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Clay Lectures

Organizers of conferences and similar events can nominate a highly distinguished mathematician to attend to deliver a Clay Lecture, which might be either a designated plenary lecture within the conference program or a special lecture delivered to a wider audience.

The funding available would be in the region of $10,000, to cover travel and accommodation expenses, an honorarium, and other items to enhance the event.


Millennium Problems

In 1904 the French mathematician Henri Poincaré asked if the three dimensional sphere is characterized as the unique simply connected three manifold. This question, the Poincaré conjecture, was a special case of Thurston's geometrization conjecture. Perelman's proof tells us that every three manifold is built from a set of standard pieces, each with one of eight well-understood geometries.


Research Fellow James Maynard has been appointed Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford and receives a Wolfson Merit Award from the Royal Society.  The...
The 2017 Clay Research Conference took place in Oxford on Wednesday 27 September.  The speakers were Larry Guth, Ovidiu Savin, Bertrand Toën, and Tamar Ziegler.  During the conference,...