Robbert Dijkgraaf

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 for Advanced Study, has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University, to be presented at the university’s anniversary celebration on February 8, 2019. University faculty nominate two scientists and scholars...
Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf is a contributor to two forthcoming math and science anthologies, each produced by Quanta Magazine and published by MIT Press . The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in...
“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 ...
Town Hall Seattle hosted Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, in conversation with speculative fiction author Neal Stephenson and Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf at 6:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. EST) on May 9 at...
“The Noah’s Ark Egg is a way of making space colonies highly cost-effective. They’re very cheap, and also very powerful. They’re using miniaturization to spread life in the universe, not just for exploring," said Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural...
“If you think about mathematics as an archaeological excavation—many mathematicians think not of inventing something, but discovering—then some of us might find a small fragment, others might find a beautiful treasure. Robert Langlands found the equivalent of the Rosetta Stone,” said IAS Director and Leon...
The Institute for Advanced Study hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for Rubenstein Commons, a new $20 million campus building that will provide a necessary space for enhanced communication and collaboration among Faculty and scholars at one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research...
"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...