"The Rockmore theorem made its first—and perhaps
only—named appearance in print in 1977, in the
journal Physics Letters, Volume 72B, No. 4. A
photocopy of the journal page hung on my father’s office
door, at Rutgers University, in New Jersey. The...
"Over the past century, quantum field theory has proved to be
the single most sweeping and successful physical theory ever
invented. It is an umbrella term that encompasses many specific
quantum field theories — the way “shape” covers
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced the recipients
of the 2021 Breakthrough and New Horizons Prizes, including current
Member Ahmed Almheiri (New
Horizons Prize in Physics) and former Member Martin Hairer (Breakthrough Prize
When particle physicists try to model experiments, they confront
an impossible calculation — an infinitely long equation that
lies beyond the reach of modern mathematics. But threerecentpapers from a group of physicists led by
“Trying to appreciate mathematics without understanding its inner workings is like reading a description of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony instead of hearing it.” Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, on the differences between generic and exceptional beauty, and why one type of beauty proves more useful in describing the universe.
Helmut Hofer, Hermann Weyl
Professor in the School of Mathematics, Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor
in the School of Social Science, and James Stone, Professor in the School of
Natural Sciences, have been elected to the American Academy
The 2020 Abel Prize is jointly awarded to Gregory Margulis, former Member
(1991, 2006) in the School of Mathematics, and Hillel Furstenberg.
Margulis, of Yale University, and Furstenberg, of Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, are cited by the Abel...
On the podcast "The Joy of x," mathematician Steven Strogatz and Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor, explore quantum reality, discussing the frontiers of string theory and why space and time might not be the most fundamental things in the universe.