Previous Ordway Distinguished Lectures & Visitors

The Ordway visitor program brings in distinguished, well-known mathematicians with a record of major accomplishments.

2010s

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2019–20

Arnoldo Frigessi
University of Oslo, Norway
December 1–8, 2019

2018–19

Huai-Dong Cao
Lehigh University — Bethlehem, PA
September 9–October 7, 2018

Thomas Hou
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — Pasadena, CA
April 29–May 3, 2019

Vlad Markovic
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — Pasadena, CA
April 17–26, 2019

Hiroshi Matano
Meiji University — Tokyo, Japan
September 21–October 15, 2018

Christopher Skinner
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ
April 14–27, 2019

Kari Vilonen
University of Melbourne — Australia
September 20–October 3, 2018 and Spring 2019

Lexing Ying
Stanford University — Stanford, CA
November 26–30, 2018

2017–18

Bhargav Bhatt
University of Michigan
April 23–May 4, 2018

Huai-Dong Cao
Lehigh University
April 23–May 4, 2018

Rui Loja Fernandes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 25–March 10 and September 9–October 7, 2018

Alexander Grigor'yan
University of Beifield
January 16–February 16, 2018

Bau Chau Ngo
University of Chicago
April 4–14, 2018

Christopher Ortner
The University of Warwick
September 23–30, 2017 and April 1–21, 2018

Joel Tropp
California Institute of Technology
April 23–27, 2018

2016–17

Sylvia Serfaty
New York University
April 24–30, 2017

Yangyan Li
Rutgers University
March 2017

Graeme Milton
University of Utah
November 1–30, 2016

Philip Maini
University of Oxford
September 25–October 7, 2016

Gregory Seregin
Georgia Institute of Technology
October 1–31, 2016

Freydoon Shahidi
Purdue University
November 6–19, 2016

Amit Singer
Princeton University
September 26–30, 2016

2015–16

Ahmed Abbes
Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies
April 3–May 3, 2016

Soren Galatius
Stanford University
April 23–May 1, 2016

David Jerison
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
March 21–April 1, 2016

Niky Kamran
McGill University
April 18–30, 2016

Michael Lacey
Georgia Institute of Technology
October 4–16, 2015

Martin Markl
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
November 17–December 21, 2015

Peter Sarnak
Princeton University
November 2–5, 2015

2014–15

Eric Carlen
Rutgers University

Mark Kisin
Harvard University
September 29–October 3, 2014

Hisashi Okamoto
Kyoto University

Joel Spencer
New York University
October 13–17, 2014

2013–14

Eric Cances
Ecole national des ponts et chaussees and INRIA Rocquencourt

Gunnar Carlsson
Stanford University
September 3–December 15, 2013

Solomon Friedberg
Boston College
February 24–March 7, 2014

Steve Hofmann
University of Missouri
March 2–15, 2014 and March 26–April 9, 2014

Shouwu Zhang
Princeton University
October 1–5, 2013

2012–13

Francesco Baldassarri
September 4–December 20, 2013 and January 22–May 10, 2013

Vladimir Markovic
California Institute of Technology
September 4–December 20, 2013 and January 22–May 10, 2013

Richard Stanley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 4–December 20, 2013 and January 22–May 10, 2013

Lutz Weis
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
September 4–December 20, 2013 and January 22–May 10, 2013

Tony Lelievre
Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, CERMICS
April 1–12, 2013 and April 22–May 4, 2013

2011–12

Yves Andre
CNRS
February 2012

Antonio Cordoba
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
April 18–May 5, 2012

Mikio Furuta
University of Tokyo

Sergiu Klainerman
Princeton University
March 26–30, 2012

Robert McKay
March 26–Apr 21, 2012

Vitali D. Milman
Tel Aviv University
October 2011

Gunther Uhlmann
University of California Irvine
November 7–18, 2011 and March 19–31, 2012

Michael Weinstein
Columbia University
October 31–November 11, 2011 and April 30–May 11, 2012

2010–11

Andre Joyal
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
March 27–April 9, 2011

Jun Li
Stanford University
February 28–March 11, 2011

Jacob Lurie
Harvard University
March 14–18, 2011

Felix Otto
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
April 10–May 7, 2011

Gunther Uhlmann
University of Washington
March 1–31, 2011

Ragnar Winther
Universitet I Oslo
April 1–30, 2011

2000s

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2009–10

Gus Lehrer
University of Sydney, Australia
April 25–May 12, 2010

Alexander Olevskii
Tel Aviv University
March 15–May 5, 2010

Joachim Schwermer
Universitat Wien, Fakulatat fur Mathematik
March 1–5, 2010

Terence Tao
UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
March 22–26, 2010

