Mathematics

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Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters made a short film about Karen Uhlenbeck , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, in conjunction with the 2019 Abel Prize she received “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems,...
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"In a perverse way, the refutation of a great conjecture can be even better news than its success, since the failure makes clear that our imagined map of the mathematical world is seriously wrong. Defeat can be productive, the reverse of a Pyrrhic victory." In a column for Quanta Magazine , Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, celebrates the mathematical conjecture, covering how conjectures are proven, what makes a particular conjecture great, and the essential role conjecture plays in the advancement of mathematics.
The American Mathematical Society has awarded the 2019 Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference to the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study for its "outstanding program of encouraging women to pursue advanced study and careers in mathematics."...
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Project, which aims to capture the first-ever image of a black hole, will make a major announcement on Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 a.m. EST (13:00 UTC) that can be viewed live from the player above. With properties...
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"On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception. Some hours earlier she’d been awarded the Abel Prize —the first time a woman had won it—for her discovery...
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Avi Wigderson , Herbert H. Maass Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2019 Donald E. Knuth Prize. Conferred annually by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of...
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"When I started out as a student, it was clear that the way to become a mathematician was not to hang around with other women. So I made my way through my career and, at some point, I achieved a certain amount of fame and...
Karen Uhlenbeck gives remarks at the podium
"When I’m working on a problem I usually sit down and think through what I know, and make notes and try out a few estimates, do some inequalities. Maybe I go look up a reference. And then I probably get stuck and go on to...
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Writing for Nature, Davide Castelvecchi reports on the 2019 Abel Prize awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck , current Visitor and former Member and Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, writing: "Uhlenbeck has been a relentless advocate for women in mathematics, and founded the Women...
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Kenneth Chang of the New York Times reports on the 2019 Abel Prize awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck , current Visitor and former Member and Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, writing: "One of Dr. Uhlenbeck’s advances in essence described the complex shapes of...
Albert Einstein , IAS Founding Faculty member, and Stephen Hawking are two of the most influential scientific figures in recent history, contributing enormously to our current understanding of the universe. As the one-year anniversary of Hawking’s death approaches, the Science Channel will air a...
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will host a full day of talks with a distinguished panel of experts to discuss advances in theoretical machine learning, organized by Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics. The event will take place...