Karl Menger was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at IIT from 1946-1971. Regarded as one of the finest mathematicians of the 20th century, he made significant contributions to the fields of dimension theory, probability, economics, ethics, geometry, and calculus. He influenced many students, fellow faculty members, and friends during his lifetime.
Each year we invite an outside speaker to be the Karl Menger Lecturer. It is the centerpiece of two days of events for students, faculty, and alumni.
Remembering Menger 2016: Thomas Yizhao Hou
The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host Thomas Yizhao Hou, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, as the 2016 Karl Menger Lecturer. He will speak on "Recent Progress in the Clay Millennium Problem on Navier-Stokes Equations and Related Models" on March 28 at 3:15 p.m. The event is part of the ninth annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards, March 28-29 on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus.
- Remembering Menger 2015: Andrea Bertozzi
- Remembering Menger 2014
- Remembering Menger 2013: Philip Protter
- Remembering Menger 2012: Philip Holmes
- Remembering Menger 2011: Peter Winkler
- Remembering Menger 2010: Donald Saari
- Remembering Menger 2009: Richard Durrett [slideshow]
- Remembering Menger 2008: Lloyd N. Trefethen FRS [slideshow]
- Remembering Menger 2007: Karl Sigmund