Robert Gompf
The University of Texas at Austin
March 8–12, 2010

2008–09

Claude Le Bris
CERMICS-ENPC, France
November 1–30, 2008

Friedrich Gotze
Bielefeld University
February 21–March 7, 2009

Werner Muller
Universitat Bonn, Mathematiches Institut
March 1–15, 2009

Michael Hopkins
Harvard University
March 22–27, 2009

2007–08

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University
September 3–8, 2007, October 29–November 2, 2007, and January 21–February 1, 2008

Vitali Milman
Tel Aviv University
October 1–November 1, 2007

Andrew Stuart
University of Warwick
October 28–November 9, 2007 and March 9–22, 2008

Pierre Berthelot
Universite de Rennes 1
November 4–14, 2007

Sergei Kuksin
Heriot-Watt University
February 2–March 1, 2008

Eiji Yanagida
Tohoku University
February 23–March 29, 2008

2006–07

Mikio Furuta
University of Tokyo
September 3–October 3, 2006

Peter Lax
Courant Institute, New York University
September 17–30, 2006

Weiyue Ding
Peking University
March 1–30, 2007

John Mallet-Paret
Brown University
April 1–May 1, 2007

Laurent Clozel
University of Paris-Sud
April 8–May 5, 2007

Gregory Seregin
Steklov Institute, St.Petersburg
April 11–May 28, 2007

2005–06

Bennett Chow
University of California, San Diego
September 4–October 3, 2005

Craig Huneke
University of Kansas, Lawrence
September 21–October 5, 2005 and March 27–April 8, 2006

David A. Vogan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
October 2–8, 2005

Francois Loeser
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
February 15–March 15, 2006

Stefan Hildebrandt
University of Bonn, Germany
March 27–April 22, 2006

Henri Berestycki
Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales (CAMS)
April 16–May 2, 2006

2004–05

Jack K. Hale
Georgia Institute of Technology
September 9–October 9, 2004

Erwin Bolthausen
Universitat Zurich
September 20–October 4, 2004

Pierre-Louis Lions
Université Paris-Dauphine
September 26–October 1, 2004

Louis Billera
Cornell University
October 2–November 2, 2004

Yongbin Ruan
University of Wisconsin, Madison
October 3–31, 2004

Robert Pego
University of Maryland, College Park
January 18–February 18, 2005

Michael Harris
University of Paris VII
February 13–26, 2005

Stuart Antman
University of Maryland, College Park
March 21–28, 2005

Alain Chenciner
IMCCE 77 and University of Paris VII
April 23–May 8, 2005

2003–04

Guy Henniart
Societe Mathematique de France
September 23, 2003

Jean Lannes
Ecole Polytechnique
October 13, 2003

M. Michel Ledoux
University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse
November 17, 2003

Maxim Kontsevich
IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France
April 19, 2004

Jim Douglas, Jr.
Purdue University
April 26, 2004

2002–03

Peter Li
University of California, Irvine
September 3–26, 2002

Giuseppe Da Prato
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
October 2002

Michael Powell
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
January 2003

Luc Illusie
Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay
January 18–February 22, 2003

John Dennis
Rice University
Mar, 2003

Christopher Sogge
Johns Hopkins University
April 6–21, 2003

Roger Howe
Yale University
April 21– May 2, 2003

2001–02

Jean-Claude Nedlec
Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
October 2001

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University
November 2001

Robert O'Malley
University of Washington, Seattle
January 2002

David Soudry
Tel Aviv University
February 2002

Mikhail Kapranov
University of Toronto
Apr 15–May 15, 2002

Howard Masur
University of Illinois at Chicago
April 1, 2001

2000–01

Neil Trudinger
Australian National University, Canberra
October 2000

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University
January 22–February 4, 2001

John Mallet-Paret
Brown University
January 31–March 1, 2001

Mariano Giaquinta
Scuola Normale Superiore, di Pisa, Italy
March 2001

Michael Rapport
University of Cologne
March 2001

Howard Masur
University of Illinois at Chicago
April 1, 2001

1990s

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1999–2000

Rafail Khasminskii
Wayne State University
September 25–October 9, 1999

Professor William Symes
Rice University
November–December 1999

Professor Lawrence Breen
Institute Galilee, Univ. of Paris 13
December 13, 1999

Professor Stefan Mueller
Max-Planck Institute for Math in the Sciences
February 29–March 31, 2000

Professor C. David Levermore
The University of Arizona, Tucson
April 2000

1998 –99

Albrecht Dold
Universitat Heidelberg
October 12, 1998

Thomas Zink
University of Bielefeld
March 1999

Michael Vogelius
Rutgers University
February 14–March 19, 1999

Philip Rosenau
Tel-Aviv University
February 26–March 29, 1999

Fang-Hua Lin
Courant Institute
April 27, 1998–May 25, 1999

Professor Michel Broue
Universite Paris 7
May 2–May 31, 1999

1997–98

A. J. de Jong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 12, 1998

Larry Smith
Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
March 19–June 15, 1998

Ciprian Foias
Indiana University
March 29–May 2, 1998

V. S. Varadarajan
University of California, Los Angeles
March 30–April 30, 1998

Jurgen Moser
ETH, Zurich
April 1–30, 1998

Gang Tian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1996–97

Clifford Earle
Cornell University
September 26–October 26, 1996

Nina Uraltseva
St. Petersburg University, Russia
October 7, 1996

Nikolai Nadirashvili
Institute for Information Transmission Proglems, Moscow
March 10, 1997

Rolf Rannacher
University of Heidelberg, Germany
March 28, 1997

Alexander Olevskii
Tel Aviv University

Ridgway Scott
University of Houston

1995–96

Boris Levitan
1995–1996

Kevin Corlette
University of Chicago
February 2, 1996

John Ball
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
March 25, 1996

Joseph Steenbrink
University of Nijmegen
April 1, 1996

Genevieve Raugel
Universite Paris
April 22, 1996

Ian Anderson
Utah State University
April 22, 1996

Jonathan Alperin
University of Chicago
May 1–31, 1996

S. T. Yau
Harvard University
May 6, 1996

Masayasu Mimura
University of Tokyo
May 13, 1996

1994–95

George Papanicolaou
Stanford University

Eugene B. Dynkin
Cornell University

Richard Hamilton
University of California, La Jolla

Michael Hopkins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A. N. Kirillov
V.A. Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia

Robert Kohn
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

L. A. Peletier
University of Leiden — Leiden, Netherlands

Karl Rubin
Ohio State University — Columbus, Ohio

1993–94

Pierre Berthelot
Universite de Rennes 1 — Rennes, Brittany, France

Persi Diaconis
Harvard University — Cambridge, MA

Kalus Kirchgassner
University of Stuttgart — Stuttgart, Germany

Jean Lannes
Ecole Polytechnique — Palaiseau, France

Victor Pliss
Leningrad State University — St. Petersburg, Russia

Richard Schoen
Institute for Advanced Study — Princeton, NJ

S.R.S. Varadhan
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University — New York, NY

Masaya Yamaguit
Ryukoku University — Kyoto, Japan

1992–93

Michel Broue
Ecole Normale Superieure — Paris, France

Bernard Dwork
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ

Wendell Fleming
Brown University — Providence, RI

Raymond Gerard
Universite Louis Pasteur — Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Nancy Kopell
Boston University — Boston, MA

Robert S. Lipster
Institute for Information Transmission Problems — Moscow, Russia

Michael Rapopor
Bergische University — Wuppertal, Germany

1991–92

Harry Furstenberg
The Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Isreal

Gene Golub
Stanford University — Stanford, CA

Kazuya Kato
University of Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan

Victor Klee
University of Washington — Seattle, WA

Masatake Kuranishi
Columbia University — New York, NY

Jerrold Marsden
University of California — Berkeley, CA

Haynes Miller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA

Jurgen Moser
ETH Zentrum - Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich — Zurich, Switzerland

Jean-Pierre Ramis
Universite de Louis Pasteur — Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Professor Seppo Rickman
University of Helsinki — Helsinki, Finland

Professor Alexei Shabat
Landau Institute — Moscow, Russia

1990–91

Andrew Avez
University of Paris VI — Paris, France

John Ball
Heriot-Watt University — Edinburgh, Scotland

Enrico Bombieri
Institute for Advanced Study — Princeton, NJ

Luis Caffarelli
Institute for Advanced Study — Princeton, NJ

Gunnar Carlsson
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ

Harry Furstenberg
The Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Israel

Morton Gurtin
Carnegie-Mellon University — Pittsburgh, PA

Nicholas Katz
Princeton, University — Princeton, NJ

Bernard Malgrange
University of Grenoble — Grenoble, France

Hiroshi Matano
University of Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan

