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Hilldale Lectures

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This is not a complete listing of all Hilldale lectures, but Hilldale lectures given with a Math emphasis as part of the Physical Sciences emphasis.  For a list of complete Hilldale Lectures, see

2015-2016:  Peter Sarnak, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University, and Permanent Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, "Sum of Squares and Golden Gates"

2013-2014:  William Cook, Professor in Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation 

2009-2010:  Persi Diaconis, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University. "From Magic to Mathematics and Back" 

2004-2005: Barry Mazur, Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University. "Bernoulli Numbers and the Unity of Mathematics" 

1995-1996:  Ivar Ekeland, Professor of Mathematics, University of Paris-Dauphine. "Variational Principles and Symplectic Geometry: From Galileo's Pendulum to Modern Symplectic Geometry" 

1989-1990: George Andrews, Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University. "The Amazing, Romantic Story of Ramanujan's Mathematics" 

1978-1979: Mark Kac, Professor of Mathematics, Rockefeller University. "When is Random Random?"  (audio available)

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