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A Community of Scholars

For more than eighty years, scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study have sought to understand the complexities of the physical world and of humanity, prompting advances in science and society. Access a listing of the Institute’s community of scholars from our founding to today and learn more about some noted figures in IAS history.

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IAS Letter Articles

Beyond the Higgs: From the LHC to China

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, leads efforts to build a Higgs factory and super collider in China.

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Video Lectures

Our Mathematical Universe

Max Tegmark, Professor at MIT, surveys how humans have repeatedly underestimated not only the size of the cosmos, but also the power of the human mind to understand it using mathematical equations. He explores how mathematics in physics has allowed us to predict Neptune, radio waves, and the Higgs bosons, and discusses how we should think of ourselves in a cosmic perspective.

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