Events and Activities

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

Feb 24


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...
Feb 24

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar I

Strong Average-Case Circuit Lower Bounds from Non-trivial Derandomization
Lijie Chen
11:00am | Simonyi Hall 101
We prove that, unconditionally, for all constants a, NQP = NTIME[n^polylog(n)] cannot be (1/2 + 2^(-log^a n) )-approximated by 2^(log^a n)-size ACC^0 circuits. Previously, it...
Feb 24

Princeton University Galread [Galactic/Extragalactic Reading Group]

On Post-starburst Galaxies Dominating Tidal Disruption Events
Discussion Leader Renyue Cen
11:00am | Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Grand Central, Room 140
The group's website is: here. The paper to be discussed is:
Feb 24

Fitness Center Training

Marci Coyle
11:30am | Fitness Center
Feb 24

Princeton University Exoplanet Discussion Group

General Discussion
12:15pm | Peyton Hall, Room 140
Feb 24

Gravity Initiative Lunch

Implications of a Frame-Dependent Dark Energy for the Spacetime Metric and "Hubble Tension''
Stephen Adler
12:30pm | Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor
I discuss the possibility that the ''dark energy'' that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe arises not from a conventional cosmological constant term in the gravitational action, but...
Feb 24

Members' Seminar

Direct and dual Information Bottleneck frameworks for Deep Learning
Tali Tishby
2:00pm | Simonyi Hall 101
The Information Bottleneck (IB) is an information theoretic framework for optimal representation learning. It stems from the problem of finding minimal sufficient statistics...
Feb 24

High Energy Theory Seminar

Conformal Fishnet Theory
Vladimir Kazakov
2:30pm | Bloomberg Lecture Hall (IAS)
I will review the proprieties and recent results for conformal fishnet theory (FCFT) which was proposed by O.Gurdogan and myself as a special double scaling limit of gamma-deformed N=4 SYM theory. ...
Feb 24

Symplectic Dynamics/Geometry Seminar

Classification of n-component links with Khovanov homology of rank 2^n
Boyu Zhang
3:30pm | Simonyi Hall 101
Suppose L is a link with n components and the rank of Kh(L;Z/2) is 2^n, we show that L can be obtained by disjoint unions and connected sums of Hopf links and unknots. This...
Feb 24

After Hours Conversations

5:00pm | Dilworth Room & Dilworth-Rear
Faculty, members, visitors, staff, spouses, and partners are welcome. Not open to the public. After Hours Conversations is a program of informal meetings that are held in the...