Consortium Distinguished Lecture Series


Most Recent Lectures

Ernesto Lupercio

Ernesto Lupercio

July 19, 2022

Classical Sand-piles and
Self-organized Criticality

July 20, 2022

Tropical Geometry and
Artificial Life


Ernesto Lupercio is a Mexican mathematician – an expert in algebraic topology and mathematical physics and applied Math. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1997 under the guidance of Ralph L. Cohen.

For his achievements, Lupercio was awarded the ICTP Ramanujan Prize in 2009.



Sergei Gukov

Sergei Gukov

November 16, 2021

From Turaev to Rokhlin via VOA Characters and Curve Counting I

November 17, 2021

From Turaev to Rokhlin via VOA Characters and Curve Counting II


Sergei Gukov is a mathematical physicist.

He is known for his work on Witten-Reshetichin-Turaev invariants, Gukov-Witten surface operators, and Gukov-Pei-Putrov-Vafa invariants.

For his works he has received the Clay Mathematics Institute Long Term Prize Fellowship (2001-2006) Sloan Research Fellowship in Science & Technology.


Dennis Gaitsgory

Dennis Gaitsgory

November 8, 2021

Geometric Langlands in its Various Contexts

November 10, 2021

Restricted Geometric Langlands as a Common Denominator


Dennis Gaitsgory is an American mathematician. He is an expert on the geometric Langlands Program.

Among his spectacular achievements are the proofs of the geometric Langlands Conjecture for finite fields and for the field of complex numbers.

For his work Professsor Gaitsgory was awarded the Prize of European Mathematical Society (2000) and Chevalley Prize (2018).


Karim Adiprasito

Karim Adiprasito

November 1, 2021

Lefschetz Theorems Beyond Hodge Structures I

November 2, 2021

Lefschetz Theorems Beyond Hodge Structures II


Karim Adiprasito is a German mathematician working at the University of Copenhagen and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He has transformed into an art applying ideas and techniques from combinatorics to many areas of mathematics. We briefly mention some of his spectacular achievements.

Together with June Huh and Eric Katz, Adiprasito solved the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture on the log-concavity of the characteristic polynomial of matroids. Using Mikhail Gromov's work, Adipasito, together with Bruno Benedetti, solved the Hirsch conjecture for flag triangulations of manifolds.

For his work Professor Adiprasito was awarded 2019 New Horizons Prize for Early-Career Achievement in Mathematics. In 2020 he was awarded EMS Prize of the European Mathematical Society.


Don Zagier

Don Zagier

Ramanujan International Chair
International Centre for Theoretical Physics

October 26, 2021

From Knots to Number Theory I

October 29, 2021

From Knots to Number Theory II


Don Bernard Zagier is an American-German mathematician whose main area of work is number theory. He was a scientific member and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany, from 1995 until 2019 and a professor at the Collège de France in Paris, France, from 2000 to 2014.

He has been associated with the ICTP in Trieste, Italy, since 2014 and now holds the Ramanujan International Chair there.

For his groundbreaking work Professor Zagier was awarded the Cole Prize in Number Theory in 1987, the von Staudt Prize in 2001, and the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award in 2021. He became a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2017, and an honorary member of the London Mathematical Society in 2019.