In this talk, Danielle S. Allen,
UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science, and
Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in
the School of Historical Studies, present arguments from two
perspectives for the continued relevance of antiquity to...
This lecture, presented by Vladimir Voevodsky, Professor in the
School of Mathematics, was part of the Institute for Advanced
Study’s celebration of its eightieth anniversary, and took place
during the events related to the Schools of Mathematics...
commented on D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form, first
published in 1917, which studied how the shape of an organism
changes as it grows and the way that shape changes in the course of
evolution. Milnor discussed the hypothesis that...
In this lecture, John
Milnor, Co-Director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences
at Stony Brook University and a former member of the Faculty of the
School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study
(1970-90), offers commentary on the...
The study of expander graphs has been a rapidly developing
subject in discrete mathematics and computer science. Expander
graphs are sparse graphs, meaning they have few edges, with strong
connectivity properties. They have many applications...
Quantum theory radically transforms our fundamental
understanding of physical reality. It reveals that the world
contains a hidden richness of structure that we have barely begun
to control and exploit. According to quantum theory, what we
This lecture, presented by Jean
Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of
Mathematics, was part of the Institute for Advanced Study’s
celebration of its eightieth anniversary, and took place during the
events related to the Schools and...