New York University Faculty of Arts and Science College of Arts and Science Graduate School of Arts and Science

The Courant Institute 75th Anniversary

The Courant Institute
75 Years

Warren Weaver Hall
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012


75th Anniversary Holiday Lecture and Party

 Michael Shelley
Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science and the Lilian and George Lyttle Professor of Applied Mathematics

A Model(ed) Holiday
(General Audience Lecture)
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:00pm
Warren Weaver Hall, room 109
Followed by the Holiday Party in the 13th Floor Commons

The Courant Lectures


Persi Diaconis
Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford

The Search for Randomness
(General Audience Lecture)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:30pm
Warren Weaver Hall, room 109
Followed by a reception in the 13th floor lounge

Mathematical Analysis of 'Hit and Run' Algorithms
Friday, April 8, 2011, 11:30am
Warren Weaver Hall, room 109


75th Anniversary Celebration


Plenary Talks
Friday, May 6, 2011
Warren Weaver Hall, Room 109


8:30 Breakfast

Leslie Greengard (NYU)
Fast algorithms and potential theory in scientific computing

Assaf Naor (NYU)
Quantitative geometry and efficient classification procedures


Sylvia Serfaty (Paris 6/NYU)
Renormalized energy, Abrikosov lattice, and random matrices
12:00-12:15 75th Anniversary Courant Institute Film Screening
12:00-2:00 Break

Lloyd N. Trefethen (Oxford)
Robust rational interpolation, Padé approximation, and extrapolation of sequences
Shafi Goldwasser (MIT/Weizmann)
The Evolution of a Proof
Dennis Shasha (NYU)
The Changing Nature of Invention in Computer Science
Tadashi Tokieda (Cambridge)
Linguistic curiosities
6:00-6:15 75th Anniversary Courant Institute Film Screening
6:00 Reception in the 13th floor commons

Panel Sessions
 Saturday, May 7, 2011
Warren Weaver Hall, Rooms 101 & 102



10:00-11:00 Games for Learning
  Atmosphere & Ocean Science
11:15-12:15 Mathematics, Biology, and Medicine
  Technology and Economic Development
12:30-1:30 Student Poster Presentations and lunch,
  13th floor commons
1:45-2:45 The Future Role of Financial Markets
  Human vs Machine 2011: Recent trends in A.I., Turing Tests, Uncanny Valleys, and Wisdom of Crowds.
3:00-4:00 Computational Biology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics

Please RSVP

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