During the Covid-19 shutdown, scholars continue pursuing their research. Seminars and conversations are ongoing in the Schools and collaborations among scholars continue, as do virtual lunches and afternoon teas. While in a very different format, the work of the Institute continues in the same spirit. For the duration of the shutdown, we will be sending you some new materials and links to relevant archived pieces for your reading pleasure. As always, during this stressful and unusual time, we will continue sharing exceptional scholarship from IAS.
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.
Sanjeev Arora is
Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics at
the Institute for Advanced Study. Specializing in the theory of
deep learning, with an interest in natural language processing and
David Lang, Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced
Study, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning contemporary classical composer.
He is the curator of the Institute’s Edward T. Cone Concert Series,
and for Teatime at Home is...
Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics
in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced
Study. His research encompasses the social, cultural, religious,
and economic history of the...
Nicola Di Cosmo is Luce
Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies in the School of
Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study. A scholar
of China and inner Asia from prehistory to the present, he most