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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...
Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, will recall his life story and recount many of the major advances in twentieth-century science in a discussion of his new autobiography Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), at 6:00 p.m...
Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson will speak with physicist and author Lisa Randall about his new autobiography Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), at 6:30 p.m. on April 10 at the New York Public Library. The volume of his letters to...
“If you think about mathematics as an archaeological excavation—many mathematicians think not of inventing something, but discovering—then some of us might find a small fragment, others might find a beautiful treasure. Robert Langlands found the equivalent of the Rosetta Stone,” said IAS Director and Leon...
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...
In 1967, Robert P. Langlands set out a road map to prove a “grand unified theory” that would tie together disparate areas of mathematics. The conjectures of Dr. Langlands, now 81 and an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,...
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 visionary program connecting representation...
On March 14, 2018, Yve-Alain Bois , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was honored with the distinguished title of Chun-tu Hsueh Chair Professor at Nanjing University. Recognized for his expertise in the study of 20th-century European and American art, Bois is the...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, spoke at the Paris Institute of Political Studies on March 15, 2018, in a talk titled "Freedom and Equality: Can the Two Stand Together?" Exploring the crucial link between freedom and equality, he...
Martin Peretz of the Wall Street Journal reviewed A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, 2018) by Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writing: "Mr. Walzer is an honest leftist, and he tries to keep his comrades...