Ulam Colloquium


Stan Ulam (1909-1984) was a Graduate Research Professor at the University of Florida from 1974-1984, and directed the dissertation of Edward Howorka, Ph.D. 1979. He interacted with many engineering and science faculty on campus, and attracted a wide variety of visitors, including Mark Kac, with whom he is pictured below. (This photo, donated by Francoise Ulam, hangs in the Atrium of Little Hall.)In 1998-99, under the leadership of chair Krishnaswami Alladi, the Department of Mathematics initiated the annual Ulam Colloquium Lecture Series in applied mathematics at the University of Florida.

  • 2018-2019 by Yuri Tschinkel (Courant Institute and Simons Foundation)
  • 2014-15 by Jun Cheng Wei (University of British Columbia)
  • 2013-14 by Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University)
  • 2012-13 by Robert Devaney (Boston University)
  • 2011-12  by Rudolph Kalman (University of Florida & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
  • 2010-11  by Sebastian Schreiber (UC Davis)
  • 2009-10  by James Keener (University of Utah)
  • 2008-9 by R. Daniel Mauldin (University of North Texas)
  • 2007-8 by Dominique Foata (Univ. Strasbourg, France)
  • 2006-7 by Anil Nerode (Cornell University)
  • 2005-6 by Louis Nirenberg (Courant Institute)
  • 2004-5 by Richard P. Stanley (MIT)
  • 2003-4 by Stan Osher (UCLA)
  • 2002-2003 by Gerhard Frey (Essen)
  • 2001-2 by John Milnor (Stony Brook)
  • 2001 by Persi Diaconis (Stanford)
  • 2000 by Gilbert Strang (MIT)
  • 1999 by James Keener (Utah)

Mark Kac and Stan Ulam