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. 

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,...

On April 13, 2018, the Institute gathered in celebration of Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson's Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography through Letters. In this public lecture, Dyson reads brief excerpts from the...

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...

Deep learning, which is the reemergence of artificial neural networks, has recently succeeded as an approach towards artificial intelligence. In many fields, including computational linguistics, deep learning approaches have largely displaced...

In this public lecture held at the Institute on October 27, 2017,  Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and ...

In this Friends Talk held at the Institute on October 13, 2017, Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, explores the world heritage of Islamic literature and the efforts to salvage the manuscripts of the Zaydi community...

In this public lecture, Artist-in-Residence David Lang gives an overview of the concerts he has curated for the 2017–18 Edward T. Cone Concert Series season. Lang continues the programming concept introduced last season, which emphasizes the use...

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Institute hosted a gathering in remembrance of Vladimir Voevodsky, Professor in the School of Mathematics. Friends, family, and the Institute...

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, gives a talk to incoming scholars on the history and mission of the Institute during Welcome Day on September 25, 2017.