Robbert Dijkgraaf

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 .
Institute Director Robbert Dijkgraaf was honored to join Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a meeting and dinner during a trip to Singapore following Dijkgraaf’s lecture at Nanyang Technological University, Institute of Advanced Studies as part of the “Richard Feynman at 100” centennial...
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute, is recognized for profound insights at the interface between mathematics and physics—among them the Dijkgraaf-Witten classification of topological quantum field theories, produced with Charles Simonyi Professor Edward Witten —and for leadership as a science communicator.
Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf is a contributor to two math and science anthologies, each produced by Quanta Magazine and published by MIT Press . The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math...
“Our whole education is a process of confrontation between our imagination and the reality of established facts,” Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf tells the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. “I think the greatest scientists have such an intense curiosity that they’re not discouraged by the current practice of the field and they push the boundaries of knowledge.”
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Director Robbert Dijkgraaf and IAS founding Director Abraham Flexner “read in the right government places, might inoculate the nation against philistine utilitarianism,” observes Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George F. Will in the Washington Post.
Why are there six “flavors” of quarks, three “generations” of neutrinos, and one Higgs particle? Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, explores the complex search for a single description of reality.
In celebration of what would be physicist Richard Feynman's 100th birthday, the California Institute of Technology hosted a special two-day event (May 11–12, 2018) featuring his friends and family and some of the top scientists of today, including Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor ...