André Weil, who helped shape the mathematics of the twentieth century, was a member of the Institute Faculty from 1958 until his death in 1988. He created the Weil conjectures, which provided the principles for modern algebraic geometry, and his work has been applied to elementary particle physics and cryptography.
On the occasion of the 1993 dedication of Simonyi Hall, Phillip
Griffiths, then-Director of the Institute, spoke on
“Mathematics—From Servant to Partner” in which he described how the
relationship between mathematics and other disciplines had...