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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

Conspiring with the Enemy and Cooperating in Warfare

By Yvonne Chiu

These rules were created and sustained at least in part by sincere beliefs that there are right and wrong ways to win, and that it matters both practically—e.g., in building good will and reciprocity with opponents, whether they end up vanquished or one’s conquerors—and morally.

In the Media

A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World

June 27, 2017
June Huh, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind, former Member and Fields Medalist Heisuke Hironaka. Nine years later, at the age of 34, Huh is at the pinnacle of the math world. 

Juan Maldacena, Pondering Quantum Gravity by the Pond

June 23, 2017
Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings, far from an office or a chalkboard. Quanta Magazine spoke to Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, about his favorite place to think, tinker, and create.