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The Pasquale Porcelli Lecture Series in mathematics is an annual event in which a prominent mathematician is invited to deliver a series of three lectures on recent advances in an area of mathematical research. The topics and the level of the lectures are carefully chosen to appeal to a broad audience from various academic disciplines. Everyone is invited to attend! The Lecture Series is funded by the family of Pasquale Porcelli, who was a mathematics professor at LSU from 1959 until his death in 1972. Porcelli was made Boyd Professor—the highest LSU rank—in 1965. Two of Porcelli's LSU doctoral students became Sloan Fellows after graduating from LSU. The past speakers at the Lecture Series include

- (1980) Ronald L. Graham, Bell Telephone Laboratories
- (1981) Paul H. Rabinowitz, University of Wisconsin
- (1982) T.Y. Lam, University of California at Berkeley (Poster)
- (1983) Thomas Hawkins, Boston University (Poster)
- (1984) John Milnor, Institute for Advanced Study (Poster)
- (1985) H.W. Lenstra Jr., University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- (1986) Kiyosi Ito, Kyoto University, Japan
- (1987) Winfried Scharlau, University of Münster, Germany (Poster)
- (1989) Heinz-Otto Peitgen, University of California at Santa Cruz (Poster)
- (1995) Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago (YouTube)
- (1997) Avner Friedman, University of Minnesota (YouTube)
- (1998) Carl Pomerance, University of Georgia at Athens (YouTube)
- (2000) Dominic Welsh, Oxford University, England
- (2001) Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
- (2003) Vaughan Jones, University of California at Berkeley
- (2007) Richard V. Kadison, University of Pennsylvania
- (2008) Don Zagier, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
- (2011) Lawrence C. Evans, University of California, Berkeley
- (2013) S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Courant Institute, New York
- (2014) Susan A. Murphy, University of Michigan
- (2016) Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University (YouTube)