# Chelluri Lecture Series

The Chelluri Lecture series is offered in memory of **Thyagaraju (Raju) Chelluri**, who graduated magna cum laude from Cornell with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1999. Raju was a brilliant student, a gifted scholar, and a wonderful human being who died on August 21, 2004 at the age of 26, shortly after completing all requirements for the Ph.D. in Mathematics at Rutgers University. He wrote a thesis called *Equidistribution of the Roots of Quadratic Congruences* under the supervision of H. Iwaniec and was awarded a Ph.D. posthumously.

The Chelluri Lecture Endowment was established in 2004 with support from family and friends of Thyagaraju (Raju) Chelluri. Each year, a distinguished mathematician will be invited to give the Chelluri Lecture.

### Upcoming Lectures

**Mike Hopkins** of Harvard University will give the next Chelluri Lecture on April 26, 2018. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

### Previous Lectures in the Series

**Daniel Wise**, McGill University:*The Cubical Route to Understanding Groups*(2017)**Andrea Bertozzi**, UCLA:*Mathematics of Crime*(2016)**Daniel Rockmore**, Dartmouth College:*Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic: Two tales of mathematical and evolutionary explorations of text*(2015)**Laura DeMarco**, University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University:*Numerical Patterns and Chaos*(2014)**Peter Sarnak**, Princeton University:*The Matrix Groups and Diophantine Analysis*(2013)**Akshay Venkatesh**, Stanford University:*From Continued Fractions to Modular Forms*(2012)**Persi Diaconis**, Stanford University:*The Search for Randomness*(2011)**Joe Gallian**, University of Minnesota:*Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry Patterns*(2010)**Saul Teukolsky**, Cornell University:*Einstein's Equations, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves*(2009)**Allan Greenleaf**, University of Rochester:*Cloaking Devices, Electromagnetic Wormholes, and Transformation Optics*(2008)**Kenneth Ribet**, University of California at Berkeley:*Recent Progress on Serre's Conjecture*(2007)**Dan Goldston**, San Jose State University:*Are There Infinitely Many Twin Primes?*(2006)