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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.

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Institute Trustees Receive Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

June 22, 2017
James D. Wolfensohn, Chair Emeritus of the Institute's Board of Trustees, and Shelby White, Vice Chair of the Board, have each received the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. The Medal was established in 2001 and is awarded every two years to individuals whose philanthropic work embodies the ideals of Andrew Carnegie’s vision, serving as a continuous inspiration to others. 

Ideas

Of Historical Note: Richard Feynman

By Freeman J. Dyson

In the next letter a great woman appears, whose name was then Cécile Morette and is now Cécile DeWitt. . . . While I was concerned with applying Feynman’s methods to detailed calculations, she was thinking of larger issues, extending the path integral idea to everything in the universe including gravitation and curved space-times.

Entanglement and the Geometry of Spacetime

By Juan Maldacena

When one considers black holes as quantum mechanical objects, an important feature arises: "entangled" microstates. Can entanglement give rise to wormholes connecting far away regions in space?