Professor Emeritus

# Robert P. Langlands

School of Mathematics

Number Theory

Affiliation

Mathematics

Website

Robert Langlands’s profound insights in number theory and representation theory include the formulation of general principles relating automorphic forms and algebraic number theory; the introduction of a general class of L-functions; the construction of a general theory of Eisenstein series; the introduction of techniques for dealing with particular cases of the Artin conjecture (which proved to be of use in the proof of Fermat’s theorem); the introduction of endoscopy; and the development of techniques for relating the zeta functions of Shimura varieties to automorphic L-functions. Mathematicians have been working on his conjectures, the Langlands Program, for the last three decades. He spent a good deal of time in the late eighties and nineties and with some success studying lattice models of statistical physics and the attendant conformal invariance. In recent years, he has been preoccupied by the geometric theory of automorphic forms. He has only now reached the stage at which he can contemplate publication.

Abel Prize, 2018

For a selection of works authored by Langlands, visit http://publications.ias.edu/rpl.

Dates at IAS

*Emeritus*

- Mathematics

*Faculty*

- Mathematics

*Member*

- Mathematics

Degrees

Yale University

*Ph.D.,**1960*
The University of British Columbia

*M.A.,**1958*
The University of British Columbia

*A.B.,**1957*Honors

Abel Prize 2018

American Mathematical Society, Fellow

Canadian Mathematical Society, Member

London Mathematical Society, Honorary Member

National Academy of Sciences, Member

Royal Society of Canada, Member

Royal Society of London, Fellow

Russian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member

Science Academy Society (Turkey), Foreign Honorary Member

Appointments

Yale University
1967–1972

*Professor*
Princeton University
1960–1967

*Assistant Professor–Associate Professor 1962–67, Lecturer 1961–62, Instructor 1960–61*