Daubechies to Deliver Gibbs Lecture
Ingrid
Daubechies, Princeton University, will deliver the AMS
Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Wednesday, January 5, 2005
from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. She will speak on The
interplay between analysis and algorithms. The lecture
will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms IIII.
Professor Daubechies received both her Bachelor's
and Ph.D. degrees (in 1975 and 1980) from the Free University
in Brussels, Belgium. She held a research position at the
Free University until 1987. From 1987 to 1994 she was a
member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories,
during which time she took leaves to spend six months (in
1990) at the University of Michigan, and two years (199193)
at Rutgers University. She is now at the Mathematics Department
and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
at Princeton University. Her research interests focus on
the mathematical aspects of timefrequency analysis, in
particular wavelets, as well as applications.
In 1998 she was elected to be a member of
the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The American Mathematical
Society awarded her a Leroy P. Steele prize for exposition
in 1994 for her book "Ten Lectures on Wavelets,"
as well as the 1997 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize. From 1992
to 1997 she was a fellow of the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences, the American Mathematical Society,
the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Krantz to Speak on Symmetry in
Complex Analysis
Steven
G. Krantz, Washington University in St. Louis, will
deliver an MAA Invited Address on Saturday, January 8, 2005
from 10:05 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. He will speak on Symmetry
in complex analysis.The lecture will be held in
Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms
IIII.
Professor Krantz received his B.A. degree
from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1971.
He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1974 under
the direction of E. M. Stein. His thesis topic was in the
harmonic analysis of several complex variables.
Professor Krantz has taught at UCLA, Penn State, Princeton
University, and Washington University in St. Louis (where
he recently completed a fiveyear term as Chairman of the
Mathematics Department). He is currently the Managing Editor
of the Journal of Geometric Analysis and of the Journal
of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (jointly with
William Ames). He is Associate Editor of four other journals.
Professor Krantz has served on the AMS Council and the
AMS Executive Commitee. He has been Chair of the AMS Publications
Committee and is currently is on the advisory board for
the Graduate Texts Committee of the AMS. He is consulting
editor for a book series for McGrawHill and Birkhauser.
Professor Krantz is holder of the Chauvenet Prize and the
Beckenbach Book Award, both prizes of the MAA. He has mentored
15 Ph.D. students and 10 Masters students and has authored
over 125 papers and over 45 books.
Lazarsfeld to Deliver Colloquium Lectures
The
AMS Colloquium Lectures will be delivered by Robert K.
Lazarsfeld, University of Michigan, on Wednesday, January
5, 2005 – Friday, January 7, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to
1:50 p.m. He will speak on How polynomials vanish:
Singularities, integrals, and ideals, Part I: How many times
does a polynomial vanish at a point? Part II: The local
theory of multiplier ideals. Part III: Global
applications of multiplier ideals. The lectures
will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms IIII.
Professor Lazarsfeld graduated from Harvard
College in 1975, and received his Ph. D. from Brown University
in 1980. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1983, where he
taught until moving to the University of Michigan in 1997.
Professor Lazarsfeld works in the field of complex algebraic
geometry. He is particularly interested in concrete algebraic
and geometric questions growing out of the study of higher
dimensional algebraic varieties. He recently completed a
twovolume monograph devoted to a body of work in algebraic
geometry loosely centered around the theme of positivity.
Professor Lazarsfeld has held fellowships from the Sloan
and Guggenheim Foundations, and was a Presidential Young
Investigator in 198589. He has served on several AMS committees,
including the Council, and he is currently on the editorial
board of the Journal of the AMS. He has supervised 13 Ph.
D. students and mentored about a dozen postdocs.
Vakil to Speak on the Geometry, Topology,
and Combinatorics Behind Linear Algebra
Ravi
D. Vakil, Stanford University, will deliver an MAA Invited
Address on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 3:20 p.m.. to
4:05 p.m. He will speak on Given four lines in space,
how many other lines meet all four?: The geometry, topology,
and combinatorics behind linear algebra.The lecture
will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms IIII.
Professor Vakil is from Toronto, Canada. He
received his undergraduate degree from the University of
Toronto, and his Ph.D. from Harvard under the direction
of Joe Harris. After teaching at Princeton and MIT, he moved
to Stanford in 2001.
His field of research is algebraic geometry. He is particularly
interested in moduli spaces, as well as connections to other
fields of mathematics. His lecture in Atlanta will be about
the moduli space known as the ``Grassmannian'', parameterizing
subspaces of a vector space; it is in some sense the geometry
behind linear algebra.
Professor Vakil is the recipient of an AMS Centennial Fellowship,
a Sloan Research Fellowship, and an NSF CAREER grant. He
was recently awarded a Presidential PECASE
award. He has long been involved in programs for gifted
students.
