Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, was an acclaimed cultural and intellectual historian who studied the modern historiography of war from 18th- to 20th-century Europe, as well as the relationship of art, society, and politics.
Campus Reopening As of September 8, the Institute campus has partially reopened. Faculty and Members, along with a limited number of essential staff, may request access to work in their offices.
We have created a series of Return-to-Campus guides, which feature more in-depth information than shown on the website and should be consulted before coming to campus.
Individuals requesting access to campus must complete the Health Screening Formeach morning before coming to campus and must be approved by the IAS Covid-19 Response Team.
To help ensure the safety of our community, we ask that you continue to wearmasks or face coverings in all indoor areas on campus, including the activities center and laundry facility, and where social distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
The New York Times reports on papers by past Long-term Member Sara Seager and colleagues who, using large telescopes, detected phosphine in the thick atmosphere of Venus. They assert that its source is something alive.
The recipients of the 2021 Breakthrough and New Horizons Prizes include current Member Ahmed Almheiri (New Horizons Prize in Physics) and former Member Martin Hairer (Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics).
Science historian Myles Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, with Joanne Lipman, IAS Distinguished Journalism Fellow, discuss why Germany has been more successful in combating Covid-19, the perils of gene patenting, and how cello playing led to his scientific pursuits.