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At the recommendation of the Program Committee, appointed by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the Organizing Committee has invited 20 mathematicians to give one-hour Plenary Lectures. The names of the speakers together with their affiliations, and the titles of the Plenary Lectures are listed below. 

The Plenary Lectures will inform participants of major developments, problems, and trends in mathematics. The IMU General Assembly, the Program Committee, and the Organizing Committee have emphasized that these lectures should be comprehensible to a wide spectrum of mathematicians. All plenary speakers have agreed to prepare addresses for a general mathematical audience. 

Schedule of Plenary Lectures

Lafforgue, Laurent,  Institut Des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), France  กก
Drinfeld Varieties and the Langlands Programme  Aug. 21, 8:30-9:30
Mumford, David B.,  Brown University, USA
Pattern Theory: the Mathematics of perception Aug. 21, 9:45-10:45
Tian, Gang, MIT, USA; Peking University, China 
Geometry and Nonlinear analysis  Aug. 21, 11:15-12:15
Caffarelli, Luis Angel,  University of Texas at Austin, USA 
Non linear elliptic equations: some current issuess  Aug.22, 8:30-9:30
Kac, Victor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA  
Classification of supersymmetries  Aug.22, 9:45-10:45
Haagerup, Uffe,  University of Southern Denmark, Denmark  
Random Matrices, Free Probability and the Invariant Subspace Problem relative to a von Neumann Algebra Aug.22, 11:15-12:15
Alon, Noga,    Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel 
Discrete Mathematics: methods and challenges  Aug.23, 8:30-9:30
Goldwasser, Shafi, MIT, USA; Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 
Mathematical Foundations of Modern Cryptography: A Complexity Perspective Aug.23, 9:45-10:45
Kirwan, Frances Clare, University of Oxford,  United Kingdom  
Cohomology of Moduli Spaces Aug.23,11:15-12:15
Siu, Yum-Tong,  Harvard University, USA  
Some Recent Transcendental Techniques in Algebraic and Complex Geometry  Aug.24, 8:30-9:30
Hopkins, Michael Jerome, MIT, USA  
Algebraic Topology and Modular Torms Aug.24, 9:45-10:45
Arnold, Douglas Norman, University of Minnesota, USA 
From exact sequences to colliding black holes: Differential complexes in  numerical analysis  Aug.24,11:15-12:15
Bressan, Alberto, S.I.S.S.A. Italy
Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws in One Space Dimension Aug.26, 8:30-9:30
Nakajima, Hiraku,  Kyoto University, Japan 
Geometric construction of representations of affine algebras  Aug.26, 9:45-10:45
Taylor, Richard Lawrence,  Harvard University, USA  
Galois representations, L-functions, motives and modular forms  Aug.26, 11:15-12:15
Kesten, Harry,  Cornell University, USA  
Some highlights of percolation  Aug.27, 8:30-9:30
Chang, Sun-Yung Alice,  Princeton University, USA 
Non-linear Partial Differential Equations in Conformal Geometry  Aug.27, 9:45-10:45
Donoho, David Leigh,  Stanford University, USA  
Geometric Multiscale Analysis ? Aug.27, 11:15-12:15
Faddeev, Ludwig Dmitrievich,  Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia  
Knot-like solitons  Aug.28, 14:00-15:00
Witten, Edward, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Singularities In String Theory Aug.28, 15:15-16:15

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