Mathematics

The history of women in mathematics in the U.S. started more than 130 years ago. Former Members in the School of Mathematics and current and former program managers of IAS's Women and Mathematics Program Margaret A. Readdy and Christine Taylor honor...
Alexander Lubotzky , Member (2005–06) in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2018 Israel Prize by the Israeli Ministry of Education.
Lillian Pierce, current von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, has received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The two-year fellowship is awarded annually to 126 early-career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Researchers, including computer scientist and former Member Dana Randall , are experimenting with sets of simple robots in an effort to learn how to control them so that they function in a manner similar to swarms of bees or colonies of ants: Each individual...
Camillo De Lellis
Camillo De Lellis , a world-renowned geometric analyst with broad expertise in the calculus of variations, geometric regularity theory, and fluid dynamics, has been appointed to the Faculty of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2018. De Lellis, currently Professor at Universität Zürich, succeeds Professor Emeritus Thomas Spencer, who has served on the Faculty since 1986.
Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics. Bourgain is a...
Christopher Manning , Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Linguistics, and Computer Science at Stanford University, will a give a public lecture, “Deep Learning and Cognition , on Wednesday, November 15 , which will take place at 5:00 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. This lecture is part of the Theoretical Machine Learning Lecture Series , a new series curated by Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and is made possible by a gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt.
Vladimir Voevodsky revolutionized algebraic geometry and is best known for developing the new field of "motivic homotopy theory." His contributions to computer formalization of proofs and the foundations of mathematics also made an immense impact. Algebraic geometry is the study of geometric aspects of systems...
Akshay Venkatesh , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2017 Ostrowski Prize . The prize, which was established in 1989, is awarded every two years to a scientist or group of scientists who have achieved the best...
Aleksandr Logunov , Member in the School of Mathematics, has received a Clay Research Award with Eugenia Malinnikova in recognition of their introduction of a novel geometric combinatorial method to study doubling properties of solutions to elliptic eigenvalue problems. Scott Sheffield, former Member (2006–07)...
Peter Sarnak , Professor in the School of Mathematics , was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kings College London for his far-reaching vision that has opened up many new fields of research in mathematics.
Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and Richard Zemel , Visitor in the School of Mathematics, will a give a public lecture, “Machines: How Do They Learn and Where Are They Headed?,” on Friday, October 27 , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. The event will feature panel discussion moderated by Robbert Dijgkraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor.