special year

special year

Geometric Representation Theory

Tue, 09/01/1998 (All day) to Wed, 09/01/1999 (All day)

During the 1998-99 academic year, George Lusztig will be the School's Distinguished Visiting Professor and will lead a program in geometric methods in representation theory. We also expect that Hiraku Nakajima will be in residence for at least part of the year.


Analysis and non-linear PDE's

Mon, 09/01/2003 (All day) to Wed, 06/30/2004 (All day)

The main emphasis is recent developments in non-linear PDE's and the related analysis. This includes themes such as dispersive Hamiltonian equations with critical nonlinearity, the structure of singularity formations for NLS and generalized KDV type equations, Strichartz theory with nonsmooth variable coefficients, aspects of Ginzburg-Landau theory. Over the recent years, there have been a number of significant advances on these various topics, often involving a considerable analytical technology.


Computational Complexity

Fri, 09/01/2000 (All day) to Fri, 06/01/2001 (All day)

During the academic year 2000-2001, the School of Mathematics will host a special program on computational complexity theory at the Institute for Advanced Study. Several senior researchers will be in residence at the Institute for the year, and we expect a large number of junior visitors and post-doctorate fellows. Some topics on which special focus is planned are:


Arithmetic Combinatorics

Sat, 09/01/2007 (All day) to Tue, 01/01/2008 (All day)
(Term I 2007-2008)

Mini Conference December 10-12th

During term I of the year, School faculty member Jean Bourgain and Van Vu of Rutgers University will lead a program on arithmetic combinatorics. The following is preliminary information about the program.


Bloch-Kato Conjecture

Thu, 09/02/2004 (All day) to Sun, 05/01/2005 (All day)

During the academic year 2004-2005 the School of Mathematics will host a program on the Bloch-Kato conjecture relating Milnor's



Quantum Field Theory

Sun, 09/01/1996 (All day) to Wed, 06/30/1999 (All day)

A program in Quantum Field Theory for mathematicians was held at the Institute for Advanced study during the academic year 1996-97. The participants and lecturers produced lecture notes and problem sets (and some solutions to problems) throughout the year, which are stored here. This web site is in its final form as of January 21, 1999; the intention is to leave it in place indefinitely.