Erdos Colloquium

Paul Erdos in front of J.W. Reitz UnionPaul Erdos (1913-1996) was a visitor to the University of Florida first in 1967, and then annually, for a two week stay, from 1973-1996. He interacted with many mathematical sciences faculty on campus, and wrote papers with several University of Florida faculty, including Krishnaswami Alladi, David A. Drake, Jean A. Larson, R. Daniel Mauldin (now at North Texas State), Stan Ulam, and Arun Varma.The photo displayed here, by Jean A. Larson, shows Erdos in front of the J. Wayne Reitz Union, his favorite place to book a room in Gainesville.In 1998-99, under the leadership of chair Krishnaswami Alladi, the Department of Mathematics initiated the annual Erdos Colloquium Lecture Series in pure mathematics at the University of Florida.

  • 2017 Erdos Colloquium by Jeffrey Remmel  (University of California, San Diego)
  • 2016  Erdos Colloquium by Hugh Montgomery (University of Michigan)
  • 2015 Erdos Colloquium by Janos Pintz (Alfred Renyi Institute, Budapest)
  • 2014 Erdos Colloquium by Fan Chung Graham (University of California–San Diego)
  • 2012-13 Erdos Colloquium by Michael Barnsley (Australian National University)
  • 2009-10 Erdos Colloquium by George Andrews (Pennsylvania State University)
  • 2008-09 Erdos Colloquium by Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
  • 2007-08 Erdos Colloquium by Efim Zelmanov (UC, San Diego)
  • 2006-07 Erdos Colloquium by Alexander Kechris (California Institute of Technology)
  • 2005-06 Erdos Colloquium by William Arveson (Berkeley)
  • 2004-05 Erdos Colloquium by Richard E. Borcherds (Berkeley)
  • 2003-04 Erdos Colloquium by Stephen Smale (Berkeley)
  • 2002-03 Erdos Colloquium by Benedict H. Gross (Harvard University)
  • 2001-02 Erdos Colloquium by Sergei Novikov (Moskow University and University of Maryland)
  • 2000-01 Erdos Colloquium by Hyman Bass (Michigan)
  • 1999-00 Erdos Colloquium by Daniel Quillen (Oxford)
  • 1998-99 Erdos Colloquium by Ron Graham (A T&T, San Diego)