IAS News

IAS Statement on Revised Executive Order

March 07, 2017
As an institution, we oppose the revised travel ban on the principles of justice and non-discrimination and stand in unison for the advancement of knowledge without borders and prejudice.

Ideas

Einstein, Plumbers, and McCarthyism

By History Working Group

Einstein’s actions did not by themselves cause McCarthy’s downfall. But they certainly facilitated it, by reaffirming essential principles that date back to the Enlightenment, and by empowering many others to keep up the continuing fight to protect democracy.

In the Media

Google Chief Funds New Machine-Learning Effort at Princeton’s IAS

August 04, 2017
“Machine-learning techniques are finding new applications almost daily and are already transforming society in numerous ways,” said Avi Wigderson, Herbert H. Maass Professor.  “But because of the self-teaching aspect they have, their immense size, and the way they evolve, the final algorithms are not well understood by their own designers.”  

Eclipse Hunter Reveals the Science That Can Only Be Done in the Dark

August 10, 2017
Jay Pasachoff, former Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has seen 33 total solar eclipses, and another 32 if you count partial eclipses and annular eclipses.