Mampilly, a Member in the School of Social Science, studies
violent and non-violent movements for political transformation,
focusing on Africa and South Asia. Previously his work has focused
on governance by armed groups and the...
Zakamska, returning Member in the School of Natural Sciences,
is an astrophysicist studying a variety of astronomical wonders,
ranging from extrasolar planets to extragalactic astronomy. Her
current research focuses on long-standing puzzles in...
Diana Graizbord, Member
in the School of Social Science, is writing her first book
"Indications of Democracy: Expertise and the Politics of
Accountability," which examines how policy evaluation techniques
have been adopted by the Mexican state and...
Member in the School of Natural Sciences, is a mathematical
physicist whose research interests span string theory and quantum
field theory. Most recently, she has been exploring connections
between holography and the mathematical...
Chris Maddison, Member (2019–20) in the Institute for Advanced
Study’s School of Mathematics, works on the development of methods
for machine learning, with a focus on deep learning. He is an
assistant professor at the...
Marion Fourcade is Visiting Professor in the School of Social
Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. A professor at the
University of California, Berkeley, she is studying new forms of
social stratification created by...
Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies
at the Institute for Advanced Study, is a historian of science who
explores the intersection between science, technology, music,
history, and society. His cross...
Cord Whitaker, Friends of
the Institute for Advanced Study Member in the School of Historical
Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, is researching
nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American medievalism as
Didier Fassin is James D.
Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science at the
Institute for Advanced Study. An anthropologist and sociologist, he
was trained as a physician in internal medicine and public health,
Distinguished Visiting Professor Karen Uhlenbeck, a founder of modern geometric analysis, spoke with Joanne Lipman about her Abel Prize win, the barriers that she has overcome in her career, and how elevating the role of math in society would help solve problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic.