Events and Activities

Explore current and upcoming events and activities happening at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oct 20

Little Music

4:00pm | Housing Activities Room
Sarah Paden teaches a music class for children ages 3-5. Parent must accompany child. Class size is limited. For more information, email Linda Cooper at
Oct 21

English Conversation

Helen Goddard hosts English Conversation at 43 Maxwell Lane. Please email Linda Cooper at for more information.
Oct 21


The Social Science Seminar meets every Monday for presentations by current scholars that begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 11:45 a.m.  Coffee is served. Attendees  include...
Oct 21

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar I

Learning arithmetic circuits in the average case via lower bounds
Ankit Garg
11:00am | Simonyi Hall 101
The problem of learning arithmetic circuits is the following: given a polynomial as a black box that is promised to have a small arithmetic circuit computing it, can we find...
Oct 21

Princeton University/Institute for Advanced Study Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

Elemental Abundances in M31: A Comparative Analysis of Iron and Alpha Element Abundances in the Outer Disk, Giant Stellar Stream, and Inner Halo of M31
Discussion Leader Ivanna Escala
11:00am | Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Grand Central
Each week, we hold a relatively informal seminar/discussion series in Peyton Hall with an emphasis on extra-galactic and large-scale structure astrophysics. During Galread a...
Oct 21

Fitness Center Training

Marci Coyle
11:30am | Fitness Center
Oct 21

Princeton University Exoplanet Discussion Group

General Discussion
12:15pm | Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Room 140
This is an informal hour long meeting during which we discuss recent results in the field of exoplanets, with occasional forays into stellar astrophysics and planetary...
Oct 21

Gravity Initiative Lunch

High Energy Collisions of Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
Will Cook
12:30pm | Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor
Oct 21

Princeton University/Institute for Advanced Study Early Universe/Cosmology Lunch Discussion

Extreme Emission Line Galaxies (EELs) as a Platinum Redshift Sample for Galaxy Clustering Measurements with LSST
Adam Broussard
12:30pm | Institute for Advanced Study, West Building, West Seminar Room
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is projected to observe approximately 25 billion galaxies, which will be incredibly useful for measurements of galaxy clustering and...
Oct 21

Members' Seminar

tba Length and volume in symplectic geometry
Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner
2:00pm | Simonyi Hall 101
Symplectic capacities are measurements of symplectic size.  They are often defined as the lengths of certain periodic trajectories of dynamical systems, and so they connect...