Mathematics

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,...

In the Media

March 01, 2018
December 7, 1947 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Yesterday I had a talk with [Hans] Bethe about my future. . . . He said I should spend the second year at Princeton with [J. Robert] Oppenheimer, and that Oppenheimer would be glad to look after...
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.