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Daniel Freedman , former Member (1967–68, 73–74, 86–87) in the School of Natural Sciences, along with collaborators Sergio Ferrara and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen were announced today as the recipients of the 2019 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the invention of supergravity—a...
Jim Simons lectures
Jim Simons , IAS Trustee Emeritus and former Member in the School of Mathematics, gives a firsthand account of the work that would become known as Chern–Simons theory. The result of Simons's collaboration with Shiing-Shen Chern , also a former Member in the...
Harvard University will hold a memorial in celebration of the life and legacy of Maryam Mirzakhani , Member (2015) in the School of Mathematics, on Sunday, August 13. Speaking on Mirzakhani’s impact on science and society will be Roya Beheshti; Curtis T. McMullen...
The biggest prize payday in science came around again Sunday evening when the Breakthrough Foundation handed out more than $25 million in its annual prizes to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians. Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in...