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Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)

Thursday, April 18th from 11:30am-1:00pm Eastern: "Ask Me Anything" Online Q&A with Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf

The 2019 National Math Festival is almost here! Join us for a Live Online Q&A with mathematical physicist Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study on Thursday, April 19th on Reddit. Dr. Dijkgraaf will answer your questions about the math and physics of the universe, from black holes to the Big Bang!

Dr. Dijkgraaf will be taking questions on Reddit's /r/AskScience forum from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

We'll send a direct link to the Q&A as it begins on 4/18, but you can find us at!

New to Reddit? You must sign up for a free Reddit account in order to post a question, but the Q&A is visible to the public without login. Click here to create an account. You can post your questions for Dr. Dijkgraaf once the Q&A officially opens on 4/19. If you miss the Q&A time period, you can still visit the post to follow what happened without creating an account. 

* Reddit is intended for ages 14 and up. As an open, public forum, some user-generated content may not be appropriate for younger readers.

Watch Dr. Dijkgraaf's 2017 Festival presentation

Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

"The Black Hole Is the Atom of the Twenty-First Century"

In the News: Enjoy reading this recent article by Dr. Dijkgraaf about the iconic black hole image released by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration.
Festival Organizers: MSRI · IAS · MoMath
The 2019 National Math Festival is a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath).

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