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I was at the Institute for the academic year 1971–72 as Research Assistant to Clifford Geertz. This was prior to the establishment of the School of Social Science in 1973, so the number of social scientists was only a handful, including myself,...

I remember fondly the two years I spent at IAS working with Steve Adler on the experimental implications of unified field theories of elementary particle interactions. We also tackled a very hard problem that still is unsolved—how to reconcile...

I have spent three periods of time in residency at IAS, and I am looking forward to a fourth in the spring of 2012. In 1979–80, one of the first special years in mathematics at IAS took place, organized by S. T. Yau, who shortly afterwards...

The time I spent at the School of Social Science was an invaluable intellectual and professional experience. As a junior scholar, my immersion in the rich, interdisciplinary environment at IAS definitively shaped the subsequent course of my...

For me, being a Member of the School of Historical Studies in 2002–03 was the best sort of retreat. I had been working on my second book, Romulus’ Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

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