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Prolific scientist John J. Hopfield , whose work has spanned various fundamental disciplines from physics to molecular biology to neuroscience, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in science and technology and...
Muriel Debié
Muriel Debié , Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a 2018 Prix de la Dame à la licorne. The Friends of the Museum of Cluny recognize Le Monde Syriaque. Sur les Routes d'un Christianisme Ignoré (Les Belles Lettres, 2017)...
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study, will award the 2018 Albert O. Hirschman Prize , its highest honor, to Sheila Jasanoff , Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the John F...
Christian Mauder , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Christian-Gottlob-Heyne-Preis. The prize, conferred by a committee from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, recognizes Mauder's dissertation, "In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī...
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University, to be presented at the university’s anniversary celebration on February 8, 2019. University faculty nominate two scientists and scholars...
Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. The prize recognizes Maldacena’s 1997 theoretical discovery of a deep...
Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 Edgar de Picciotto International Prize . Presented by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, the honor recognizes internationally renowned academic leaders whose research has improved our...
Michael Giudici and Akshay Venkatesh became friends in their second-year studies, when Giudici was 18. Venkatesh was 12. He is believed to be the youngest person to enroll at the University of Western Australia. “And he was much better than all the rest of us,”...
The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has awarded a 2018 Fields Medal to Akshay Venkatesh , a world-leading mathematician recently appointed to the permanent Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) School of Mathematics. This highest honor was presented to Venkatesh today at the...
“He truly is a universal mathematician,” said mathematician Jordan Ellenberg of Akshay Venkatesh , 2018 Fields medalist and recent appointee to the Faculty of the Institute's School of Mathematics. “His work has gone in a lot of different directions.” Read more about the 2018...
Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2018 Albert Einstein Medal, awarded annually by the Albert Einstein Society in Bern to honor individuals for outstanding scientific findings related to Einstein. Maldacena is recognized...