Richard M. Karp Distinguished Lectures

The Richard M. Karp Distinguished Lectures were created in Fall 2019 to celebrate the role of Simons Institute Founding Director Dick Karp in establishing the field of theoretical computer science, formulating its central problems, and contributing stunning results in the areas of computational complexity and algorithms. Formerly known as the Simons Institute Open Lectures, the series features visionary leaders in the field of theoretical computer science, and is geared toward a broad scientific audience. To view the video of a past lecture, please follow the link in the list below.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the many contributors to the Richard M. Karp Fund.

Fall 2014

Speaker: Giorgio Ottaviani (University of Florence)
Nov. 24, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Gary Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Oct. 6, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Peter Bürgisser (Technical University of Berlin)
Sep. 8, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Spring 2014

Speaker: Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute, Garching)
May 2, 2014 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium
Speaker: Charles H. Langley (UC Davis)
Apr. 7, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Mar. 3, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Marc Feldman (Stanford University)
Feb. 10, 2014 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Fall 2013

Speaker: Ravi Kannan (Microsoft Research India)
Dec. 9, 2013 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Johan Håstad (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Nov. 4, 2013 4:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Emmanuel Candès (Stanford University)
Oct. 14, 2013 4:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

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