Events and Activities

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

Jan
19
2021

Princeton University Seminar Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Time is Now: Findings from TEAM-UP Report to Increase the Number of African Americans with Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Astronomy
Tabbetha Dobbins
4:00pm|Virtual Meeting

Abstract: In December 2017, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) convened a committee of a dozen professionals to work alongside of its staff members to study the persistently low numbers of bachelor’s degrees earned in Physics and Astronomy by...

Jan
20
2021

Stability and Testability

Stability and Invariant Random Subgroups
Henry Bradford
11:00am|Remote Access
Determining whether or not a given finitely generated group is permutation stable is in general a difficult problem. In this talk we discuss work of Becker, Lubotzky and Thom which gives, in the case of amenable groups, a necessary and sufficient...
Jan
20
2021

Geometric and Modular Representation Theory Seminar

The linkage principle and the tilting character formula via Smith-Treumann theory
3:00pm|Simonyi Hall 101 and Remote Access

The linkage principle says that the category of representations of a reductive group $G$ in positive characteristic decomposes into "blocks" controlled by the affine Weyl group. We will discuss the beautiful geometric proof of this result that Simon...

Jan
20
2021

University of Pennsylvania Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

The String Landscape, The Swampland, and Our Universe
Cumrun Vafa
3:00pm|Virtual Meeting

String theory landscape of vacua point to new consistency conditions that a quantum gravitational system must satisfy. There are only a small number of quantum field theories that satisfy these conditions and all the rest belong to the `Swampland'...