Karl Stromberg Memorial Lectures

Professor Stromberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1958. After postdoctoral years at Yale University and the University of Chicago, he joined the faculty at the University of Oregon. In 1968 he was appointed to a professorship at Kansas State University. Under the direction of Professor Stromberg the graduate program at Kansas State University achieved international recognition in harmonic analysis.

The Lecture Series was established by a gift from Salvacion de los Puyos Stromberg on May 1, 1996, to the Kansas State University Foundation. The purpose of the gift is to honor the memory of her beloved husband and esteemed former K-State professor Karl Stromberg, and to provide funds from the interest on the endowment for annual lectures to be given by internationally prominent mathematicians. The lecture series emphasizes mathematics as a foundational discipline for science, commerce, and the arts.

  1. Lennart Carleson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, "Probability and Conformal Mapping," February 7, 1997.

  2. Thomas Wolff, Cal Tech, "Remarks on Combinatorial Geometry Versus Real Analysis," April 7, 1998.

  3. Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University and Steklov Mathematical Institute, "The Present State of Past and Future," September 29, 1998.

  4. Elias Stein, Princeton University, "Some Geometruc Notions Arising in Harmonic Analysis," October 19, 1999.

  5. Tom KArner, Cambridge University, "Does Order Matter?" September 14, 2000.

  6. Ronald Coifman, Yale University, "Mathematical Transcriptions of the Real World, the Challenge to Harmonic Analysis. The Mathematics of Fateley's Chemical Eye," April 4, 2002.

  7. Sun-Yung Alice Chang, Princeton University, "Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations in Conformal Geometry," January 28, 2003.

  8. Sergei Treil, Brown University, "Bellman Function in Optimal Control and Harmonic Analysis," May 3, 2005.

  9. Vitali Milman, University of Tel-Aviv, "Asymptotic Geometric Anaylisis; an Introduction," September 26, 2006.

  10. Hillel (Harry) Furstenburg, "From Arithmetic Progressions to Nilpotent Groups; A Chapter in Contemporary Ergodic Theory," March 15, 2007.

  11. John Garnett, UCLA, The Corona Problem for Plane Domains, May 1, 2008.

  12. Fulvio Ricci, Scuola Normale Superiore, Uncertainty Inequalities and Spectral Analysis of Differential Operators, October 21, 2010.

  13. Loukas Grafakos, University of Missouri, Columbia, Summability of Fourier Series: Old Problems, Current Insights, New Results, February 28, 2013.