The Noether Lecture is a distinguished lecture series that honors women "who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences". The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) established the annual lectures in 1980 as the Emmy Noether Lectures, in honor of one of the leading mathematicians of her time. In 2013 it was renamed the AWM-AMS Noether Lecture and since 2015 is sponsored jointly with the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The recipient delivers the lecture at the yearly American Joint Mathematics Meetings held in January.^{[1]}
The ICM Emmy Noether Lecture is an additional lecture series, sponsored by the International Mathematical Union. Beginning in 1994 this lecture was delivered at the International Congress of Mathematicians, held every four years. In 2010 the lecture series was made permanent.^{[2]}
The 2021 Noether Lecture was supposed to have been given by Andrea Bertozzi of UCLA, but it was cancelled due to Bertozzi's connections to policing.^{[failed verification]} The cancellation was made during the George Floyd protests: "This decision comes as many of this nation rise up in protest over racial discrimination and brutality by police".^{[3]}
Year | Name | Lecture title |
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1980 | F. Jessie MacWilliams | A Survey of Coding Theory |
1981 | Olga Taussky-Todd | The Many Aspects of Pythagorean Triangles |
1982 | Julia Robinson | Functional Equations in Arithmetic |
1983 | Cathleen S. Morawetz | How Do Perturbations of the Wave Equation Work |
1984 | Mary Ellen Rudin | Paracompactness |
1985 | Jane Cronin Scanlon | A Model of Cardiac Fiber: Problems in Singularly Perturbed Systems |
1986 | Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat | On Partial Differential Equations of Gauge Theories and General Relativity |
1987 | Joan S. Birman | Studying Links via Braids |
1988 | Karen K. Uhlenbeck | Moment Maps in Stable Bundles: Where Analysis Algebra and Topology Meet |
1989 | Mary F. Wheeler | Large Scale Modeling of Problems Arising in Flow in Porous Media |
1990 | Bhama Srinivasan | The Invasion of Geometry into Finite Group Theory |
1991 | Alexandra Bellow | Almost Everywhere Convergence: The Case for the Ergodic Viewpoint |
1992 | Nancy Kopell | Oscillators and Networks of Them: Which Differences Make a Difference |
1993 | Linda Keen | Hyperbolic Geometry and Spaces of Riemann Surfaces |
1994 | Lesley Sibner | Analysis in Gauge Theory |
1995 | Judith D. Sally | Measuring Noetherian Rings |
1996 | Olga Oleinik | On Some Homogenization Problems for Differential Operators |
1997 | Linda Preiss Rothschild | How Do Real Manifolds Live in Complex Space |
1998 | Dusa McDuff | Symplectic Structures - A New Approach to Geometry |
1999 | Krystyna M. Kuperberg | Aperiodic Dynamical Systems |
2000 | Margaret H. Wright | The Mathematics of Optimization |
2001 | Sun-Yung Alice Chang | Nonlinear Equations in Conformal Geometry |
2002 | Lenore Blum | Computing Over the Reals: Where Turing Meets Newton |
2003 | Jean Taylor | Five Little Crystals and How They Grew |
2004 | Svetlana Katok | Symbolic Dynamics for Geodesic Flows |
2005 | Lai-Sang Young | From Limit Cycles to Strange Attractors |
2006 | Ingrid Daubechies | Mathematical Results and Challenges in Learning Theory |
2007 | Karen Vogtmann | Automorphisms of Groups, Outer Space, and Beyond |
2008 | Audrey A. Terras | Fun With Zeta Functions of Graphs |
2009 | Fan Chung Graham | New Directions in Graph Theory |
2010 | Carolyn S. Gordon | You Can't Hear the Shape of a Manifold |
2011 | Susan Montgomery | Orthogonal Representations: From Groups to Hopf Algebras |
2012 | Barbara Keyfitz | Conservation Laws - Not Exactly a la Noether |
2013 | Raman Parimala | A Hasse principle for quadratic forms over function fields |
2014 | Georgia Benkart | Walking on Graphs the Representation Theory Way |
2015 | Wen-Ching Winnie Li | Modular forms for congruence and noncongruence |
2016 | Karen E. Smith | The Power of Noether's Ring Theory in Understanding Singularities of Complex Algebraic Varieties |
2017 | Lisa Jeffrey | Cohomology of Symplectic Quotients |
2018 | Jill Pipher | Nonsmooth Boundary Value Problems |
2019 | Bryna Kra | Dynamics of systems with low complexity |
2020 | Birgit Speh | Branching Laws for Representations of Non Compact Orthogonal Groups |
2021 | Lecture cancelled in 2021 (see above^{[3]}) | |
2022 | Marianna Csörnyei | The Kakeya needle problem for rectifiable sets |
References:^{[4]}^{[5]}^{[6]} |
Year | Name |
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1994 | Olga Ladyzhenskaya |
1998 | Cathleen Synge Morawetz |
2002 | Hesheng Hu |
2006 | Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat |
2010 | Idun Reiten |
2014 | Georgia Benkart |
2018 | Sun-Yung Alice Chang |
References: ^{[7]} |