On Friday, May 20, the Institute had its Founders Day, which featured a celebration of the 75th anniversary of its founding and the centenary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis. A highlight of this special day was the dedication of a new sculpture, now situated next to the Institute pond, by noted artist Elyn Zimmerman. Dedicated to the achievements in science and scholarship of the Institute for Advanced Study, the sculpture was made possible through the generosity of Institute Trustee Robert B. Menschel.
The series of lectures commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Institute, organized by the School of Mathematics, featured some of the world's leading mathematicians, all of whom have been Members or Visitors of the Institute.
Concepts, Techniques, Applications and Influence
April 4, 2001 - April 7, 2001
Support for this conference was provided by the National Science Foundation
Conference Page: https://www.math.ias.edu/conf-automorphicforms
Conference Agena: http://www.math.ias.edu/conf-automorphicforms/agenda
Robert P. Langlands, Professor Emeritus, School of Mathematics. There are several central mathematical problems, or complexes of problems, that every mathematician who is eager to acquire some broad competence in the subject would like to understand, even if he has no ambition to attack them all. That would be out of the question!