McKnight-Zame Distinguished Lecture Series

The McKnight-Zame Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Jeffry Fuqua, who received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Miami in 1972 under the direction of Professor James McKnight. This lecture series is named in honor of both Professor McKnight and Professor Alan Zame, who was a close mentor of Dr. Fuqua while he was a student at the University of Miami.

Most Recent Lecture

Alan Hastings

April 14, 2022

Alan Hastings

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of California at Davis

Spatial Ecological Dynamics: Insights from Statistical Physics

Previous Lectures

Tomasz Mrowka

February 27, 2020

Tomasz Mrowka

Professor of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Instantons, Knots and Knotted Graphs
Sergey Fomin

February 28, 2019

Sergey Fomin

Robert M. Thrall Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan

Cluster Transformations
Robert Bryant

March 1, 2018

Robert Bryant

Phillip Griffiths Professor of Mathematics
Duke University

From Mechanics, to Algebra, to Geometry:The Notion of Holonomy
Simon A. Levin

March 2, 2017

Simon A. Levin

James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

Mathematical Ecology:
A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century
Phillip Griffiths

February 11, 2016

Phillip Griffiths

Formerly Director of the Institute for Advanced Study
Member of the National Academy of Sciences

A Tale of Two MathematiciansIt was the best of times. . . for mathematics
S.R.S. Varadhan

February 19, 2015

S.R.S. Varadhan

Frank J. Gould Professor of Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

What is Entropy?
Dusa McDuff

February 12, 2014

Dusa McDuff

Helen Lyttle Kimmel '42 Professor of Mathematics
Barnard College, Columbia University

Symplectic Embeddings and Continued Fractions
Persi Diaconis

March 27, 2013

Persi Diaconis

Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics
Stanford University

On Coincidences
Shing-Tung Yau

January 17, 2012

Shing-Tung Yau

William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics
Harvard University

The Shape of Inner Space: 
String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Richard P. Stanley

March 21, 2011

Richard P. Stanley

Norman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plane Tilings
Richard Schoen

February 22, 2010

Richard Schoen

Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University

Spaces of Positive Curvature
Andrei Okounkov January 26, 2009

Andrei Okounkov

Professor of Mathematics
Princeton University

The Most Random of All Possible Worlds