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IAS Scholars on the James Webb Telescope’s First Images

“We can see the unseen. An astonishing deep-field image of crashing galaxies and bygone nebulae. A glimpse at what the death of our own sun might look like. Baby stars being born perched on cosmic cliffs. The first photographs of the JWST are breathtaking, and they will dramatically change how we understand the universe."

Covid-19 Updates

August 5, 2022

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED

The first thing to do if you suspect or have confirmed you have COVID-19 is to submit a COVID-19 Reporting Form using this link.  COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)

The submission goes to a secure location that is only accessible to the COVID-19 Response Team.  You will be contacted by a member of the COVID-19 Response team on next steps.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE ACADEMIC CAMPUS IF YOU ARE ILL OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19 please contact the COVID-19 Response team at covid19response@ias.edu

CAMPUS STATUS

The Institute campus is open for all faculty, members, staff and occasional visitors who are sponsored by a member of our community. We continue to remain closed to the public.

The Institute requires trustees, faculty, staff, and members to provide proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination before gaining on-campus access to offices, libraries, seminars, meetings, meals and other resources.  In addition, on or before March 7, 2022, all individuals must provide proof of having received a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for details.

Individuals at IAS:

  • Do need to use this link to report exposure or illness: COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)
  • Do need to carry an IAS ID card at all times.
  • Do need to stay home if sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or otherwise.
  • Do not need to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, unless requested by another individual when gathering.
  • Do need to be considerate to individuals who continue to wear a mask.
  • May not need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with Covid-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic but should be tested 5 -7 days after exposure.
  • Do not need to quarantine or get tested before/after domestic travel unless otherwise required by their destination.

Read more.

Institute Letter, Spring 2022

Explore the legacy of civil rights activist and educator Bob Moses from the perspective of Distinguished Visiting Professor Karen Uhlenbeck; read about the current struggle of Ukrainians and its ties to the past; and take a tour of the Institute’s intellectual heritage with IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor David Nirenberg.

Click to download a PDF of the Spring 2022 Letter or read the digital edition here

Bhargav Bhatt Joins Mathematics Faculty at IAS

Bhargav Bhatt, an internationally renowned expert in arithmetic algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, has joined the Institute for Advanced Study as Fernholz Joint Professor in the School of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2022. Bhatt was previously the Frederick W. and Lois B. Gehring Professor at the University of Michigan. His new position is a joint appointment with Princeton University, with IAS serving as his home institution.