Each Spring we invite a distinguished mathematician to lecture to a general audience. The Marden Lecture honors Morris Marden (1905 – 1991), who founded our graduate program and made our department a research department. The Marden lecture is funded through the Miriam and Morris Marden Fund and is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Here are the past Marden Lecturers (there was no lecture in 1991):

- 2021: Ridgway Scott, University of Chicago

: A Modern Approach to Simulating Flight*Watch* - 2020: Lauren Ancel Meyers, University of Texas-Austin

**Watch:***Modeling to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic* **2019:**James Yorke, University of Maryland,*The Many Facets of Chaos***2018:**Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University,*Why Quantum Theory Chooses Von Neumann Algebras***2017:****Béla Bollobás**, University of Memphis / Trinity College, Cambridge

*The Greatest Codebreaker and His Mathematics***2016: Eugenia Cheng**, University of Sheffield/School of the Art Institute of Chicago

**Watch:***How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics***2015:****Steve Schreve**, Carnegie Mellon University

**Watch:**Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis**2014: Jordan Ellenberg**, UW-Madison

*How to Get Rich Playing the Lottery***2013: Carlos Castillo-Chavez**, Arizona State University

*Infectious Disease, Epidemics, Public Health, and Mathematical Models***2012:****Thomas Hales**, University of Pittsburgh

*Math Blunders and How to Do Without Them***2011:****Fernando Q. Gouvea**, Colby College

*Games Numbers Play***2010: Roger Howe**,Yale University

*Symmetry: More than Pretty Pictures***2009: Professor Denis Hirschfeldt**, University of Chicago

*Waking Up from Leibniz’ Dream: Alan Turing and the unmechanizability of Truth***2008:****Professor John H. Hubbard**, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University and Universite de Provence

*The Dynamics of the Forced Damped Pendulum***2007:****Professor David E. Keyes**, Columbia University, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, and Acting Director of the Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

*Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing***2006:****Dr. Jeff Weeks**, Freelance Mathematician, Ph.D. Princeton

*The Shape of Space***2005:****Dr. Tony DeRose**, Senior Scientist and Head of Research

Pixar Animation Studios

*Math in the Movies***2004:****Professor R. Daniel Mauldin**, Regents Professor,

Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas

*Some Musings about Mathematics***2003:****Harold M. Edwards**, Professor of Mathematics, New York University

*Factorization and Cryptography: How Simple Arithmetic Led to Amazingly Secure Codes***2002:****Emmanuele DiBenedetto**, Centennial Professor of Mathematics

Vanderbilt University

*Some Mathematical Models on Visual Transduction***2001: Mel Slugbate**, Slugbate and Mossbutter Real Estate Agency

and

Colin Adams, Williams College

*Real Estate in Hyperbolic Space: Investment Opportunities for the New Millennium***2000:****Fern Hunt**, National Institute of Standards and Technology

*PAINT: From modeling and simulation to computer graphics***1999:****Alexander Lipton-Lifschitz**, Bankers Trust and University of Illinois-Chicago

*Applications of Mathematics on Wall Street and Beyond***1998: De Witt Sumners**, Florida State University

*The Topology of DNA***1997: H. Edelsbrunner**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Department of Computer Science)

*Circles and Triangles Modeling Shape and Deformation***1996: James A. Yorke**, University of Maryland; Director of the Institute for Physical Science & Technology

*Chaos in Dynamical Processes***1995:****Richard Askey**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*How to Count Objects: The Binomial Theorem and Extensions***1994:****William Dunham**, Muhlenberg College

*A Tribute to Euler***1993: Guido Weiss**, Washington University

*Why Fourier Series are Important and Natural***1992:****Simon Hellerstein**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Where Have All the Zeros Gone?***1990: Walter Rudin**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Set Theory: An Offspring of Analysis***1989:****Saunders MacLane**, University of Chicago

Mysteries & Marvels of Mathematics