# Fall 2024 Horizons Lectures

**Professor Federico Ardila-Mantilla of ****San Francisco State University and the IAS will provide the Fall 2024 Horizons Lectures**

Federico Ardila-Mantilla is a Colombian-American mathematician, educator, and musician. He has received the NSF CAREER Award and Simons Fellowship for his research, the MAA National Haimo Award for his teaching, and the AMS National "Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference" Award for his service work with MSRI-UP. Federico investigates objects in algebra, geometry, topology, and applications by understanding their underlying combinatorial structure. His interests include polytopes, matroids, hyperplane arrangements, Lie and Coxeter combinatorics, Hopf algebras, and tropical geometry. He was an ICM Invited Speaker in 2022, a Clay Lecturer in 2024, and an IAS Member in 2024-25. Federico is committed to fostering an increasingly just, equitable, and welcoming community of mathematicians. He has advised more than 50 thesis students, co-directed the MSRI-UP program for students from underrepresented groups, directs the SFSU-Colombia Combinatorics Initiative, and he hosts over 200 hours of combinatorics lectures online.

His efforts are grounded on the following axioms:

1. Mathematical potential is equally present among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

These statements should not sound revolutionary, but considering the current practices of the mathematical society, they are a pressing call to action.

__PACM Colloquium__

Monday, December 2, 2024

Fine Hall 214 / 4:30 PM — 5:30 PM

__Horizons Seminar__

Tuesday, December 3, 2024

McDonnell Hall A02 / 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

**Panel discussion with:**

**Haydee Lindo, Harvey Mudd College****Jose Mijares-Palacios,****California State University, Los Angeles**