Masks Under executive order, masks arerequired in all indoor spaces in New Jersey and must be worn outdoors while in groups. Please wear face coverings in indoor areas on campus, including the activities center and laundry facility.
Playground Opening The playground in Member housing is open. To comply with CDC protocols, please keep 6 feet distance between you and other families; face coverings are strongly recommended. The playground is open to Institute families only; please have your ID handy if needed. Please adhere to these requests so that everyone can enjoy some time on the playground.
The Institute’s Plans for Reopening The Institute is currently closed. The State of New Jersey announced a three-staged approach to reopening businesses and offices. The reopening of IAS falls under Stage 3; the date for beginning Stage 3 has not yet been defined.
Travel As of June 2, the United States is at Warning Level 3, which recommends avoiding nonessential travel, both domestically and internationally. Please see our process regarding travel and your return to campus.
In this video produced by the Simons Foundation, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study and Leon Levy Professor, discusses how artistic talent and synesthesia informed his approach to physics research and why progress depends on bridging the communications gap with non-scientists.
Click here to view the talk "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of String Theory in Mathematics" given by Robbert Dijkgraaf at the String Math 2020 conference on July 30. Held annually, String Math brings together string theorists and mathematicians for collaboration. View the entire conference here.
Critical thinking is precisely not a program of neutrality, not tolerance of all opinion, not an endorsement of the idea that anything goes. It is about how one brings knowledge to bear on criticism; it is a procedure, a method that shapes and disciplines thought.
The Yemeni manuscript collections constitute a unique treasure trove for large segments of the Islamic intellectual tradition—Sunni as well as Shii—much of which has not survived anywhere else in the Islamic world.