Noether Lecture


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]

Noether LecturerEdit

Year Name Lecture title
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

ICM Emmy Noether LecturersEdit

Year Name
1994 Olga Ladyzhenskaya
1998 Cathleen Synge Morawetz
2002 Hesheng Hu
2006 Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
2010 Idun Reiten
2014 Georgia Benkart
2018 Sun-Yung Alice ChangZ
References: [7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Noether Lecture". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  2. ^ "ICM Emmy Noether Lecture". International Mathematical Union. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Re: 2021 Noether Lecture
  4. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics - The Emmy Noether Lectures". Association for Women in Mathematics. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Past Noether Lectures". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  6. ^ "2017 :: Joint Mathematics Meetings :: January 4 - 7 (Wednesday - Saturday), 2017".
  7. ^ "ICM Emmy Noether Lecturers". International Mathematical Union. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Official website