13 November 2015

Robbert Dijkgraaf

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a renowned physicist, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and member of the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group – a reflection group founded by IIASA and the European Forum Alpbach.

Robbert Dijkgraaf is Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. Past faculty have included distinguished scientists and scholars such as Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, Kurt Gödel, and George Kennan. Dijkgraaf, a mathematical physicist, has made important contributions to quantum field theory, string theory, and black holes, as well as pure mathematics. Past President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently President of the InterAcademy Partnership, the global network of more than 130 national academies of science, medicine and engineering, Dijkgraaf is a distinguished public policy adviser and passionate advocate for science, education, and the arts.

Left to right: Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat - IIASA Director General and CEO; Robbert Dijkgraaf - Director and of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Don Saari - IIASA Council Chair & University of California, Irvine. Photo: M.Silveri | IIASA

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