Mathematics

In 2017–18, I led a special program about analysis and topology on locally symmetric spaces as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics. Locally symmetric spaces are the home of the Langlands program—a set of...

"It's kind of like physics in its formative stages—Newton asking what makes the apple fall down," says Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, trying to explain the current scientific...

Published here are three slightly edited excerpts from "Mathematics and Computation," a new book by Avi Wigderson, Herbert H. Maass Professor in the School of Mathematics, soon to be published by Princeton University Press (...

As part of the 2017–18 Theoretical Machine Learning Lecture Series at IAS, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics Sanjeev Arora organized a public lecture series, which included talks by him and...

The life and work of Vladimir Voevodsky was celebrated with a 4-day conference at the Institute for Advanced Study from September 11–14, 2018, bringing together...

The official award video produced by the International Mathematical Union and the Simons Foundation honors 2018 Fields Medalist Akshay Venkatesh, Professor in the Institute's School of Mathematics. 

"A lot...

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.

As part of Ideas: Celebrating 2017–18Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor, ...

On April 26, 2018, the Institute community gathered to celebrate Ideas 2017–18 with talks by IAS Members––deep ideas explained in under 20 minutes with no slides or chalk––followed by audience discussions moderated by Faculty. The program...

During this public lecture held at the Institute on December 12, Yann LeCun, Director of Facebook AI Research and Silver Professor of Computer Science at New York University, explored deep learning and the principles and methods for predictive...

Ideas that originate in particle physics have an uncanny tendency to appear in the most diverse mathematical fields. This is especially true for string theory. Its stimulating influence in mathematics will have a lasting and rewarding impact,...