LSU College of Science

2019 Porcelli Lectures

Professor Robert Bryant will deliver the 2019 Porcelli Lectures. Robert Bryant is the Phillip Griffiths Professor at Duke University. He served as the President of the American Mathematical Society from 2015 to 2017, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Mathematical Mysteries of the Ellipse"
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:00pm-5:00pm, 130 Nicholson Hall
High-School-Level Lecture

"Geometry Old and New: From Euclid to String Theory"
Friday, March 29, 2019, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 130 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
Undergraduate-Level Lecture

"The Best Possible Shapes of Surfaces"
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:10pm-5:10pm, 130 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
Graduate-Level Lecture

Abstracts are available here. You may download posters (PDF) for just the first lecture, or all three lectures.

On Thursday, refreshments will be served between 3:00pm and 3:45pm in the James Keisler Lounge in Lockett Hall; and, on Friday, they will be served from 2:00pm to 2:30pm and from 3:30pm to 4:10pm in the foyer of 130 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex.