Robbert Dijkgraaf

On April 18, Robbert Dijkgraaf , IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on the AskScience Reddit forum, coordinated in partnership with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute , a co-organizer with the IAS and MoMath of the National Math Festival , which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Alondra Nelson, an acclaimed sociologist, author, and researcher who explores questions in science, technology, and social inequality, has been appointed Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2019. “In light of...
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.
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Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, a society of outstanding scientists, artists, and business leaders.
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Addressing an audience at Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, spoke on the state of science today: “Simply put, we are moving to the next level. The previous century can be characterized as the search for the building blocks of reality....This century will explore the brave new world that can be constructed with these building blocks, in our labs and in our minds.”
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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...
Albert Einstein , IAS Founding Faculty member, and Stephen Hawking are two of the most influential scientific figures in recent history, contributing enormously to our current understanding of the universe. As the one-year anniversary of Hawking’s death approaches, the Science Channel will air a...
Robbert Dijkgraaf lectures at the podium
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), to be presented on April 2, 2019. The university will confer seven honorary doctorates on this day...
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.”
"Quantum Questions Inspire New Math," a column for Quanta Magazine by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf , has been selected for inclusion in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 , edited by Mircea Pitici (Princeton University...
Dennis Overbye of the New York Times asks "Is Albert Einstein finally dead?" in an article that surveys the state of contemporary physics, highlighting a recent column by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf for Quanta Magazine ...
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In November, Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf joined a panel of Quanta Magazine writers and editors to discuss the biggest ideas in math and science presented in two new books: Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy .