The Institute Letter Fall 2018

Includes a variety of articles by Faculty and Members exploring deep learning and computation, black holes and quantum information, the anthropology of life and the politics of gender, the porous boundaries between science and culture, the topology of locally symmetric spaces, and the queer beginnings of Mormonism.

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Writing for NRC Handelsblad, Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor, likens IAS Professor and Abel Prize Laureate Robert Langlands’s program, “a deep connection between two completely different parts of mathematics: on the one hand, numbers and their relations, on the other hand, geometrical patterns and their symmetries,” to a mathematical Rosetta Stone.