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THE 2016-2017 DR. F. RONALD AND HELEN E. BRITTON LECTURES

FREDERICK R. ADLER

Professor
Department of Mathematics and Department of Biology, University of Utah

Title: Unifying mathematical principles across the biological sciences: from viruses and bacteria to ants and plants
October 25-28, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Videos of this years talks:

  1. 2016 Britton Lecture 1: Fred Adler "Viruses: From small to large and back again"
  2. 2016 Britton Lecture 2: Fred Adler "Why modeling mutualism is hard"
  3. 2016 Britton Lecture 3: Fred Adler "A menagerie of IPMs"
  4. 2016 Britton Lecture 4: Fred Adler "Control of territory size in ants"

 

   
Refreshments will be available in HH/216 before each lecture at 3pm.
 

Dr. F. Ronald Britton was a former Professor of Mathematics at McMaster, and served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics. After his retirement, he endowed our annual Britton Lectures in memory of his late wife Helen E. Britton. The Britton Lectures have provided the University with a series of distinguished invited speakers since its beginning in 1978.


Past Britton Lecture Series:


2016-17

Frederick Adler
Univeristy of Utah

Unifying mathematical principles across the biological sciences: from viruses and bacteria to ants and plants

2015-2016

Ingrid Daubechies 
Duke University

Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics

2014-2015

Craig Evans
University of California at Berkeley

Nonlinearity and partial differential equations: some recent perspectives

2013-2014

Henri Darmon
McGill University

Elliptic curves and Artin representations

2012–2013 

Martin Bridson 
University of Oxford  

Non-positive curvature in group theory

2011–2012 

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan 
Courant Institute, New York University 

Some infinite or large dimensional problems. Interacting particle systems.

2010–2011 

Gerhard Huisken 
Max-Planck Institute 

Analytic and geometric properties of mean curvature flow

2009–2010 

Nick Trefethen 
Oxford University  

Numerical computation with a sense of history

2008–2009 

Ravi Vakil 
Stanford University 

Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry

2007–2008 

Chris Rogers 
University of Cambridge 

Optimal investment

2006–2007 

Donald Dawson 
Carleton University

Stochastic population systems and measure-valued processes

2005–2006 

Toniann Pitassi 
University of Toronto 

Propositional proof complexity

2004–2005 

David Rand 
University of Warwick 

Mathematical challenges of systems biology

2003–2004 

Dr. Haim Brezis 
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & Rutgers University 

The Ginzburg-Landau model: An amazing source of new problems and results in analysis & topology

2002–2003 

John Coates 
Cambridge University 

Iwasawa algebras and arithmetic

2001–2002 

Robion Kirby 
University of California, Berkeley 

Lectures on Ozsvath and Szabo's Floer-homology for 3-manifolds

2000–2001 

David Brillinger 
University of California, Berkeley 

Random process data analysis: concepts & examples

1999–2000 

Peter Schneider 
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat 

p-adic representation theory

1998–1999 

David C. Brydges 
University of Virginia 

Analysis with functional integrals

1997–1998 

Neil S. Trudinger 
Australian National University 

Isoperimetric inequalities & Hessian operators

1996–1997 

Anand Pillay 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Model theory, algebra & number theory: some recent interactions

1995–1996 

R.V. Moody 
University of Alberta 

Meyer sets and aperiodic crystals

1994–1995 

Carlos E. Kenig 
University of Chicago, Chicago

Oscillatory integrals and non-linear dispersive differential equations

1993–1994 

Ronnie Lee 
Yale University 

Instantons and three-manifolds

1992–1993 

Joseph J. Kohn 
Princeton University

Pseudodifferential operators and several complex variables

1991–1992 

Ronald L. Graham 
AT&T Bell Laboratories

Quasi-randomness in combinatorics

1990–1991 

Samuel Karlin 
Stanford University

Mathematical & statistical problems associated with protein and DNA sequences

1989–1990 

Michael Aizenman 
Courant Institute, New York University 

Adventures in statistical mechanics

1988–1989 

Richard M. Schoen 
Stanford University 

Variational problems for Riemannian metrics

1987–1988 

Victor P. Snaith 
University of Western Ontario 

Artin L-functions

1986–1987 

Jerry L. Bona 
Pennsylvania State University 

Solitons

1985–1986 

Frank H. Clarke 
Centre de Recherche Mathematiques, University of Montreal 

Non-smooth optimization

1984–1985 

C.R. Rao 
University of Pittsburgh

Characterizations of probability distributions

1983–1984 

Dana S. Scott 
Carnegie-Mellon University

Logic and computing

1982–1983 

Marvin Shinbrot 
University of Victoria 

The Boltzmann equation

1981–1982 

Louis Nirenberg 
Courant Institute,  New York University

Variational and topological methods in nonlinear problems

1980–1981 

Peter J. Hilton 
Case Western Reserve University 

Nilpotency as a link between group theory and homotopy theory

1979–1980 

Ian N. Sneddon 
University of Glasgow 

Integral transforms and fractional integration in elasticity theory

1978–1979 

Paul L. Butzer 
Technical University of Aachen

The Banach-Steinhaus theorem, generalizations of the Shannon sampling theorem

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca