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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

How Topology Detects Certain Phases of Matter

Daniel S. Freed, IBM Einstein Fellow in the Schools of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, discusses his work on aspects of topological field theory.


Video Lectures

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, discusses topological and conformal field theory during the 2015 Prospects in Theoretical Physics program at the Institute earlier this summer.