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The Reid Lecture Series

The Reid Lecture Series is an annual public lecture geared toward showing a broad audience the beauty of mathematics  It is hosted each March by the CSUSM Department of Mathematics.  The event is open to the local and campus communities, including engaged high school and college students from other campuses and interested community members.

The Reid Lecture was established in 2015 and has continued with support from Founding Library Dean and Librarian Emerita Marion Reid and Founding Faculty Member and Professor Emeritus K. Brooks Reid.

2018 Lecture Series

Your Humble Servant, Isaac Newton

Dr. William Dunham, Professor, Mathematical Historian, Distinguished Author, and Research Associate in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr.

  • DATE: Thursday March 1, 2018
  • TIME: Reception with light appetizers: 5:30 PM
    Presentation: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • LOCATION: California State University San Marcos, USU Ballroom

PARKING: Parking is available in Lot N.  The department has pre-paid for a block of 25 parking passes, which will be distributed to the first 25 off-campus guests by a parking attendant stationed in Lot N.  Additional permits can be purchased at the Pay Stations in Lot N at a cost of $4 for 2 hours or $6 for 4 hours.  More information is available at the Parking Services website.  Please follow the A-frame signage to Lot N and from there, the A-frame signage to the USU Ballroom.


  • 2015: The inaugural Reid Lecture given by Professor Ron Graham, UC San Diego Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • 2016: Professor Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, Department of Mathematics.
  • 2017:  Professor Alice Silverberg, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, UC Irvine