School of Mathematics

Shaw Prize
The 2020 Shaw Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Roger Blandford , Member (1974–75, 1998) in the School of Natural Sciences. Blandford is recognized “for his foundational contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the fundamental understanding of active galactic nuclei, the formation and...
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced its members for 2020 in recognition of outstanding contributions to science research. This includes Jacob Lurie , Professor in the School of Mathematics; Lai-Sang Young , current Distinguished Visiting Professor; and former IAS scholars ...
Akshay Venkatesh accepts an honorary doctorate during a ceremony at the University of Western Australia
Akshay Venkatesh , Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor in the Institute's School of Mathematics, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Australia. Venkatesh, who won the Fields Medal in 2018, enrolled at the University of Western Australia in 1995 at...
Jacob Lurie, who has made transformative contributions to mathematics through his work on derived algebraic geometry and infinity categories, will join the Faculty of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2019. Lurie’s ideas in modern algebra, geometry, and...
Portrait of Jean Bourgain
Nature 's Erica Klarreich remembers Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, who passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22, at the age of 64. "Bourgain lived and breathed mathematics. A night owl who travelled frequently back and...
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The New York Times remembers Jean Bourgain , Professor in the School of Mathematics, who passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22, at the age of 64. "He was a problem solver unequaled," says Peter Sarnak , also a Professor in...