A collection of videos of public lectures given by scientists and scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study, as well as material that provides additional context about our distinct environment and mission. A complete resource of IAS videos is available at this portal and on our YouTube channel. 

Robbert Dijkgraaf during the IAS Family Science Talk "Einstein's Dream"

In an exploration of curiosity and adventures into the unknown, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, explains the important role that curiosity played in Albert Einstein's...

Arnold Levine gives a lecture in Bloomberg Hall

The 2019 Prospects in Theoretical Physics program, "Great Problems in Biology for Physicists," took place July 15–26, 2019, covering topics ranging from virology, cancer, and immunology to machine learning and...


On May 29, 2019, the Institute for Advanced Study hosted a celebration of The Universe Speaks in Numbers by frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo. The public event, which was held on the centenntial of the 1919 eclipse that provided the first experimental verification of Einstein's theory of relativity, brought together some of the world's foremost science communicators for an afternoon of talks discussing the close relationship between mathematics and physics.


Natalie Wolchover, Director's Visitor (2017), interviews Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, and Karen Uhlenbeck, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, on the interconnection between mathematics and physics.


Watch "The Primacy of Experiment," a talk by Kyle Cranmer, Junior Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.


Watch "The Shapes of Spaces and the Nuclear Force," a talk by Gregory Moore, Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey  and past Distinguished Visiting Professor (2016) in the IAS School of Natural Sciences.


Watch "The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Backstory," a talk by frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo.

Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf and Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discuss the connections between math and physics, including some of the outstanding questions in quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and number theory.

On May 4, 2019, Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, discussed the capabilities and power of self-learning systems in a public lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study. He illustrated his talk with reference to some of DeepMind's...

On May 3, 2019, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor at the School of Natural Sciences, gave a lecture on the evidence for a supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way galaxy, denoted Sagittarius A*....

On April 26, the Institute celebrated the life and work of Irving Lavin with an all-day event that began with a series of scholarly discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by personal remembrances....


By Frank Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel

On April 25, 2019, architect Frank Gehry and conductor Gustavo Dudamel met at the Institute for Advanced Study to have a public conversation on "the intersection of music, architecture, and design."