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September 24, 2018 | 10:00 – 7:30pm
Institute scholars are invited to Wolfensohn Hall at 10:00 a.m. for a talk by Director Robbert Dijkgraaf and presentations by Faculty from each of the four Schools. An informational session about IAS and Princeton area resources will take place outside Wolfensohn at 11:30 a.m. In the evening, scholars and their families are invited to attend a casual reception with food and live entertainment at 5:30 p.m. on the South Lawn.


“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.”
September 05, 2018
At 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 25, Professor Joan Wallach Scott will explore the many uses of the term “gender” and assess the term’s enduring impact in “Gender Equality: Why Is It So Difficult to Achieve?” the opening lecture of the Graduate School of Geneva’s academic year.

The life and work of Vladimir Voevodsky was celebrated with a 4-day conference at the Institute for Advanced Study from September 11–14, 2018, bringing together experts from the fields he helped to shape. Videos of lectures by experts from around the world, on topics including Voevodsky’s univalence principle, homotopy type theory, K-theory, motivic theories, and more, may be viewed here
September 17, 2018
Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. The prize recognizes Maldacena’s 1997 theoretical discovery of a deep connection between gauge theories and quantum gravity. 

By Patrick J. Geary

Using next-generation sequencing, it is possible to examine past populations in their complex genetic heterogeneity.


By Robbert Dijkgraaf

A striking example of the magic of quantum theory is mirror symmetry—a truly astonishing equivalence of spaces that has revolutionized geometry.

In the Media

September 21, 2018
Eric Schluessel, Member in the School of Historical Studies, examines a crackdown in Xinjiang that has sent up to 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims to detention camps. 

By Patricia Meria Clavin

On September 29, 1940, a small band of League of Nations employees and their families arrived at the Institute for Advanced Study, where they would base the civilian operations of the League’s Economic and Financial Organization for the next five years.