The John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures began in 1970 as a tribute to Dr. John H. Barrett, Mathematics Department Head (1964 - 1969) at the University of Tennessee, upon his death in 1969.
They have been given annually since 1970 in a variety of mathematical fields by a succession of distinguished speakers.
Initially, the series centered on Ordinary Differential Equations, the research area of John Barrett. Since the mid-eighties however, other topics, representing interests of research groups in the Mathematics Dept, have also been chosen.
Year | Area | Theme | Principal Speakers |
1970 | ODE | ??? | Einar Hille - Yale (emeritus), New Mexico |
1971 | ODE | Stability of Differential and Difference Equations | J P LaSalle - Brown |
1972 | ODE | Large Systems of ODEs and Optimal Inequalities | Garrett Birkoff - Harvard |
1973 | ODE | Inequalities | W N Everett - Dundee |
1974 | ODE | Nonlinear Techniques for Linear Oscillation Problems | Zeev Nehari - Carnegie-Mellon |
1975 | ODE | Generic Bifurcations in ODEs | Jack Hale - Brown |
1976 | ODE | Some Aspects of Population Biology - Immunology, Ecology and Epidemiology | Paul Waltman - Iowa |
1977 | ODE | Oscillation Theory of ODEs | W T Reid - Oklahoma(emeritus) |
1978 | Algebra | Group Actions on Trees | Hyman Bass - Columbia |
1979 | ODE | ??? | Fred Brauer - Wisconsin |
1980 | Tolology | The PL Schoenflies Theorem | William Eaton - Texas |
1981 | ODE ? | ??? | James Bramble - Cornell |
1982 | ODE | Topological and Variational Methods for Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems | Jean Mawhin - Louvain |
1983 | Analysis | ??? | Donald Sarason - Berkeley |
1984 | Math Ecology | Fisheries Management | Donald Ludwig -British Columbia |
1985 | ODE | Stability and Control | Richard K Miller - Iowa State |
1986 | Algebra | Algebraic Geometry | Shreeram Abhyankar - Purdue |
1987 | ODE | Inverse Spectral Problems | Joyce McLaughlin - RPI |
1988 | Analysis | ??? | Alan Beardon - Cambridge |
1989 | Math Physics Oct 4-5 |
Topological Quantum Field Theories | Sir Michael Atiyah - Oxford
I M Singer - MIT Clifford Taubes - Harvard Karen Uhlenbeck - Texas |
1991 | PDE April 4-6 |
Non-convex Problems in PDEs: Equilibrium Theory and Dynamics | John Ball - Herriot-Watt
L Creg Evans - Berkeley Paul Fife - Utah |
1992 | Topology | Barrett Lectures on Homotopy Theory | Kiyoshi Igusa - Brandeis
Tom Goodwillie - Brown |
1993 | Probability March 25-27 |
Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions & Measure Valued Processes | Donald Dawson - Fields Institute
Eugene Dynkin - Cornell Gopinath Kallianpur - UNC |
1994 | Algebra April 7-9 | Zero-Dimensional Commutative Rings | Robert Gilmer - Florida State |
1995 | PDE | Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Geometry and Physics | Ronald Fintushel - Michigan State
Sergiu Klainerman - Princeton Fang-Hua Lin - Courant Michael Struwe - ETH |
1996 | ODE March 21-23 |
Spectral Theory and Computational Methods of Sturm-Liouville Problems | Anton Zettl - Northern Illinois |
1997 | Optimal Control March 20-22 |
Control Theory and Applications | E B Lee - Minnesota
Irena Lasiecka - Virginia |
1998 | Geometry June 8-12 |
Discrete Conformal Geometry | James Cannon - Brigham Young
Juha Heinonen - Michigan Oded Schramm - Weizmann |
1999 | Teaching June 1-5 |
Successful Strategies for the Use of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics | William Bauldry -Appalachian State
John Harvey - Wisconsin M Kathleen Heid - Penn State Frank Wattenberg - Montana State |
2000 | Differential Geometry May 11-13 |
New Directions in Differential Geometry | Alice Chang - Princeton
Tobias Colding - Courant Karsten Grove - Maryland Jon Wolfson - Michigan State |
2001 | Computational Math May 10-12 |
New Directions and Developments in Computational Mathematics | David Keyes - Old Dominion
Mary Wheeler - Texas Jinchao Xu - Penn State |
2002 | Algebra April 25-27 |
Recent Progress in Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry | Yasutaka Ihara - Kyoto
Yujiro Kawamata - Tokyo |
2003 | Probability April 25-26 |
Random walks, Levy processes, and related topics | Jean Bertoin - Paris VI
Gregory Lawler - Cornell |
2005 | PDE April 28-30 |
New Developments in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations | Sergiu Klainerman - Princeton |
2006 | Topology April 29 - May 1 |
Current Developments in Geometric Topology | John Baez - Riverside
Stephen Bigelow -Santa Barbara William Goldman - Maryland |
2007 | Applied Math April 28-30 |
Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science | Russel Caflisch - UCLA
Bjorn Engquist - Texas Mitchell Luskin - Minnesota |
2008 | Math Education April 26-27 |
Transitions to, through and beyond Calculus | Zalman Usiskin - Chicago
David Bressoud - Macalaster Vena Long - Tennessee Susanna Epp - DePaul Margaret Robinson - Mt.Holyoke Francis Su - Harvey Mudd |
2009 | Stochastics April 17-18 |
Stochastic Analysis and its Applications | Richard Bass - Connecticut
Ofer Zeitoun - Minnesota & Weizmann |
2010 | Geometry May 17-21 |
Discrete Differential Geometry and Applications
at Highland Manor Inn and Convention Center in Townsend TN (Smokies) | Rick Kenyon - Brown
Alexander Bobenko - TU-Berlin Elias Wegert - Freiberg Peter Schröder - CalTech Ken Stephenson - Tennessee |
2011 | Differential Geometry May 11-14 |
Mathematical Relativity | Richard Schoen - Stanford
Robert Wald - Chicago Igor Rodnianski - Princeton |
2012 | Numerical Analysis May 9-11 |
Recent Developments in Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods for PDEs | Franco Brezzi - Pavia
Chi-Wang Shu - Brown |
2013 | Differential Geometry May 4-5 |
On the Proof of the Willmore Conjecture | Fernando C. Marques - IMPA, Brazil
Andre A. Neves - Imperial College, UK |
2014 | Complex Analysis - Probability June 16-19 |
Complex Analysis in Probabilistic Settings | Grégory Miermont - ENS de Lyon
Steffen Rohde - U Washington |
2015 | Stochastics May 13-16 |
Stochastic Filtering, Computations and Their Applications | Dan Crisan - Imperial College
Tom Kurtz - UW-Madison |
2016 | PDEs in Ecology May 16-18 |
Modeling and Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs in Spatial Ecology | Chris Cosner - U Miami
Mark Lewis - U Alberta Yuan Lou - Ohio State |
2017 | Data Science May 1-3 |
Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
Bradley Lecture: Aad van der Vaart- Leiden U Bayesian statistics in high dimensions |
Ben Adcock - Simon Fraser U
Alexandra Chouldechova - Carnegie Mellon Serkan Gugercin - Virginia Tech Matthias Heinkenschloss - Rice U Kody Law - ORNL/UTK Evelyn Lunasin - U.S. Naval Academy Ekaterina Merkurjev - Michigan State Elizabeth Munch - U Albany Takashi Owada - Purdue Victor Panaretos - ÉPF Lausanne Jose Perea - Michigan State Antonio Rieser - CIM, Mexico |
2018 | Geometric Analysis
May 29 - June 1 |
Mean Curvature Flow
Bradley Lecture: Bruce Kleiner- NYU Ricci flow through singularities, diffeomorphism groups, and the Generalized Smale Conjecture |
Sigurd Angenent - Wisconsin
William Minicozzi - MIT Natasa Sesum - Rutgers |
2019 | Number Theory
May 28 - 30 |
Recent Developments in Number Theory
Bradley Lecture: Felipe Voloch - U Canterbury Hearing Algebraic Curves and Factoring Polynomials |
Adebisi Agboola - UC Santa Barbara
Jennifer S Balakrishnan - Boston U Alexandru Buium - U New Mexico Bryden Cais - U Arizona Taylor Dupuy - U Vermont Kirsten Eisenträger - Penn State Matilde Lalín - U Montreal Jennifer Park - Ohio State |
2020/2021 | Nonlocal PDEs
May 17 - 19, 2021 postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, held online in 2021 |
A^{3}N^{2}M: Approximation, Applications, and Analysis of Nonlocal, Nonlinear Models
Dedicated to the memory of Lida Barrett (1927-2021) Plenary Speakers (2 lectures each) - Bradley Lectures: Vassili Kolokoltsov - U Warwick Ricardo H Nochetto - U Maryland Luis Silvestre - U Chicago |
Mark Allen - Brigham Young U
Mark Ainsworth - Brown U Olena Burkovska - ORNL Marta D'Elia - Sandia Nat Lab Qiang Du - Columbia U Max Gunzburger - Florida State U Xingjie Helen Li - UNC Charlotte Robert P Lipton - Louisiana State U Robin Neumayer - Northwestern U Petronela Radu - U Nebraska Pablo Seleson - ORNL Stewart Silling - Sandia Nat Lab Mariana Smit Vega Garcia - Western Washington U Pablo R Stinga - Iowa State U Xiaochuan Tian - UC San Diego |
2022 | Exotic continua
June 9 - 12, 2022 |
Exotic continua in modern mathematics
In Memoriam: Lida Barrett (1927-2021) Plenary Speakers Judy Kennedy - Lamar U Olga Lukina - U Vienna Kim Ruane - Tufts U Nageswari Shanmugalingam - U Cincinnati Guofang Wei - UC Santa Barbara |
Ryan Alvarado - Amherst College
Sylvester Eriksson-Bique - U Oulu, FN Craig Guilbault - U Wisconsin, Milwaukee Tamara Kucherenko - City College of NY Constantine Medynets - US Naval Academy Jiayin Pan - Fields Institute Raquel Perales - NAU Mexico Catherine Searle - Wichita State U Sonja Stimac - U Zagreb Christina Sormani - City U of NY Rodrigo Trevino - U Maryland Sergio Zamora - Penn State U Scott Zimmerman - Ohio State U |