## The Asprey Lectures in Mathematics

The Asprey Distinguished Lecture Series is named in honor of Winifred Asprey (Class of 1938), a much admired professor of mathematics who taught for 38 years at Vassar and was nationally recognized as a spokesperson for mathematics and computer science. The series features the world’s most prominent mathematicians lecturing on current trends and successes.

### Lecture Series, 1991 to Present:

- 2012–13 Martin Nowak: Evolution of Cooperation and Eusociality
- 2011–12 Trachette Jackson: Mathematical Models of Anti-cancer Therapies
- 2009–10 Günter Ziegler: Proofs for The Book
- 2008–09 Margaret Wright: The Remarkable Saga of Linear Programming: the Problem, the Methods, the Continuing Mysteries
- 2007–08 Avi Wigderson: A world view through the computational lens
- 2006–07 Jon Kleinberg; Modeling the Web, Mining my E-mail, and Other Perspectives on the Information Revolution
- 2005–06 Ken Ono : Number Theory: Partitions and the Legacy of Dyson and Ramanujan
- 2004–05 Jeff Weeks : The Shape of Space
- 2003–04 Hendrik Lenstra : Escher and the Droste Effect
- 2002–03 Peter Neumann: The Memoirs of Évariste Galois
- 2000–01 Vaughan Jones: Noncommutative Geometry for Dummies
- 1999–2000 Sir Michael Atiyah: Atoms, Knots, and Elementary Particles
- 1997–98 Charles Fefferman: Atoms, Numbers, and Stars
- 1996–97 Angus MacIntyre: What Can Logic Tell Us About the Real Exponential Function?
- 1995–96 Joan Birman: Knots, Differential Equations, and Chaos
- 1994–95 John H. Conway: Shapes and Symmetries
- 1993–94 Kenneth Ribet: Fermat's Last Theorem
- 1992–93 William P. Thurston: An Introduction to the Geometry and Topology of Three-dimensional Manifolds
- 1991–92 Stephen Smale: Chaos and the Godel Incompleteness Theorem