## Trjitzinsky Memorial Lectures

This annual lecture series honors the memory of Professor Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky who came to the United States from Russia, and taught and researched in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois from 1934 to 1969. The lecture series began in 1978 and was made possible from the gifts of Trjitzinsky's former Ph.D. students; Bing K. Wong, one of Trjitzinsky's students was the person responsible for setting up the Trjitzinsky fund. Each series of three lectures is aimed at a general mathematical public and graduate students.

Year |
Lecturer |
Lecture
Title |

1978 | Richard Hamming Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California |
On the unreasonable
effectiveness of mathematics Introduction to digital filters |

1979 | Paul R. Halmos
Indiana University |
A decade of
progress in operator theory Integral operators as "continuous" matrices Linear algebra made difficult |

1980 | Charles F.
Miller, III University of Melbourne |
Decision problems
in algebra Embedding theorems for groups Homology of finitely presented groups |

1981 | B. Alan Taylor University of Michigan |
The Pompieu problem
and ideals of analytic functions Applications of capacities in several complex variables The complex Monge-Ampere operator and capacities in several complex variables |

1982 | Hugh L. Montgomery University of Michigan |
Uniform distribution
and harmonic analysis An introduction to Turan's method The statistical behavior of partitions |

1983 | Gene Golub Stanford University |
The singular
value decomposition: applications and computation Iterative methods for solving sparse systems of equations arising from elliptic PDE's Inverse Eigenvalue problems |

1984 | Richard A.
Askey University of Wisconsin, Madison |
Gamma and beta
functions and integrals in one and several variables Orthogonal polynomials old and new A new look at an old inequality |

1985 | Idun Reiten University of Trondheim, Norway |
Manifestations of Dynkin diagrams |

1986 | Donald G.
Higman University of Michigan |
Finite Combinatorial Structures |

1987 | Eric Bedford Indiana University |
Mapping of strongly
pseudoconvex domains Introduction to Monge-Ampere Capacities in Cn |

1988 | Marvin Knopp Temple University, Philadelphia, PA |
Recent advances in the theory of modular forms and modular integrals |

1989 | Ed Perkins University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada |
Brownian Motion
on the Sierpinski Gasket Measure Valued Markov Processes |

1990 | Karen K. Uhlenbeck University of Texas, Austin |
Using non-linear analysis to understand topology |

1991 | Charles F.
Osgood Director of the Mathematical Sciences Program and the Sabbatical Program, National Security Agency |
Approximation
of algebraic functions Approximation in Nevanlinna Theory Dummy parameters in approximation theory |

1992 | Ronald Evans University of California at San Diego |
Integral formulas of Mehta and Dyson and Selberg Identities of classical analysis over finite fields I, II |

1993 | Eugenio Calabi University of Pennsylvania |
Some differential geometric methods in calculus of variations |

1994 | Jeffrey Vaaler University of Texas |
The number of
irreducible factors of a polynomial The Beurling-Selberg extremal functions for a ball in Euclidean space Diophantine approximation in projective space and effective measures of irrationality |

1997 | John Lewis University of Kentucky |
Symmetry Problems and Related Topics |

1998 | Tsit-Yuen
Lam University of California at Berkeley |
Quadratic Forms:
Ideas and Examples Ring Theory: Ideas and Examples Two Great Algebraists: Artin and Brauer |

2000 | Elliott Lieb
Princeton University |
The Quantum Mechanical
World View: A Highly Sucessful but still Incomplete Theory The Mathematics and Physics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics The Bose Gas: A Subtle Many-Body Problem |

2001 | Martin Davis
Professor Emeritus, NYU Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley |
Unsolvability
and Undecidability in the Diophantine Realm Gödel's Legacy Beyond the Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms |

2003 | Herbert Wilf
University of Pennsylvania |
Recounting the
Rationals The WZ Method Permutation Patterns |

2005 | Jean Bourgain
Institute for Advanced Study |
A Combinatorial Approach to Exponential Sum Estimates and Applications |

2007 | Michael Lacey Georgia Institute of Technology |
Irregularities
of Distribution and Related Questions Hankel Matrices, Commutators and Product BMO |

2011 | Karen Vogtmann Cornell |
The topology and geometry of the automorphism group of a free group |

2012 | Robert Ghrist University of Pennsylvania |
Sheaves and the Global Topology of Data |

2012 | Akshay Venkatesh Stanford University |
Lecture I. The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics Lecture II. The topology of arithmetic manifolds Lecture III. Langlands program for torsion classes |

2013 | Rodrigo BanuelosPurdue University |
Martingale inequalities and applications |

2014 | Andrei OkounkovColumbia University |
Symplectic resolutions and Lie algebras |

2015 | Sergey FominUniversity of Michigan |
Computing without subtracting (and/or dividing) Quiver mutations and beyond Webs, invariants, and clusters |

2016 | Vaughan Jones Vanderbilt University |
Lecture 1. What is it about the plane? Lecture 2. Subfactors and the plane Lecture 3. Subfactors, conformal field theory and the Thompson group |