Robbert Dijkgraaf

"By investing in basic science, we are addressing all other issues. Think about the money we spend in defense or the money we have to spend in health care or education, you want to do it in a smart way. For instance, these days we...
IAS Faculty, Trustees, and Members participated in ICTS at Ten , a gathering to celebrate the unity of science, on January 4–7, at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences campus in Bengaluru, India. The event featured half-hour talks by IAS Faculty and Members,...
IAS Faculty, Trustees, and Members will participate in ICTS at Ten , a gathering to celebrate the unity of science, which takes place January 4–7, at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences campus in Bengaluru, India. The event features half-hour talks by IAS...
On December 9, the world's leading scientists, experts, and opinion leaders will gather in Gothenberg, Sweden, for thought-provoking conversations on the future of truth as part of the 2017 Nobel Week Dialogue. Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, will give a lecture...
The Institute for Advanced Study was honored to welcome His Excellency Henne Schuwer , Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Dolf Hogewoning , Consul General of the Netherlands, for a two-day visit to campus. Ambassador Schuwer and Consul General...
On Friday , November 3 , the Institute for Advanced Study will host an event, “A Refuge for Scholars: Contemporary Challenges in Historical Perspective , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. This...
Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and Richard Zemel , Visitor in the School of Mathematics, will a give a public lecture, “Machines: How Do They Learn and Where Are They Headed?,” on Friday, October 27 , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. The event will feature panel discussion moderated by Robbert Dijgkraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor.
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, has joined world-leading writers and thinkers to launch the third series of Hay Levels masterclasses, an inspiring, free series of educational videos from the Hay Literary Festival in which experts from a range of disciplines offer inspiration to...
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, will give a public lecture, "Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter," at Stanford University on October 5th at 7:00 p.m. Abstract : Many mathematical concepts trace their origins to everyday experience, from...
Charles Kolb, a Senior Public Policy Executive and contributor for Huffington Post , writes of the realities of waning American innovation and productivity, along with the great decline of basic research funding. With reference to the Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press, March...
Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf sits down with a group of seven-year-olds to answer the question “Why is the sky blue?” Through a series of simple experiments, Dijkgraaf and the “class” explore light and color to arrive at an answer. View...
It is as if the scientific disciplines are formed in strata, like the geological layers on display in the Grand Canyon. Moving from one layer to another, we see examples of emergence and reductionism, these two overarching organizing principles of modern science. Zooming out, we...