The McKnightZame Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Jeffry Fuqua, who received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Miami in 1972 under the direction of Professor James McKnight. This lecture series is named in honor of both Professor McKnight and Professor Alan Zame, who was a close mentor of Dr. Fuqua while he was a student at the University of Miami.
Most Recent Lecture 

February 27, 2020 Tomasz MrowkaProfessor of Mathematics Instantons, Knots and Knotted Graphs 

Previous Lectures 

February 28, 2019 Sergey FominRobert M. Thrall Collegiate Professor Cluster Transformations 

March 1, 2018 Robert BryantPhillip Griffiths Professor of Mathematics From Mechanics, to Algebra, to Geometry:


March 2, 2017 Simon A. LevinJames S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mathematical Ecology:


February 11, 2016 Phillip GriffithsFormerly Director of the Institute for Advanced Study A Tale of Two Mathematicians


February 19, 2015 S.R.S. VaradhanFrank J. Gould Professor of Science What is Entropy? 

February 12, 2014 Dusa McDuffHelen Lyttle Kimmel '42 Professor of Mathematics Symplectic Embeddings and Continued Fractions 

March 27, 2013 Persi DiaconisMary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics On Coincidences 

January 17, 2012 ShingTung YauWilliam Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics The Shape of Inner Space:


March 21, 2011 Richard P. StanleyNorman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics Plane Tilings 

February 22, 2010 Richard SchoenBass Professor of Humanities and Sciences Spaces of Positive Curvature 

January 26, 2009 Andrei OkounkovProfessor of Mathematics The Most Random of All Possible Worlds 