Videos

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. 

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On April 4, 2019, Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, gave a public lecture on "Stalin at War."

Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan...

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On February 22, 2019, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics Sanjeev Arora hosted a day of talks titled "Deep Learning: Alchemy or Science?"...

Edward Witten lectures at the podium

From December 4–5, 2018, the School of Natural Sciences hosted a workshop on "Quantum Information and the Structure of Spacetime." The event focused on quantum aspects of black holes, with an emphasis on applying ideas from quantum information...

On October 26, 2018, Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, gave his first IAS public lecture on "Genes, Patents, and Race: The History of Science as a Bridge Between Disciplines."

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The 28th Annual Park City Mathematics Institute Summer Session took place from July 1-21, 2018, and featured harmonic analysis as its central topic. During the three-week session,...

“From Qubits to Spacetime,” the title of 2018's Prospects in Theoretical Physics program, took place from July 16–27, 2018, and covered topics ranging from the connections between quantum information and the structure of spacetime, to how...

In this public lecture, Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Douglas Stanford, Member in the School of Natural Sciences,...

Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson reads from his book Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography through Letters, a collection of personal letters to relatives, written between 1940 and the late 1970s, followed by a conversation with Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf

In this video, George Steinmetz, Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, considers the ways that writing the history of the social sciences helps us understand the conditions in which knowledge...

In this video, Kathleen Coleman, Elinor Lunder Founders' Circle Member in the School of Historical Studies, examines gladiatorial combat, beast displays, and staged executions in order to understand...

How did the universe begin? What are its constituents? 

In this video, James Colin Hill, Friends of the Institute Member in the School of Natural Sciences, explores these questions and discusses recent challenges and controversies that...

During this public lecture held at the Institute on December 12, Yann LeCun, Director of Facebook AI Research and Silver Professor of Computer Science at New York University, explored deep learning and the principles and methods for predictive...