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Grand Opening of Rubenstein Commons at IAS

The Rubenstein Commons building at IAS has opened its doors, providing a nexus of flexible gathering spaces to support enhanced communication and collaboration among scholars, and forming an inviting social hub for the wider IAS community.

Fortress of Logic

By David Nirenberg, Director and Leon Levy Professor: 

"Unlike his much more famous colleague Albert Einstein, John von Neumann is not a household name these days, but his discoveries shape the possibilities of life for every creature on this planet. As a teenager, von Neumann provided mathematics with new foundations. He later helped teach the world how to build and detonate nuclear bombs."

Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think

By Jennifer Lee, current Member in the School of Social Science

"Affirmative action is on trial again. This time, opponents of race-conscious college admission practices are claiming that Asian Americans are hurt by it. The plaintiffs in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, which presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday, allege that Harvard holds Asian American applicants to higher academic standards and rates them lower than other students on personal characteristics, such as fit, courage and likability."

2022–23 Faculty and Members

The 2022–23 Faculty and Members book illustrates the breadth, depth, and diversity of the Institute’s academic community—featuring the 281 new and returning scholars, hailing from 36 countries and more than 100 institutions around the world, along with the Institute’s permanent Faculty and Emeriti. 

For detailed information about the 2022–23 scholars, click here to download a PDF of the Faculty and Members book.