NCTS Distinguished Lectures

2019 
Prof. F. Duncan M. Haldane 
Princeton University 
Title: Topological Quantum Matter, Entanglement and the Second Quantum Revolution 
2018 
Prof. Carlo Beenakker 
Leiden University, Netherlands 
Title: Majorana Edge Modes in Topological Superconductors

2017 
Dr. ShingTung Yau 
Fields Medalist 1982
Harvard University 
Title: Geometry and Gravity 
2017 
Dr. Takaaki Kajita 
Nobel Prize in Physics 2015
University of Tokyo 
Title: Gravitational Wave 
2016 
Hirosi Ooguri 
Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics (2008); Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and Director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, Caltech 
Title: Entanglement and Geometry 
2016 
BeiLok Hu 
Professor of Physics, University of Maryland. Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, Maryland 
Title: Quantum Information in the Face of Gravity 
2016 
Jerome Friedman 
Nobel Prize in Physics 1990 
Title: Observation of Quarks in the Proton

2015 
Eric Cornell 
Nobel Prize in Physics (2001); Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) and University of Colorado, USA 
Title: Particle Paleontology: Looking for Fossils of the Early Universe inside Electrons 
2014 
Manjul Bhargava 
Fields Medal (2014); R. Brandon Fradd Princeton University and Stieltjes Professor of Number Theory, Leiden University 
Title: New Methods in the Geometry of Numbers: Average rank of Elliptic Curves 
2013 
JeanPierre Serre 
Fields Medal (1954); Wolf Prize in Mathematics (2000); Abel Prize (2003) 
Title: Modular forms mod 2 and Galois Representations 
2012 
Fanghua Lin 
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University 
Title: Theory and Application of Homogenization  A Revisit with Recent
Progress 
2011 
Gerhard Huisken 
Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany 
Title: Geometric Flow, Analysis and Physics 
2010 
Don Zagier 
Director of Max Planck Mathematics Institute, Bonn and College de France, Paris 
Title: Modular Forms, Mock Theta Functions, and Black Holes 



