Advanced Schools present the cutting edge of research to young academics, who learn about the most recent developments in their fields from renowned international experts.

The Advanced School in Mathematics, known as the Midrasha Mathematicae, provides top-level lectures on recent developments and innovations in different mathematical topics. Schools also inspire new mathematical works and offer networking opportunities between senior and junior academics.

Peter Sarnak, a distinguished mathematician and multiple-prize winner, serves as the General Director of the Midrasha Mathematicae.



General Director


Peter Sarnak

IAS Princeton
IAS Princeton

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Peter Sarnak is Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has made major contributions to number theory and to questions in analysis motivated by number theory. His interest in mathematics is wide-ranging, and his research focuses on the theory of zeta functions and automorphic forms with applications to number theory, combinatorics, and mathematical physics. His many awards include the Wolf Prize in Mathematics, the Lester Ford Prize, the American Mathematical Society Levi L. Conant Prize, the Frank Nelson Cole Prize, the Ostrowski Prize and the George Pólya Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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