Past Public Lectures

Spring 2022

Speaker: Panel featuring Scott Aaronson (UT Austin), Geoffrey Penington (UC Berkeley), and Edward Witten (IAS); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
May 10, 2022
Speaker: Panel featuring Kenneth Brown (Duke University), Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), Liang Jiang (University of Chicago), and Mark Saffman (UW Madison); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
May 3, 2022
Speaker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann (Professor of Law at Yale Law School) Panelists: Shamik Dasgupta (UC Berkeley), Robin Dembroff (Yale), & Maegan Fairchild (University of Michigan)  
Apr. 26, 2022
Speaker: Panel featuring Daniel Gottesman (University of Maryland), Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research), and Barbara Terhal (TU Delft); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Apr. 26, 2022
Speaker: Panel featuring Yael Kalai (Microsoft Research), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (MIT), and Thomas Vidick (Caltech); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Apr. 19, 2022
Speaker: Panel featuring Lin Lin (UC Berkeley), Birgitta Whaley (UC Berkeley), James Whitfield (Dartmouth), and Nathan Wiebe (University of Toronto); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Apr. 12, 2022
Speaker: Panel featuring Sergio Boixo (Google), Soonwon Choi (MIT), and Bill Fefferman (University of Chicago); Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Apr. 5, 2022
Speaker: Noam Barda (Harvard, Tel-HaShomer Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University) Noa Dagan (Harvard, Clalit Research Institute and Ben-Gurion University)
Mar. 23, 2022
Speaker: Nathaniel Popper (Science Communicator in Residence, Simons Institute)
Mar. 4, 2022

Fall 2021

Speaker: Ehud Shapiro (Weizmann Institute and Columbia University)
Dec. 10, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Scott Aaronson (UT Austin), Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew University), Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), Elad Hazan (Princeton). Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Nov. 30, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Chris Monroe (Duke University), Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft), Mark Zhandry (Princeton University), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Nov. 16, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Andrew Childs (University of Maryland), Norman Yao (UC Berkeley), Markus Greiner (Harvard University), Monika Aidelsburger (University of Munich), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Nov. 9, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Amir Safavi-Naeini (Stanford University), Daniel Litinski (PsiQuantum), Robert Raussendorf (University of British Columbia), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Nov. 2, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Daniel Gottesman (University of Maryland), Shruti Puri (Yale University), Jonathan Home (ETH Zurich), Chen Wang (UMass Amherst), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Oct. 26, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Patrick Coles (Los Alamos National Labs), Aram Harrow (MIT), Maria Schuld (UKZN and Xanadu), Jarrod McClean (Google), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Oct. 19, 2021
Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (Simons Institute, moderator) Panelists: James DiCarlo (MIT), Grace Lindsay (University College London), Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley), and Santosh Vempala (Georgia Tech)
Oct. 18, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute), Anne Broadbent (U. Ottawa), Yael Kalai (Microsoft Research) and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Oct. 12, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Adam Nahum (I'Ecole Normale Supérieure), Pedram Roushan (Google), Barbara Terhal (TU Delft), and Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Oct. 5, 2021
Speaker: Panel featuring Lior Eldar (MIT), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (MIT), Daniel Apon (NIST), Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley; moderator).
Sep. 21, 2021
Speaker: Sean Hallgren (Penn State University & Senior Visitor at Simons Institute 2021-22)
Sep. 21, 2021

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Speaker: Ashia Wilson (MIT, moderator) Panelists: Seny Kamara (Brown University Department of Computer Science and Aroki Systems), Shalini Kantayya (7th Empire Media and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism), Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Omer Reingold (Stanford University Computer Science Department), and Patricia Williams (Northeastern University School of Law)
May 7, 2021
Speaker: Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute)
May 6, 2021
Speaker: Orna Grumberg (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Feb. 25, 2021

Fall 2020

Speaker: Dale Schuurmans (Google Brain & University of Alberta)
Nov. 23, 2020
Speaker: Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania)
Oct. 14, 2020
Speaker: Thomas Gilbert (UC Berkeley)
Sep. 10, 2020

Summer 2020

Speaker: Pooya Hatami (Ohio State University)
Aug. 18, 2020
Speaker: Esty Kelman (Tel Aviv University)
Aug. 12, 2020
Speaker: Shachar Lovett (UC San Diego)
Aug. 3, 2020
Speaker: Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Jul. 30, 2020
Speaker: Hao Huang (Emory University) & Avishay Tal (UC Berkeley)
Jul. 22, 2020
Speaker: Dor Minzer (Institute of Advanced Study)
Jul. 15, 2020
Speaker: Manuela Veloso (Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, Carnegie Mellon University)
Jun. 22, 2020

Spring 2020

Speaker: Peter Bartlett (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, moderator) Panelists: Klaske van Heusden (University of British Columbia), Madhav Marathe (University of Virginia), Ankur Moitra (MIT), Shai Shalev-Shwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Anil Vullikanti (University of Virginia), and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley)
May 11, 2020
Speaker: Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute of Science) 
Mar. 16, 2020

Fall 2019

Speaker: Silvio Micali (Founder of Algorand and faculty at MIT)
Oct. 30, 2019
Speaker: Yuval Ishai (Technion Israel Institute of Technology) 
Oct. 14, 2019
Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, Faith Ellen, Dan Gusfield, Dorit Hochbaum, Russell Impagliazzo, Ravi Kannan, Don Knuth, Mike Luby, Antony Ng, Prabhakar Raghavan, Scott Shenker, Robert Tarjan, Vijay Vazirani, and Dick Karp.
Sep. 3, 2019

Summer 2019

Speaker: Peter Bartlett (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, moderator) Panelists: Shafi Goldwasser (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Martha Minow (Harvard University), Elliot Schrage (Facebook), and Patricia Williams (Columbia University) 
Jun. 7, 2019

Spring 2019

Speaker: Peter Sarnak (Princeton University)
Apr. 15, 2019
Speaker: Shayan Oveis Gharan (University of Washington) and Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley)
Mar. 11, 2019
Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence, moderator) Panelists: Celeste Kidd (UC Berkeley), Bruno Olshausen (UC Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University) and Michael Pollan (UC Berkeley) 
Mar. 7, 2019

Fall 2018

Speaker: Paul Beame (University of Washington)
Nov. 19, 2018
Speaker: Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
Nov. 14, 2018
Speaker: Jelani Nelson (Harvard University)
Nov. 5, 2018
Speaker: David Patterson (UC Berkeley)
Oct. 10, 2018

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