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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.

IAS Letter Articles

Equilibrium thermodynamics explains the nature of human-made engines, but what will explain the nature of living matter? Professor Piet Hut explores the origins of life in this IL article.

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Video Lectures

Robbert Dijkgraaf moderates a panel of six Nobel Laureates on the value of fundamental science and curiosity driven research at the 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue.
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