The 2018 Abel Prize Ceremony and Lectures

May 22, 2018
On Wednesday, May 23, Robert P. Langlands, Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, will give the lecture "On the Geometric Theory" followed by lectures by former IAS Members James Arthur and Edward Frenkel on topics in Langlands's work ranging from prime numbers and algebraic geometry to the idea of unification. 

Ideas

IAS Founders on America and Higher Learning

“We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.”

In the Media

Robert Langlands is a Mathematical Lighthouse

May 22, 2018
In the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Nils Baas, former Member in the Schools of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, writes, “Mathematics is a science in which imagination and vision are essential for progress. One of today's most visionary mathematicians is Robert Langlands.”

In the Media

Volatile Signs: Feminism, Secularism, Political Economy

May 18, 2018
Writing for the Social Science Research Council, Peter Coviello, Member in the School of Social Science, reviews Sex and Secularism by Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott and In the Name of Women's Rights by Visitor Sara Farris, writing, "Part of what is remarkable about these books . . . is the breadth and, especially, the variability of the analytic frameworks they mobilize."

Benjamin Greenbaum Awarded Pershing Square Sohn Prize

May 22, 2018
Benjamin Greenbaum, Visitor in the Institute's Simons Center for Systems Biology, is among the seven winners of the 2018 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

WaM 2018 Explores the Mathematics of Modern Cryptography

May 15, 2018
The 2018 Program for Women and Mathematics, held May 19–25, features lecture courses by Toni Bluher, senior subject matter expert in cryptography at the National Security Agency, and Kristin Lauter, principal researcher and research manager for the cryptography group at Microsoft Research.