Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will observes in the Washington Post that The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by IAS founding Director Abraham Flexner and current Director Robbert Dijkgraaf “read in the right government places, might inoculate the nation against philistine utilitarianism.”
Masaki Kashiwara , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2018 Chern Medal, which is awarded every four years to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics. The International Mathematical...
Ritabrata Munshi , former Member in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2018 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries in recognition of his profound contributions to analytic number theory, in particular to the study of analytic properties of L-functions and...
Michael Giudici and Akshay Venkatesh became friends in their second-year studies, when Giudici was 18. Venkatesh was 12. He is believed to be the youngest person to enroll at the University of Western Australia. “And he was much better than all the rest of us,”...