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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


AMS Meeting #1147

(The following information is adapted from information about our 2012 Western Sectional meeting.)

Info from AMS

Krauss Hall room 12 is behind the sign

Equipment for speakers

The equipment available for speakers at this meeting is a computer, a computer projector, and either blackboards or whiteboards. There are no traditional overhead projectors that use acetate sheets.

Speakers using computer projection can use their own laptops, but, for smoother transitions between talks, our hosts recommend using the provided computer or connecting one laptop to the projector (yours or one volunteered from within your speaker set) and have speakers bring their talks on thumb drives. The projector comes with a standard VGA cable; anyone using a mac must bring the appropriate adaptor.

Interactive Map

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This is projected to be the largest meeting of the Western Section of the AMS ever, with over 500 participants.

There will be 4 plenary lecturers and 25 special sessions. The special sessions are distributed as follows:

  1. 10 in the Business School,
  2. 7 in Kuykendall,
  3. 4 in Webster,
  4. 2 in POST,
  5. 1 in Keller Hall,
  6. 1 in Miller Hall.

The specific sessions can be located on the map by clicking on a colored marker. The walk between Business (where many Analysis sessions are held) and Kuykendall (where many Algebra sessions are held) is about 0.3 miles, and is indicated on the map.

Lunch Options

The Campus facilities are closed during weekends, however a lunch wagon serving Indian dishes agreed to open from 11 am to 2 pm. The "India Cafe" outlet is operating at Varsity Circle that is centrally located on the Manoa Campus. This will be by far the most convenient place to have lunch during the meeting and they are prepared to offer up to 200 meals.

Menu for the two days:

South Indian Chicken Curry - Juicy chicken stir-fried with onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, anise star, cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves then slow cooked in a medium spiced red curry sauce.
Chicken Tikka Masala - Boneless chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice and herbs then slow cooked in a sweet tomato and cream curry sauce.
Spicy Seafood Curry
Vegetarian Plate - Curried Mix Vegetables and Chana masala (chick peas) served with rice.
Roti Paratha Bread, Drinks available

There are two other possibilities involving some walking.

There are several restaurants at the intersection of University Avenue, Beretania and King Street. It will take 15 to 20 minutes to walk there.

A little further away, but with a larger offering is the Manoa Market Place. There is a shortcut through the mountain side of the Campus that will take you to the Manoa Market Place in 20 to 25 minutes. There are Korean, Japanese, Italian restaurants and fast food outlets of various persuasions.

While buses run to these places from the UH, it would be hopeless during the weekend when buses are on special reduced schedules.

A much longer trip is required to the Ala Moana Shopping Center that contains a large food court and numerous other restaurants. There is a bus connection (#6) but this would be very time consuming. Taking a cab might be reasonable for a group that wishes to lunch together.

Please see our Travel page for information about parking, getting to campus from your hotel, and beaches.


Visiting UH Manoa Mathematics

The following information is adapted from a post from 2011.

Parking at UH

On Saturday people can park anywhere on campus for a flat fee of 5 dollars. On Sunday parking is free. However, renting a car for driving to the UH is not worth it. Parking in Waikiki is expensive and it is easy to get from Waikiki to the UH campus by bus or cab.

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The bus fare for a single trip (any distance) plus one transfer is 2.50 dollars exact change. For seniors over 65 with a Medicare card the rate is 1 dollar.

The #4 bus runs from Kuhio Avenue to the University. Persons staying at Hokele Suites get to Kuhio Avenue in a few steps heading toward the sea (makai). People staying in the Maile Sky Court only need to look for the nearest bus stop. To get to the UH take the bus on the mountain (mauka) side of Kuhio Avenue.

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People staying at the Hawaii Prince Hotel or the Hilton Hawaiian Village will have to walk 5 to 10 minutes to the #4 bus stop on the McCully Bridge over the Ala Wai Canal or take the very frequent #8 bus to the Ala Moana Shopping Center and there catch the #6 bus.

View AMS Meeting March 3-4 2012 in a larger map

The #4 bus runs along Kuhio Ave and departs at Monsarrat/Kalakaua on Saturday at 6:00a, 6:30a, 6:58a, 7:25a, 8:15a. On Sunday departure times are 6:15a, 6:55a, 7:30a, 8:00a, 8:30a. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the UH. Monsarrat/Kalakaua is located at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki so it will take some 5 to 10 minutes for the bus to reach the other end of Kuhio Ave.

On Saturday the A City Express Bus leaves from the Ala Wai Community Park at 5:55a, 6:25a, 6:35a, 6:55a, 7:05a, 7:25a and on Sunday at 6:20a, 6:50a, 7:20a and 7:50a. The bus stop is on Kapiolani Boulevard Diamond Head of McCully Street (turn right after crossing McCully bridge coming from Waikiki). This bus takes 9 minutes to get to the UH.

The #6 bus leaves the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Kona Street (direction Woodlawn) on Saturday at 5:42a, 6:07a, 6:37a, 7:04a, 7:34a, 8:04a, 8:35a and on Sunday at 6:21a, 7:06a, 7:54a, 8:24a reaching the UH in about 10 minutes.


Cabs in Hawaii have to be pre-ordered by phone. The fare from Waikiki to the UH is 11 to 16 dollars depending on location in Waikiki. Thus sharing a cab between three or four people would be a reasonable option.


The Hilton Hawaiian Village is fronting a swimming beach. The Hawaiian Prince Hotel overlooks the yacht harbor but a short walk is required to get to a swimming beach. From the Hokele Suites and the Maile Sky Court one can reach the busy Waikiki Beach in a few minutes.

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