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van Winter Lecture Series

About the van Winter Memorial Lecture in Mathematical Physics


The van Winter Memorial Lecture honors the memory of Clasine van Winter, who held a professorship in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1968 to her retirement in 1999. Professor Van Winter specialized in the study of multiparticle quantum systems; her contributions include the Weinberg-van Winter equations for a multiparticle quantum system, derived independently by Professor van Winter and Professor Steven Weinberg, and the so-called HVZ Theorem which characterizes the essential spectrum of multiparticle quantum systems. She passed away in October of 2000.

The 2023-24 Lecture will be held November 10, at 3:30 pm in CP 155.  The speaker is Dr. Lan-Hsuan Huang, University of Connecticut.  A reception will be held in the lobby outside CP 155 at 2:45pm

Past van Winter lecturers

  • 2022-23, Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
  • 2018-19, Gigliola Staffilani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2017-18, John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
  • 2016-17, MIchael Weinstein, Columbia University
  • 2015-16, John Cardy, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2014-15, Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University
  • 2013-14, Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2012-13, Israel Michael Sigal, University of Toronto
  • 2011-12, Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
  • 2010-11, Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington
  • 2009-10, Christopher Hill, Fermilab
  • 2008-09, Percy Deift, Courant Institute, NYU
  • 2007-08, Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University
  • 2006-07, Barry Simon, California Inst. of Technology
  • 2005-06, Eric Heller, Harvard University
  • 2004-05, Maciej Zworski, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-04, Roger Blandford, Stanford University
  • 2002-03, Clifford Taubes, Harvard University
  • 2001-02, Elliot Lieb, Princeton University