IAS News

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.  

Event

March 28, 2017 | 2:00 – 5:00pm
Join Nicola Di Cosmo, Luce Foundation Professor in the School of Historical Studies, for a public round table discussion with archaeologist Jan Bemmann and climatologist Ulf Büntgen.

Event

March 27, 2017 | 7:00 – 8:00pm
Join us at the Harvard Book Store on Monday, March 27, where IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf will discuss “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,” followed by a book signing.

In the Media

March 22, 2017
Lee Ann Fujii, Member in the School of Social Science, writes on the violent race-making moments of America’s past.

Ideas

Muʿtazilism in Islam and Judaism

By Sabine Schmidtke

Why did Jewish thinkers in the tenth century start to adopt rationalist doctrines?

Ideas

Freeman Dyson on Science

Science is a mosaic of partial and conflicting visions. But there is one common element in these visions. The common element is rebellion . . .