Scholar Spotlight

Meet the newest members at the Institute for Advanced Study and discover their unique passion for curiosity-driven research. Learn why free-floating, open-ended research is more important than ever as the world seeks new solutions and breakthrough ideas.

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In this episode of Scholar Spotlight, mathematician and number theorist Terrence Blackman discusses his quest to expand understanding in the realm of spectroscopy. Learn about the strides Terrence is making in both spectral geometry and in surfacing the important work of African American mathematicians through his upcoming book showcasing their contributions to the field.

Join Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, as he opens the jewel box of scholarship at the Institute to explore what drives its talented members. Learn why free-floating, open-ended research is more important than ever as the world seeks new solutions and breakthrough ideas.

Meet the newest Members at the Institute for Advanced Study and discover their unique passion for curiosity-driven research in the Scholar Spotlight video series.

In this episode Jeffrey Fung, Member in the School of Natural Sciences, details his...

Meet the newest Members at the Institute for Advanced Study and discover their unique passion for curiosity-driven research in the Scholar Spotlight video series.

In this video, we ask IAS Members in each of our Schools to describe the legacy...