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A Community of Scholars

For more than eighty years, scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study have sought to understand the complexities of the physical world and of humanity, prompting advances in science and society. Access a listing of the Institute’s community of scholars from our founding to today and learn more about some noted figures in IAS history.

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IAS Letter Articles

Sverker Sörlin explores how climate knowledge must change to pay more attention to the human agents of the planetary pressure that environmental experts are masters at measuring but seem unable to prevent.

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Video Lectures

Jennifer Chayes, former Member in the School of Mathematics and Managing Director at Microsoft Research New England, explores models we are using to describe ­networks, processes we are studying on the networks, ­algorithms we have devised for the networks, and finally, methods we are developing to indirectly infer network structure from measured data.

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