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Einstein Lecture by Mazur

The 2019 Einstein Lecture will take place at the university’s Kennedy Theatre in March. It is a public lecture; help us spread the news across campus, to local higher education institutions, to local high schools, and to other interested people.

The American Mathematical Society Presents
The 2019 AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics

Harvard University



Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Reception to follow.

Barry Mazur is Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. Winner of many awards and prizes, including the National Medal of Science, Mazur has done outstanding work in many areas of mathematics—his work provided a foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem—and is known for being able to communicate those results to non-mathematicians and to relish doing so. His former dean, Jeremy Knowles, said:

“Barry is not only a brilliant mathematician, but a wonderful teacher who engages biologists, physicists, economists, and others and seduces them into an understanding of the beauty and use of mathematics.”

In this public lecture, Mazur will give a survey of current approaches, results, and conjectures in the vibrant subject of algebraic curves.

The Einstein Lecture is part of the 2019 AMS Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting (March 22–24) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Event details

Sectional details


Manes joins National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected UH Math Professor Michelle Manes as a Program Director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS). She will work with a team to make funding recommendations in the areas of Algebra and Number Theory, and she will serve on several other special programs at NSF.

From the NSF website: “DMS supports research in mathematics and statistics, training through research involvement of the next generation of mathematical scientists, conferences and workshops, and a portfolio of national mathematical sciences research institutes.”

Manes’s appointment began in September, 2018 and may be renewed for a second year. During her appointment, she will be living in Washington, DC.