Mathematics

June Huh , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2017 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists for solving longstanding problems in mathematics using innovative approaches. Douglas Stanford , Member in the School of Natural Sciences, is recognized as a...
In math as in life, Vladimir Voevodsky played by his own rules. Voevodsky, a Russian-born mathematical prodigy, produced a string of daring insights in the 1990s that revolutionized one of the central fields of mathematics and established him at the pinnacle of his...
Not going to class isn't typically something good to boast about. But perhaps the late Vladimir Voevodsky is the exception to the rule. Voevodsky is credited with founding new fields of mathematics, such as motivic homotopy theory, and a computer tool to help...
Vladimir Voevodsky , a mathematician who grew up in Russia before coming to the United States, where his work was recognized with the Fields Medal, often regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, died Sept. 30 in Princeton, N.J. He was...
Vladimir Voevodsky, a once-gifted but restless student who flunked out of college out of boredom before emerging as one of the most brilliant and revolutionary mathematicians of his generation, died on Sept. 30 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 51. To learn more,...
Vladimir Voevodsky, a truly extraordinary and original mathematician who made remarkable advances in algebraic geometry, and whose most recent work concerned rewriting the foundations of mathematics to make them suitable for computer proof verification, died at age 51 on September 30 in Princeton, New Jersey. Voevodsky was Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, a position he held since 2002.
The Institute for Advanced Study is deeply saddened by the passing of Vladimir Voevodsky , Professor in the School of Mathematics. Voevodsky, a truly extraordinary and original mathematician, made many contributions to the field of mathematics, earning him numerous honors and awards, including the...
In 1892, the mathematician Otto Hölder posed a question that would occupy the field for more than a century: Is it possible to make a periodic table of all finite symmetry? The answer, to which hundreds of mathematicians have contributed, is yes. But the taxonomy...
Frequent Director's Visitor Siobhan Roberts chronicles the life and impact of the late Lotfi Zadeh , logician and former Member in the School of Mathematics, whose innovative and controversial work on fuzzy logic was met with both ardent support and disdain across the...
In a breakthrough that disproves decades of conventional wisdom, two mathematicians, including Maryanthe Malliaris , von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, have shown that two different variants of infinity are actually the same size. The advance touches on one of the most...
Philip Anderson won the 1977 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of what is now called Anderson localization, a term that refers to waves that stay in some “local” region rather than propagating the way you’d expect. He studied the phenomenon in the context...
The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI), an Institute for Advanced Study outreach program of professional development for the entire mathematics community, has received a $1.25 million gift from a private foundation.