quantum Field Theories in Low Dimensions | |

Speaker: | Jacob Lurie |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 3rd 2008

Topological Quantum Field Theories in Low Dimensions | |

Speaker: | Jacob Lurie |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 21st 2007

Equivariant Cohomology in Algebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | William Fulton |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, March 20th 2007

Equivariant Cohomology in Algebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | William Fulton |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 19th 2007

Equivariant Cohomology in Algebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | William Fulton |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, March 28th 2006

Rigid Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications | |

Speaker: | Marina Ratner |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Monday, March 27th 2006

Rigid Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications | |

Speaker: | Marina Ratner |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Wednesday, March 16th 2005

Algebraic Symplectic Resolutions, Representation Theory, and Loop Groups | |

Speaker: | Roman Bezrukavnikov |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Tuesday, March 15th 2005

From Commutative to Non-Commutative Resolutions of Singularities via Quantization in Positive Characteristic | |

Speaker: | Roman Bezrukavnikov |

Time: | 4:00pm-5:30pm |

Location: | S-101 |

## Friday, April 9th 2004

Geometry and Analysis of Einstein 4?Manifolds | |

Speaker: | Gang Tian |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, April 8th 2004

Geometry and Analysis of Einstein 4?Manifolds | |

Speaker: | Gang Tian |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, April 3rd 2003

Motivic Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Fabien Morel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, April 2nd 2003

Motivic Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Fabien Morel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Monday, March 31st 2003

Motivic Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Fabien Morel |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, December 13th 2001

Quantum Riemann?Roch and Lefschetz | |

Speaker: | Alexander Givental |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, December 12th 2001

Quantum Riemann?Roch and Lefschetz | |

Speaker: | Alexander Givental |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Tuesday, December 11th 2001

Quantum Riemann?Roch and Lefschetz | |

Speaker: | Alexander Givental |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, March 8th 2001

Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, I Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, II The Smale Conjecture for Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds | |

Speaker: | David Gabai |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, March 7th 2001

Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, I Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, II The Smale Conjecture for Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds | |

Speaker: | David Gabai |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, March 5th 2001

Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, I Geometric and Topological Rigidity of Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds, II The Smale Conjecture for Hyperbolic 3?Manifolds | |

Speaker: | David Gabai |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Thursday, March 30th 2000

Modular Forms, Theta Functions and Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Michael Hopkins |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Tuesday, March 28th 2000

Modular Forms, Theta Functions and Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Michael Hopkins |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Monday, March 27th 2000

Modular Forms, Theta Functions and Algebraic Topology | |

Speaker: | Michael Hopkins |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, April 1st 1999

Gauge Theory and Low Dimensional Topology: Past, Present and Future | |

Speaker: | Tomasz Mrowka |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Tuesday, March 30th 1999

Gauge Theory and Low Dimensional Topology: Past, Present and Future | |

Speaker: | Tomasz Mrowka |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, March 29th 1999

Gauge Theory and Low Dimensional Topology: Past, Present and Future | |

Speaker: | Tomasz Mrowka |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, January 22nd 1998

Reduced Symplectic Manifolds and MorseTheory | |

Speaker: | Victor Guillemin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, January 21st 1998

Reduced Symplectic Manifolds and MorseTheory | |

Speaker: | Victor Guillemin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, January 19th 1998

Reduced Symplectic Manifolds and MorseTheory | |

Speaker: | Victor Guillemin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Thursday, March 27th 1997

Seiberg?Witten Monopoles and the Thurston Norm Contact Structures, Foliations and Floer Homology The Genus Minimizing Problem in Dimension Four | |

Speaker: | Peter Kronheimer |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, March 26th 1997

Seiberg?Witten Monopoles and the Thurston Norm Contact Structures, Foliations and Floer Homology The Genus Minimizing Problem in Dimension Four | |

Speaker: | Peter Kronheimer |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Tuesday, March 25th 1997

Seiberg?Witten Monopoles and the Thurston Norm Contact Structures, Foliations and Floer Homology The Genus Minimizing Problem in Dimension Four | |

Speaker: | Peter Kronheimer |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Friday, February 23rd 1996

