Each year the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Seton Hall University invites a distinguished speaker to give a lecture in memory of our former chair Charles Franke.

**2009: Narain Gehani, Chair, Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark**

Bell Labs - The Glorious Days of Research

**2008: Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University**

Graph-theoretical Models of the Spread and Control of Disease and of Fighting Fires

**2007: Tuck Washburn, Seton Hall University**

The Jacobian Conjecture

**2006: Ed Sandifer**

Mathematics and Controversy: Examples Euler

**2005: Harold M. Edwards, Courant Institute **

**2004: Frank Boesch, Stevens Institute of Technology **

Applications of Graph Theory

**2003: Jeff Lagarius, ATT**

The 3 X + 1 Problem

**2001: Andrew Odlyzko, ATT**

Zero's of the Zeta Function

**2000: Janos Pach, New York University**

Crossroads in Flatland

**1999: John H. Conway, Princeton University**

The Monster

**1998: Harold Edwards, Courant Institute**

The Foundations of Algebra

**1997: Joan Birman, Columbia University**

The Theory of Knots

**1996: Ingrid Daubechies, Princeton University**

Wavelets

**1995: N.J.A. Sloane, Bell Laboratories**

Arrangements of Points on Spheres

**1994: Ronald Graham, Bell Laboratories**

The Mathematics of Juggling