1980s

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1989–90

Michel Broue
Ecole Normale Superieure — Paris, France

Robert Coleman
University of California, Berkeley — Berkeley, CA

Albrecht Dold
University of Heidelberg — Heidelberg, Germany

Ciprian Foias
Indiana University — Bloomington, IN

Michael Herman
Ecole Polytechnique — Palaiseau, France

Wolfgang Jurkat
Syracuse University — Syracuse, NY

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ

Askold Khovanski
USSR Academy of Sciences — Moscow, Russia

Gerard Laumon
Universite de Paris-Sud — Orsay, France

Jurgen Moser
ETH Zentrum - Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich — Zurich, Switzerland

1988–89

Richard Beals
Yale University — New Haven, CT

Ivar Ekeland
Universite de Paris-Dauphine — Paris, France

Gerd Faltings
Princeton, University — Princeton, NJ

James Glimm 
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University — New York, NY

Nicholas Katz
Princeton, University — Princeton, NJ

Kurt Strebel 
University of Zurich — Zurich, Switzerland

1987–88

George Andrews
Pennsylvania State University — University Park, PA

Richard Askey
University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ

Kenneth Ribet
University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

Joel Smoller
University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

Daniel Stroock
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA

1986–87

Luis Caffarelli
Institute for Advanced Study — Princeton, NJ

James Douglas, Jr.
University of Chicago — Chicago, IL

David Epstein
University of Warwick — Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Harry Furstenberg
Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Israel

Jack Hale
Brown University — Providence, RI

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ

Paul Rabinowitz
University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI

Srinivasa Varadhan
Courant Institute, New York, NY

1985–86

Spencer Bloch
University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
March 1–31, 1986

Bernard Dwork
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ
June 1–30, 1986

Harvey Friedman
Ohio State University — Columbus, Ohio
March 10–April 11, 1986

Kiyoshi Ito
Gakushuin University — Tokyo, Japan
March 1–June 30, 1986

James Milgram
Stanford University — Stanford, CA
April 10–May 1, 1984

Leon Simon
Australian National University, Australia
April 14-May 14, 1986

1984–85

Felix Browder
University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
May 14–June 14, 1985

Constantine Dafermos
Brown University, Providence, RI
March 4–15, 1984 and March 24–April 6, 1985

Bjorn Dahlberg
University of Goteborg — Gothenburg, Sweden
March 16–June 30, 1985

Albrecht Dold
University of Heidelberg — Heidelberg, Germany
February 10–March 10, 1985

David Edmunds
University of Sussex — England, United Kingdom
September 1–15, 1984

Jean-Marc Fontaine
University of Grenoble I — Grenoble, France
November 12–December 11, 1984

Harry Furstenberg
Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Israel
August 27–September 25, 1984

Joseph Keller
Stanford University — Stanford, CA
May 26–April 24, 1985

Jacques-Louis Lions
College of France — Paris, France
May 12–18, 1984

1983–84

Shmuel Agmon
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
March 1–30, 1984

Robert Aumann
Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Israel
December 20, 1983–January 29, 1984

Enrico Bombieri
Institute for Advanced Study — Princeton, NJ
May 15–June 15, 1984

Daniel Kleitman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA
January 1–31, 1984

Kurt Strebel 
University of Zurich — Zurich, Switzerland
September 5–October 17, 1983

John Tate
Harvard University — Cambridge, MA
June 1–30, 1984

S. James Taylor
University of British Columbia — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 31–June 30, 1984

1982–83

Jonathan Alperin
University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
March 16–June 15, 1983

Michael Artin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA
May 11–June 10, 1983

Haim Brezis
University of Paris VI — Paris, France
May 23–June 24, 1983

Charles Conley
University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI
September 1–30, 1982

Nicholas Katz
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ
December 10–17, 1982 and January 13–28, 1983

Blaine Lawson
SUNY, Stony Brook University — Stony Brook, NY
May 15–June 15, 1983

Olli Lehto
University of Helsinki — Helsinki, Finland
September 16–December 15, 1982

Saunders Maclane
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
May 16–June 15, 1983

Ib Madsen
Aarhus University — Aarhus, Denmark
May 1–31, 1983

1981–82

Roberto Conti
University of Florence — Florence, Italy
May 17–June 15, 1982

Bjorn Dahlberg
University of Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 30–April 3, 1982

Bernard Dwork
Princeton University — Princeton, NJ
January 3–29, 1982

Jerry Ericksen
Brown University, Providence, RI
June 16–July 15, 1982

Avner Friedman
Northwestern University — Evanston, IL
March 1–April 1,1982

Harry Furstenberg
Hebrew University — Jerusalem, Israel
March 4–April 4,1982

Hans Lewy
University of California, Berkeley — Berkeley, CA
October 1–29,1981

1980–81

Lars Ahlfors
Harvard University — Cambridge, MA
September 16–December 15, 1980