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“We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.”

In the Media

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February 21, 2019

Writing for the New Yorker, Director's Visitor (2017) Natalie Wolchover discusses the puzzles and paradoxes of contemporary science that point to "the need to reformulate the theories of modern physics in a new mathematical language," highlighting the work of Professor in the School of Natural Sciences Nima Arkani-Hamed.

"It's kind of like physics in its formative stages—Newton asking what makes the apple fall down," says Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, explaining the current scientific excitement about machine learning.

IAS News

February 21, 2019

Can a left populism strategy be crafted that would avoid the pitfalls of prior populist experiences? This is the central question explored in a panel, moderated by Bernard E. Harcourt, past Visting Professor in the School of Social Science, with Professor Didier Fassin and past School of Historical Studies Member Jan-Werner Mueller.

Ideas

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Explore a visual and narrative look at the pioneering research at the Institute for Advanced Study, a community of international scholars and researchers, in our 2017–18 annual report that highlights the studies, discoveries, and collaborations throughout the year.

Video

Professor Irving Lavin (1927–2019) was an art historian distinguished by his conviction that the study of the history of art was the study of the history of ideas. One of the ideas he found most exciting was that of the Institute for Advanced Study. 

 

By André Dombrowski

How quickening brushwork arose from the industrialization of time