Awards

June Huh , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2019 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize as part of the Breakthrough Prize series. Huh is recognized for the development of combinatorial Hodge theory leading to the resolution of the log-concavity conjecture...
Masaki Kashiwara , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2018 Chern Medal, which is awarded every four years to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics. The International Mathematical...
Ritabrata Munshi , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2018 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries in recognition of his profound contributions to analytic number theory, in particular to the study of analytic properties of L-functions and...
Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, has been honored with the Robert Heinlein Memorial Award presented by the National Space Society. The award honors the work he has done as a ground-breaking physicist and mathematician, and as a major...
Ewine van Dishoeck , Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been recognized by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research with the 2018 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics for her combined contributions...
On the occasion of the 2018 Abel Prize ceremony, which honored this year's laureate Professor Emeritus Robert Langlands , Nils Baas , former Member in the Schools of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, writes in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten , "Mathematics is a science...
Benjamin Greenbaum , Visitor in the Institute's Simons Center for Systems Biology , is among the seven winners of the 2018 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, awarded annually to promising early career, New York City-area cancer research scientists...
Barak Zackay , Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded a 2017 Ph.D. Prize by the International Astronomical Union. The IAU prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievements in astronomy by Ph.D. students around the world. Zackay is honored for his work on...
Luis Caffarelli , former Professor in the School of Mathematics (1986–996) and former Member in the School (2009), has been awarded the 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear...
National Academy of Sciences
Matias Zaldarriaga , Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and five former Members are among those newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award, which is presented to exceptional scientists in support of their exploration of unconventional academic paths. The first social scientist to receive...
Assaf Naor , Member in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize from Northwestern University for his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms. The Nemmers Prize...