## Thursday, February 22nd 1996

## Wednesday, February 21st 1996

## Friday, January 13th 1995

Recent Developments in the Topology of Quotient Space in Symplectic andAlgebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | Frances Kirwan |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, January 12th 1995

Recent Developments in the Topology of Quotient Space in Symplectic andAlgebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | Frances Kirwan |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, January 11th 1995

Recent Developments in the Topology of Quotient Space in Symplectic andAlgebraic Geometry | |

Speaker: | Frances Kirwan |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, February 21st 1994

Analytic and Measure?Theoretic Methods in the Geometric Calculus ofVariations | |

Speaker: | Leon Simon |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Friday, February 18th 1994

Analytic and Measure?Theoretic Methods in the Geometric Calculus ofVariations | |

Speaker: | Leon Simon |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Thursday, March 11th 1993

The Geometry of the PainlevĂ© Equation | |

Speaker: | Nigel Hitchin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, March 10th 1993

The Geometry of the PainlevĂ© Equation | |

Speaker: | Nigel Hitchin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, March 8th 1993

The Geometry of the PainlevĂ© Equation | |

Speaker: | Nigel Hitchin |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, March 11th 1992

Degeneration of Riemannian Metrics Under Curvature Bounds | |

Speaker: | Jeff Cheeger |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, March 9th 1992

Degeneration of Riemannian Metrics Under Curvature Bounds | |

Speaker: | Jeff Cheeger |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, March 9th 1992

Degeneration of Riemannian Metrics Under Curvature Bounds | |

Speaker: | Jeff Cheeger |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, March 13th 1991

Interaction Energy in the Calculus of Variations Some Equations onManifolds with Ends | |

Speaker: | Clifford Taubes |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, March 13th 1991

Interaction Energy in the Calculus of Variations Some Equations onManifolds with Ends | |

Speaker: | Clifford Taubes |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Wednesday, February 28th 1990

Rigidity of Symmetric Spaces and Related Topics | |

Speaker: | Mikhael Gromov |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, February 26th 1990

Rigidity of Symmetric Spaces and Related Topics | |

Speaker: | Mikhael Gromov |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

Location: |

## Thursday, December 8th 1988

Holomorphic Surgery | |

Speaker: | Adrien Douady |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Wednesday, December 7th 1988

Holomorphic Surgery | |

Speaker: | Adrien Douady |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, December 5th 1988

Holomorphic Surgery | |

Speaker: | Adrien Douady |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Thursday, November 12th 1987

The Einstein?Hilbert Variational Problem on the Space of Riemannian Metrics | |

Speaker: | Richard M. Schoen |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Tuesday, November 10th 1987

The Einstein?Hilbert Variational Problem on the Space of Riemannian Metrics | |

Speaker: | Richard M. Schoen |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, November 9th 1987

The Einstein?Hilbert Variational Problem on the Space of Riemannian Metrics | |

Speaker: | Richard M. Schoen |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, October 20th 1986

Deforming Metrics by their Ricci Curvature | |

Speaker: | Richard Hamilton |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

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## Monday, November 18th 1985

Symplectic Geometry and the Calculus of Variations | |

Speaker: | Alan Weinstein |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, November 12th 1984

Index Theorems and Superstrings | |

Speaker: | Edward Witten |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, January 16th 1984

Normal Forms and Group Actions in Symplectic Geometry | |

Speaker: | Richard Melrose |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, October 25th 1982

Variational Methods in Gauge Field Theory | |

Speaker: | Karen Uhlenbeck |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

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## Monday, October 19th 1981

Dirac Operators, Scalar Curvature and Spin Cobordism | |

Speaker: | H. Blaine Lawson |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

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## Monday, October 27th 1980

A Survey of Affine Differential Geometry | |

Speaker: | Eugenio Calabi |

Time: | 2:00pm-3:00pm |

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## Monday, October 15th 1979

Three?Dimensional Geometry and Topology | |

Speaker: | William Thurston |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

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## Monday, October 23rd 1978

Equivariant Morse Theory and Stable Bundles | |

Speaker: | Raoul Bott |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

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## Monday, October 17th 1977

Parabolic Invariant Theory in Analysis on Pseudo convex Domains | |

Speaker: | Charles Fefferman |

Time: | 3:00pm-4:00pm |

Location: |