Harold J. Gay Lecture Series

Named for former WPI Mathematics Professor Harold J. Gay, this lecture series highlights both classical milestones and contemporary trends in the research, development, and applications of differential equations and fractals.

Harold J Gay Lectures

Date Speaker Title
April 5, 2024 Leslie Greengard Adaptive, multilevel, Fourier-based fast transforms
Feb. 2, 2024 Lisa Fauci Waving, rotating, buckling:  filaments in flow at the microscale
Nov. 19, 2019 Tristan Rivière `Looking at 2 Spheres in R^3 with a Morse Theoretic Perspective''
Apr. 12, 2019 Giovanni Gallavotti "Entropy, Irreversiblity and Probability in chaotic systems"
Apr. 6, 2018 Grigory Panasenko "Asymptotic coupling of models of different dimensions: MAPDD"
Feb. 20, 2018 Alessio Figalli "Regularity of Interfaces in Phase Transition via Obstacle Problems"
Nov 3, 2017 Yanyan Li "Derivative estimates for solutions of divergence form equations with discontinuous coefficients"
Oct 6, 2017 Robert Lipton "Manipulating light with metamaterials and photonic crystals"
Nov. 6, 2015 Wendell F. Fleming "Differential Games and Risk Sensitive Stochastic Control"
Dec. 5, 2014 Endre Szemerédi "Puzzles and Famous Unsolved Problems"
Oct 21, 2014 Pierre Louis Lions "On Mean Field Games"
Apr. 25, 2014 Viorel Barbu "PDEs and Variational-based Models for Image Restoring"
Feb. 14, 2014 Sergiu Klainerman "Are Black Holes Real?"
Nov. 15, 2013 Silvio Micali "Proofs, Secrets, and Computation"
Feb. 11, 2013 Luis Caffarelli "The Mathematical Idea of Diffusion"
Feb. 1, 2013 Irene Fonseca "Variation Methods in Materials Science and Image Processing"
Jan. 18, 2013 Jüri Engelbrecht "Modeling of Deformation Waves in Microstructured Solids"
Nov. 29, 2012 Luc Tartar "From ODE to beyond PDE"
Apr. 13, 2012 Alfio Quarteroni "Modeling and Complexity Reduction in PDEs for Multiphysics"
Mar. 23, 2012 David Jerison "Internal Diffusion-Limited Aggregation"
Dec. 9, 2011 Robert Hardt "Some New Uses of Function with Finite Total Variation"
Dec. 2, 2011 Graeme Milton "Cloaking: Where Science Fiction Meets Science"
Mar. 25, 2011 Louis H. Kauffman "Topological Quantum Information and the Jones Polynomial"
Oct. 8, 2010 Hans Weinberger "The Spreading of Invasive Species and Related Topics"
Mar. 19, 2010 George C. Papanicolaou "Imaging with Noise"
Jan. 22, 2010 Constantine M. Dafermos "Progress in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws"
Apr. 14, 2009 Gilbert Strang "Are Most Triangles Acute or Obtuse?"
Mar. 16, 2009 Srinivasa Varadhan "Scaling Limits of Large Systems"
Nov. 20, 2008 Walter Strauss "Steady Rotational Water Waves"
Apr. 18, 2008 David Kinderlehrer "Transport in Small Systems with a Look at Motor Proteins"
Sept. 28, 2007 Grigory Issaakovich Barenblatt "Scaling, Self-similarity, and the Renormalization Group in Partial Differential Equations"
Mar. 23, 2007 Stuart S. Antman "Quasistaticity"
Feb. 26, 2007 Douglas N. Arnold "The Geometrical Basis of Numerical Stability"
Dec. 6, 2006 Cathleen Morawetz "From Collionless Shocks to Integrable Systems"
Dec. 1, 2006 Barbara Lee Keyfitz "Multidimensional Conservation Laws"
Nov. 10, 2006 Benoit Mandelbrot "Fractional Roughness: Beautiful, Damn hard, and Surprisingly Useful"
Mar. 31, 2006 Peter D. Lax "Degenerate Symmetric Matrices"