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Scholar Spotlight: What Will Your Legacy Be?

Meet the newest Members at the Institute for Advanced Study and discover their unique passion for curiosity-driven research in the Scholar Spotlight video series.

This week, we ask IAS Members in each of our Schools to describe the legacy they hope to contribute to scholarship.

Covid-19 Updates

CAMPUS REOPENING
As of September 8, the Institute campus has partially reopened, and Faculty, Members, and a limited number of essential staff may request access to work in their offices. The Health Screening Form must be completed each morning before coming to campus and approved by the IAS Covid-19 Response Team. 

* Access to campus will be restricted to the IAS community only. At this time, the Institute’s academic campus is not open to non-essential visitors, members of the public, or family members, including children. 

We have created a series of Return-to-Campus guides that contain more information and should be consulted before coming to campus. 

TRAVEL
Travelers and residents entering New Jersey from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine for 10 days. Individuals who test negative on a viral test for Covid-19 must self-quarantine for 7 full days. For the most up-to-date information, view New Jersey Covid FAQs

Additionally, individuals who leave the state of New Jersey for more than 24 hours must complete the IAS Travel Questionnaire upon their return. 

FACE COVERINGS
The State of New Jersey’s mandate requires everyone to wear a face covering indoors, including common spaces, hallways, and libraries—even if you are the only person in the space. If you are working in a private office and another person enters, please put your face covering on and stay at least six feet apart. Outdoors, face coverings also should be worn if social distancing isn't possible.

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Alondra Nelson Appointed to White House Science Team

Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been appointed by Joe Biden, now the U.S. President, to the position of Deputy Director for Science and Society in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Nelson will be the first person in this role, which brings social science expertise explicitly into the work of federal science and technology strategy and policy.

Carl P. Feinberg Cross-Disciplinary Program in Innovation Established at IAS

The Carl P. Feinberg Cross-Disciplinary Program in Innovation at the Institute for Advanced Study will unite today’s boldest ideas in physics, mathematics, and beyond to unlock new and fascinating truths about the natural world. Endowed in perpetuity with a gift from Carl P. Feinberg, this supercharged coalition of scholars will expand the Institute’s capacity to advance understanding of the universe and break through to new planes of knowledge. 

Public Notice

Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Section 106 Review of Structural Improvement of the Historical Studies and Social Science Library at the Institute for Advanced Study...