Events and Activities

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

May
13
2021

Institute for Advanced Study Astrophysics Seminar

Physics of Enigmatic Fast Radio Bursts
Pawan Kumar
11:00am|Virtual Meeting

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short duration (~ms), very bright, radio transients. Their detection in 2007 was a major unexpected discovery in astronomy in decades. Hunting for FRBs and measuring their physical properties have become one of the...

May
13
2021

Quantum Groups Seminar

Kazhdan-Lusztig equivalence
4:00pm|Remote Access

The talk introduces the Kazhdan-Lusztig equivalence between the Kazhdan-Lusztig category of representations of affine algebra and category of modules over the quantum group.

May
13
2021

Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar

Expansion and parity
4:30pm|Remote Access

I will discuss recent work with Harald Helfgott in which we establish roughly speaking that the graph connecting $n$ to $n \pm p$ with $p$ a prime dividing $n$ is almost "locally Ramanujan". As a result we obtain improvements of results of Tao and...

May
14
2021

Princeton University Astroplasmas Seminar

Alfvénic fluctuations and switchbacks in the solar wind
Anna Tenerani
12:30pm|Virtual Meeting

Large amplitude, turbulent Alfvénic fluctuations have been commonly observed in the solar wind since the first in-situ measurements, and they are thought to provide a possible mechanism to heat the solar corona and accelerate the solar wind. Despite...

May
17
2021

SSSeminar

10:00am|Dilworth Room
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. This year, the seminars are hybrid in nature, accommodating scholars both remotely and in the Dilworth Room. Due...
May
17
2021

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

TBA
Allison Strom
11:00am|Virtual Meeting

Each week, we hold a relatively informal seminar/discussion series with an emphasis on extra-galactic and large-scale structure astrophysics.

During Galread a leader/visitor presents a recent paper to the discussion group. The PDF of the paper is...