The MAA sponsors a variety of public lectures, many of them held at the MAA Carriage House. Whether a Gathering 4 Gardner event or part of the NSA-funded Distinguished Lecture Series, the lectures feature some of the foremost experts within the field of mathematics, known for their ability to make current mathematical ideas accessible to non-specialists. The presentations provide a fabulous and fun learning opportunity for both professionals and students, as well as anyone interested in learning more about current trends in mathematics and the relationship between mathematics and broader scientific, engineering and technological endeavors.

For a complete listing of lectures—along with abstracts, speaker biographies, and links to lecture recaps—visit the main lecture page.

Video footage and slidecasts—presenters' slides synced to audio from their talks and interspersed with still shots—of many MAA lectures are collected below for easy browsing.

**What to Expect When You're Expecting to Win the Lottery**

Jordan Ellenberg, June 11, 2014

**A Surreptitious Sequence: The Catalan Numbers**

Alissa S. Crans, May 21, 2014

**Larger or Smaller?**

Peter Winkler, April 23, 2014

**Making Mathematics Real: Knot Theory, Experimental Mathematics, and 3D Printing**

Laura Taalman, February 19, 2014

**Your humble Servant, Is. Newton**

William Dunham, January 28, 2014

**Game Theory and the Humanities**

Steven Brams, November 14, 2013

**Magical Squaring**

Arthur Benjamin, October 23, 2013

**Becoming a Mathemagician**

Arthur Benjamin, October 23, 2013

**Deciphering Recommendation Engines**

Cathy O'Neil, October 16, 2013

**Sustainability or Collapse?**

Charles Hadlock, May 7, 2013

**Symphonic Equations: Waves and Tubes**

David Kung, February 26, 2013

**Your humble Servant, Is. Newton**

William Dunham, January 28, 2014

**Game Theory and the Humanities**

Steven Brams, November 14, 2013

**The Magic and Math of Mental Calculation**

Arthur Benjamin, October, 23, 2013

**Getting SMART about Adapting Interventions**

Susan A. Murphy, May, 29, 2013

**Sustainability or Collapse? An Exploration of Key Dynamics That May Determine Our Future**

Charles Hadlock, May 7, 2013

**Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points**

Mary Lou Zeeman, March 28, 2013

**A Mathematical Adventure through the Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting**

Karen Saxe, November 1, 2012

**Shortest Paths, Soap Films, and Minimal Surfaces**

Michael Dorff, October 10, 2012

**Easy to State but Hard to Solve: Favorite Open Problems in Polyhedral Geometry**

Jesus De Loera, September 20, 2012

**Games Numbers Play**

Fernando Gouvêa, May 21, 2012

**The Remarkable Interaction between Mathematics and the Computer: Examples Old and New**

Jill Pipher, April 30, 2012

**Data Mining: Fool's Gold? Or the Mother Lode?**

Richard DeVeaux, April 11, 2012

**March Mathness**

Tim Chartier, February 28, 2012

**The Many Names of (7,3,1) and the Unity of Discrete Mathematics**

Ezra "Bud" Brown, September 21, 2011

**Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty**

Annalisa Crannell, September 23, 2010

**Mathematics and Music**

James Stewart, April 27, 2010

**Hyperbolic Wallpaper**

Frank Farris

**From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami**

Robert Lang

**The Fourth Dimension**

Michael Starbird

**Patterns in the Primes**

Andrew Granville

**Spinning Heads and Spinning News: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in the Media**

Rebecca Goldin, October 28, 2008

**Modeling with Cubes**

Ruth Charney, October 14, 2008

**Patterns Patterns Everywhere**

Martin Golubitsky