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R. Kent Nagle

The Nagle Lecture Series (NLS) was established in honor of the late R. Kent Nagle, a mathematician deeply interested not only in mathematics in itself, but also in mathematics education and the impact of mathematics on society.

In this spirit, the NLS has invited world-renowned scholars to speak on such matters in lectures designed for the general public.

**Next Lecture:** March 12, 2020

**Note:** This lecture has been *CANCELLED*.

Here is a list of the Nagle Lecturers, including their affiliation when they delivered their address, and the title and date of their lecture, in reverse chronological order:

- Peter Kuchment, University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University
*Our Mathematical Universe: The Mysterious Power of Mathematics*- April 4, 2019
- Colin Adams, Thomas J. Read Professor of Mathematics at Williams College
*Blown Away: What Knot to do When Sailing*- April 12, 2018
- Michele Mosca, co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
*Cybersecurity and the Quantum Era*- April 6, 2017
- Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University
*Ramanujan: The Inspirational Story and a Glimpse of his Mathematics*- March 10, 2016
- Robert W. Ghrist, Andrea Mitchell
*Penn Integrates Knowledge*University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania *Applied Topology*- March 12, 2015
- Charles R. Keeton, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University
*A Ray of Light in a Sea of Dark (Matter)*- April 3, 2014
- Erez Lieberman Aiden, Harvard Society of Fellows and Visiting Faculty at Google
*How the Human Genome Folds*- April 18, 2012
- Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, Canada
*Plants, Computers and Math*- April 7, 2011
- Arlie O. Petters, Benjamin Powell Professor and Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration at Duke University
*Einstein, Higher Dimensions, and Black Holes*- April 1, 2010
- John H. Conway, von Neumann Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University
*From Topology to Symmetry*- November 1, 2007
- Fang-Hua Lin, Silver Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
*Problems for the Millennium: The Navier-Stokes Equations*- March 29, 2007
- Louis H. Kauffman, Professor of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago
*Unknots, Collapsing Tangles and DNA Recombination*- February 16, 2006
- Andrew M. Odlyzko, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota
*Cybersecurity, Mathematics, and Limits on Technology*- February 24, 2005
- F. Alberto Grünbaum, Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley
*Mathematics in Medical Imaging: the Present and the Future*- November 1, 2001
- A. K. Dewdney, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo
*Do Aliens Do Math?*- October 12, 2000
- Jerrold E. Marsden, Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology
*Dynamical Systems and Space Mission Design*- March 9, 2000
- Simon A. Levin, George Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University
*The Rise and Fall of Biodiversity*- January 21, 1999
- Joseph B. Keller, Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering (Emeritus) at Stanford University
*Mathematics of Games and Sports*- November 5, 1998
- Steven G. Krantz, Professor of Mathematics at Washington University
*Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education*- March 19, 1998
- Arjen Lenstra, Corporate Technology Office of Citibank
*Securing the Net: The Fruits of Incompetence*- October 23, 1997
- Persi Diaconis, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University
*Mathematics and Magic Tricks*- March 20, 1997
- Robert Devaney, Professor of Mathematics at Boston University
*Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics*- February 13, 1997
- George E. Andrews, Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University
*Ramanujan, Sums, and the Lost Notebook*- November 14, 1996
- Peter Borwein, Professor of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University
*Mathematics in the Presence of Computers: The Rapidly Changing Face of Pure Mathematics*- October 17, 1996
- Harold Stevenson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan
*Asia's Young Achievers in Mathematics*- September 19, 1996