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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

Olga Holtz, Member (2014, 2009–10) in the School of Mathematics, discusses how reading books by mathematicians Pólya and Szegő shaped her career in mathematics.


Video Lectures

From the Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony and Lecture, this video features a talk by Esther Duflo, as well as a panel discussion on her contributions with Margaret Levi (Stanford University) and Christopher Udry (Yale University).