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Lauren Williams - Aisenstadt Chair Lecture Series

Lauren K. Williams (Harvard University)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Room 5340 - Pavillon André-Aisenstadt Macdonald polynomials and the ASEP

Monday, October 3, 2022
Conference for a wider audience
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Room 6214/6245 - Pavillon André-Aisenstadt Combinatorics of hopping particles and positivity in Markov chains

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Salle 6214/6254 - Pavillon André-Aisenstadt Schubert polynomials and the ASEP

Biography: Lauren Kiyomi Williams is an American mathematician known for her work on cluster algebras, tropical geometry, algebraic combinatorics, amplituhedra, and the positive Grassmannian, and more recently Macdonald polynomials. She is Dwight Parker Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University.

She received her PhD in 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Stanley. Her dissertation was titled Combinatorial Aspects of Total Positivity.


  • 2012: she became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society
  • 2016: winner of the Association for Women in Mathematics and Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory