"In the 1950s, four decades before he won a Nobel Prize for his
contributions to game theory and his story inspired the book and
film “A Beautiful Mind,” the mathematician John Nash
proved one of the most remarkable results in all of geometry.
Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) was named a
recipient of the 2021 Abel Prize, which he shares jointly with
Lovász—a former IAS visiting professor—of
Eötvös Loránd University. They are cited by the
Abel Committee “for...
Dyson had a lot of stories. One of my favorites was about how
he decided to turn from studying mathematics to studying physics.
As he told me in his “Math Life” interview, he was
walking down the King’s Parade in Cambridge with a
The 2020 Shaw Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Roger Blandford, Member
(1974–75, 1998) in the School of Natural Sciences. Blandford
is recognized “for his foundational contributions to
theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the...
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced its members
for 2020 in recognition of outstanding contributions to science
research. This includes Jacob Lurie,
Professor in the School of Mathematics; Lai-Sang Young, current
Jacob Lurie, who has made transformative contributions to
mathematics through his work on derived algebraic geometry and
infinity categories, will join the Faculty of the School of
Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July