This Institute event celebrates the work and impact of Jean Bourgain, IBM Von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics and member of the Faculty since 1994. Recipient of the Fields Medal...

Mathematics has a vital role in shaping a product’s life, from research & development to manufacturing, and from marketing to supply chain. In this public lecture, Institute Trustee Sandi Peterson and Kathy Wengel, both Princeton...

This event celebrates the work and life of Emmy Noether, one of the first Visitors at the Institute from 1933–35. A highly prolific mathematician who published...

In the beginning of the twentieth century, the University of Göttingen was one of the top research centers for mathematics in the world. The mathematician David Hilbert was a well-established professor there, and during the winter semester of...

During a visit to the Institute in the 1970s, the mathematician John Horton Conway, then of Cambridge, spent the ten most interesting minutes of his life. Invited to deliver a talk to the undergraduate math club at Princeton, Conway made his way...

My earliest mathematical memories involve my father. One is of a walk from home to the edge of downtown Metuchen (the tiny central Jersey town where I grew up), to a little luncheonette called The Corner Confectionary. This wasn’t a...

Does beauty exist in mathematics? The question concerns mathematical objects and their relations, the real subject of verifiable proofs. Mathematicians generally agree that beauty does exist in the structural beauty of theorems and proofs, even...

Richard Schwartz, Member (2003–04) in the School of Mathematics and the Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, discusses really large numbers, as well as the different sizes of infinity and the different forms of infinite space.

*Dr. Robert J. OppenheimerDirector of Above*

*Dear Sir,*

*First, please let me apologize for my manner of speaking when we discussed quantum theory recently. This manner is unjustifiably aggressive. *

Topology is the branch of geometry that deals with large-scale features of shapes. One cliché is that a topologist cannot distinguish a doughnut from a coffee cup: if a coffee cup were made of rubber, one could continuously deform it to a...

# Painting Time: Impressionism and the Modern Temporal Order

# The Mathematics of Beauty

# Modular Arithmetic: Driven by Inherent Beauty and Human Curiosity

# Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

# Visits with Einstein and Discovering Color in Quarks

# Is There Dark Matter in Orbit around the Earth?

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The Mystery of the Gamma Rays from the Galactic Center

# Hidden World: The Deep Sea

# Life on Other Planets

# Finding Signs of Life on Earth-Like Exoplanets

# The Birth of Newspaper Culture in Nineteenth-Century Iran

*Kashkul*published in 1907, a time of low literacy across Iran, depicts a man reading a newspaper aloud to those around him. He says, “Listen carefully! It is

*Neda-ye Vatan*newspaper that says ‘the country is in danger.’ Come, think! Time is short!” The people reply, “We are ready with all our hearts!”