Natural Sciences

 The field of cosmology has come a long way toward understanding the universe as a physical system: we’ve mapped its history and structure in great detail, we know what it went through since a few seconds after its birth until today, we...

Ideas that originate in particle physics have an uncanny tendency to appear in the most diverse mathematical fields. This is especially true for string theory. Its stimulating influence in mathematics will have a lasting and rewarding impact,...

In 2012, Ahmed Almheiri, current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, coauthored a paper that confounded theoretical physicists, sparked attention from the New York Times to Scientific...

Ed Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Helmut Hofer, Professor in the School of Mathematics, along with Marc Lackenby, Martin R. Bridson, and Rahul Pandharipande, have co-authored Lectures on Geometry ...

PiTP 2017, titled "Particle Physics at the LHC and Beyond," took place from July 17 to July 28, 2017, and covered topics ranging from experimental results in particle physics to prospects for physics beyond the standard model. ...

One of the surprising things about chaos is that it took so long for physicists to appreciate how common it is. This is despite the fact that people seem to come naturally programmed with intuition for the basic phenomenon: that small changes to...

On a beautiful overlook near the university, a middle-aged man is enjoying the view of the majestic Fjord. Judging from his clothing, he is a stonemason from the quarry just below him. But actually, he is a professor at the university who often...

Arnold J. Levine, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences' Simons Center for Systems Biology, has edited The p53 Protein: From Cell Regulation to Cancer (Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine...

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, explores the magic of light and color in this Science Talk for Families event. 

When Fang Lizhi, one of China’s most distinguished scientists, began in 1986 to talk to his students about the “universal rights” of human beings, he knew the risks. In those days, the use of the term “rights” in China was highly sensitive,...

Harlan Robins was a trained physicist specializing in string theory when he arrived at the Institute as a Member in systems biology (2002–2006). "I didn't know any biology when I got here, so I would say my entire career as a biologist developed...

In 2016, Professor Nathan Seiberg celebrates his sixtieth birthday and reaches his twentieth year as a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. The conference celebrating these occasions was...