May 07, 2019
"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, covers how conjectures are proven, what makes a particular one great, and the role conjecture plays in the advancement of mathematics.
April 18, 2019
April 10, 2019
In writing about the first image of a black hole, released today by the Event Horizon Telescope Project, Nsikan Akpan of PBS News Hour enlists the perspective of Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, for insights on the mysterious nature of black holes, the importance of international collaborations, and why an image of a black hole matters.
April 05, 2019
March 27, 2019
On March 10, 2019, Science Channel commemorated the one-year anniversary of the death of Stephen Hawking with a two-hour special titled "Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking the Universe." The program explores the groundbreaking scientific contributions of Hawking and founding Professor Albert Einstein from the...
March 07, 2019
December 31, 2018
Scientists are poised to unlock the quantum revolution, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, tells NBC News . “Everything from quantum computers to quantum materials holds the promise to redesign industry and influence our lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.”
December 07, 2018