Date | Time | Room | Title |
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Monday, February 25, 2008 |
4:00-5:00 pm | BESC 180 |
Definitions, examples and a general constructionFollowing this lecture, there will be a reception in honor of Professor Kontsevich at the Koenig Alumni Center, 1202 University Avenue (the SE corner of Broadway and University). |

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 |
4:00-5:00 pm | ECCR 265 |
Integrable systems and a higher-dimensional generalization of the Langlands correspondence |

Friday, February 29, 2008 |
4:00-5:00 pm | ECCR 265 |
Integrable systems and collapsing Calabi-Yau varieties in mirror symmetry |

## Maxim Kontsevich |
Maxim Kontsevich was educated at Moscow State University between 1980 and 1985, where he was a student of I.M. Gelfand. Between 1985 and 1990, he was a junior researcher at the Institute for Problems of Information Transmission in Moscow. In 1991, he moved to the West, where he was based at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in Bonn until 1994. He also visited the Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Bonn University in 1992. Between 1994 and 1995 he was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and since then he has been a professor at the IHES (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques) in France. He has also held visiting professorships at Rutgers University (1997-2002) and the University of Miami (2005-present). Professor Kontsevich has received several major prizes and distinctions, including the Otto-Hahn-Medaille from the Max Planck Society (1992); the Mayor of Paris's Prize (first European Congress of Mathematicians, 1992), the Prize of the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (Brisbane, Australia, 1997) and the Fields Medal (International Congress of Mathematicians, 1998). In January 2008, he was awarded the Crafoord Prize, which he shared with Edward Witten. He has also been elected to the Academiae Europaeae (2000) and the Académie des Sciences (2002). He has given many invited addresses, including to the European Congress of Mathematicians (1992), the International Congress of Mathematicians (1994), and the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (1994). Professor Kontsevich's research involves many areas of mathematics and mathematical physics. In the early 1990s, he mainly worked on topological quantum field theories, their foundations, and their applications to pure mathematics, including homological mirror symmetry, deformation quantization, and new constructions of varieties over non-archimedean fields. Recently, he has been concentrating on the foundations of noncommutative algebraic geometry and the interplay between quantization and prime characteristic. He has formulated several new conjectures on motives, some of which will be explained in these lectures. |

This Lecture Series is funded by an endowment given by Professor Ira M. DeLong, who came to the University of Colorado in 1888 at the age of 33. Professor DeLong essentially became the mathematics department by teaching not only the college subjects but also the preparatory mathematics courses. Professor DeLong was a prominent citizen of the community of Boulder as well as president of the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, organizer of the Colorado Education Association, and president of the charter convention that gave Boulder the city manager form of government in 1917. After his death in 1942 it was decided that the bequest he made to the mathematics department would accumulate interest until income became available to fund DeLong prizes for undergraduates and DeLong Lectureships to bring outstanding mathematicians to campus each year. The first DeLong Lectures were delivered in the 1962-63 academic year.

1962-1963 Paul Halmos

1963-1964 Marshall Hall Jr.

1964-1965 Edwin Hewitt

1965-1966 George Polya

1966-1967 Alfred Tarski

1967-1968 John Milnor

1968-1969 Paul Cohen

1969-1970 Jurgen Moser

1970-1971 Mark Kac, Irving Kaplansky

1971-1972 Abraham Robinson

1972-1973 George Mackey

1973-1974 Olga Taussky Todd

1974-1975 Andrew Gleason

1975-1976 Tosio Kato

1976-1977 Hugh Montgomery

1977-1978 Elias Stein

1978-1979 Raoul Bott

1979-1980 Alan Weinstein

1980-1981 Enrico Bombieri

1981-1982 Richard S. Varga

1963-1964 Marshall Hall Jr.

1964-1965 Edwin Hewitt

1965-1966 George Polya

1966-1967 Alfred Tarski

1967-1968 John Milnor

1968-1969 Paul Cohen

1969-1970 Jurgen Moser

1970-1971 Mark Kac, Irving Kaplansky

1971-1972 Abraham Robinson

1972-1973 George Mackey

1973-1974 Olga Taussky Todd

1974-1975 Andrew Gleason

1975-1976 Tosio Kato

1976-1977 Hugh Montgomery

1977-1978 Elias Stein

1978-1979 Raoul Bott

1979-1980 Alan Weinstein

1980-1981 Enrico Bombieri

1981-1982 Richard S. Varga

1982-1983 Charles Fefferman

1983-1984 S.S. Chern

1984-1985 Robert Zimmer

1985-1986 Gerd Faltings

1986-1987 Dennis Sullivan

1987-1988 Stephen Smale

1988-1989 Branko Grunbaum

1989-1990 Ronald Graham

1990-1991 Kenneth Ribet

1991-1992 Michael Atiyah

1992-1993 John H. Conway

1993-1994 John Tate

1994-1995 Vladimir Arnold

1996-1997 Alain Connes

1997-1998 Barry Mazur

1999-2000 Nigel Higson

2000-2001 Jeff Cheeger

2001-2002 Vaughan F. R. Jones

2002-2003 Richard Taylor

2003-2004 Phillip A. Griffiths

1983-1984 S.S. Chern

1984-1985 Robert Zimmer

1985-1986 Gerd Faltings

1986-1987 Dennis Sullivan

1987-1988 Stephen Smale

1988-1989 Branko Grunbaum

1989-1990 Ronald Graham

1990-1991 Kenneth Ribet

1991-1992 Michael Atiyah

1992-1993 John H. Conway

1993-1994 John Tate

1994-1995 Vladimir Arnold

1996-1997 Alain Connes

1997-1998 Barry Mazur

1999-2000 Nigel Higson

2000-2001 Jeff Cheeger

2001-2002 Vaughan F. R. Jones

2002-2003 Richard Taylor

2003-2004 Phillip A. Griffiths

2004-2005 Paul Baum

2005-2006 Isadore M. Singer

2006-2007 Sir Roger Penrose

2007-2008 Maxim Kontsevich

2008-2009 Persi Diaconis

2009-2010 Ieke Moerdijk

2010-2011 Endre Szemerédi

2011-2012 Vitaly Bergelson

2012-2013 Yuval Peres

2013-2014 Benedict H. Gross

2014-2015 Robert Bryant

2015-2016 Magdalena Musat

2017-2018 Michael J. Hopkins

2018-2019 Kristin Lauter

2019-2020 Barry Simon

2005-2006 Isadore M. Singer

2006-2007 Sir Roger Penrose

2007-2008 Maxim Kontsevich

2008-2009 Persi Diaconis

2009-2010 Ieke Moerdijk

2010-2011 Endre Szemerédi

2011-2012 Vitaly Bergelson

2012-2013 Yuval Peres

2013-2014 Benedict H. Gross

2014-2015 Robert Bryant

2015-2016 Magdalena Musat

2017-2018 Michael J. Hopkins

2018-2019 Kristin Lauter

2019-2020 Barry Simon

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