Mathematics

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...
Akshay Venkatesh answers a question at the blackboard
"The most influential ideas are ones that, in a way, are not attributed to the people who came up with them. They are assimilated. It seems like they were always there." Professor in the School of Mathematics Akshay Venkatesh speaks on the foundational...
Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, revered for the exceptional range, depth, and power of his mathematical work, passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22 at the age of 64. Despite...
Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, revered for the exceptional range, depth, and power of his mathematical work, passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22, at the age of 64. Bourgain joined the Institute's School of Mathematics as a...
On May 22, Robert P. Langlands , Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, received The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2018 Abel Prize, which was presented at the University Aula in Oslo. The Abel Committee cited Langlands "for his visionary program connecting...
Writing for The Walrus , Viviane Fairbank explores the work of Robert P. Langlands , whose eponymous Langlands Program earned him the 2018 Abel Prize . Fairbank points to the way Langlands's work realizes a concept central to the Institute's mission,...
June Huh , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2019 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize as part of the Breakthrough Prize series. Huh is recognized for the development of combinatorial Hodge theory leading to the resolution of the log-concavity conjecture...
Quanta Magazine 's Kevin Hartnett writes: "For more than a century, mathematicians have investigated the equations required to describe—or embed—different kinds of shapes in spaces with different numbers of dimensions. They ask questions like, 'Do equations exist that describe this shape in that space?' and...
The Institute for Advanced Study will commemorate the life and work of renowned mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky , former Professor in the School of Mathematics, during a four-day memorial conference that will take place September 11–14, 2018, approximately one year after his death. Experts from...
Masaki Kashiwara , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2018 Chern Medal, which is awarded every four years to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics. The International Mathematical...
Ritabrata Munshi , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2018 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries in recognition of his profound contributions to analytic number theory, in particular to the study of analytic properties of L-functions and...
Michael Giudici and Akshay Venkatesh became friends in their second-year studies, when Giudici was 18. Venkatesh was 12. He is believed to be the youngest person to enroll at the University of Western Australia. “And he was much better than all the rest of us,”...