The Mahler lectures are a biennial activity organised by the Australian Mathematical Society, and supported by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, in which a prominent mathematician tours Australian universities giving lectures at a variety of levels, including several public lectures.
Akshay Venkatesh is Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. He received his PhD in 2002 from Princeton University and his undergraduate degree from The University of Western Australia. His research is in pure mathematics – specifically, in number theory and related areas. His research interests are in the fields of counting, equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory, in particular representation theory, locally symmetric spaces and ergodic theory. In 2008 he won the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. This annual prize is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Mon 23, Sep 2013
2pm Brisbane “Dynamics and the geometry of numbers”, Lecture Theatre 214, Otto Hirschfeld Building, Building 81, University of Queensland
6pm Brisbane “How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions and beyond”, Lecture Theatre 358, Physiology Building 63, University of Queensland