Awards

On the occassion 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...
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. The award, presented by the University's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, is in recognition of Professor Scott’s...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Lorentz Medal to Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, for his seminal contribution to the understanding of the quantum physics of black holes. The medal, which will be...
Professor Emeritus Robert P. Langlands , named the winner of the 2018 Abel Prize at a ceremony in Norway this morning, is the progenitor of the “Langlands program,” which explores a deep connection between two pillars of modern mathematics: number theory, which studies arithmetic...
The Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands , Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, has won the 2018 Abel Prize — one of mathematics’ most-prestigious awards — for discovering surprising and far-ranging connections between algebra, number theory, and analysis, the Norwegian Academy of Science and...
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2018 Abel Prize to Robert P. Langlands , Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. Langlands was cited by the Abel Committee “for his...