Awards

Sabine Schmidtke
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for her academic achievements. The grant will support Schmidtke's project “Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World,” conducted in collaboration with Sebastian Günther...
Edward Witten speaks at the podium in Simons Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study
Edward Witten , Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Other elected scholars include Shirley M. Tilghman, IAS Trustee; William Nielsen Brandt , Visitor (2005–06) in the...
Matthew Canepa
The Archaeological Institute of America has awarded its 2020 James R. Wiseman Book Award to The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE–642 CE (University of California Press, 2018) by Matthew P. Canepa, Member (2016) in...
Phillip Griffiths
Phillip Griffiths , former IAS Director (1991–2003) and current Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Russian Academy of Sciences is a state academy that aims to ensure the continuity and...
Nathalie Peutz
Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018), by Nathalie M. Peutz , Wolfensohn Family Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Middle East Section Book Award. Conferred biennially by the Middle East Section of...
Maribel Fierro
Maribel Fierro , Member (1994–95) and Visitor (2015) in the School of Historical Studies, has been recognized with the Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award. Conferred annually, the award recognizes scholars who have served the field of medieval Middle Eastern studies with distinction. Previous...
Hirosi Ooguri at lunch
Hirosi Ooguri , former Visiting Professor (2015) and Member (1988–89) in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded a Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, conferred by Japan's Emperor Naruhito on November 3, 2019. The Medal of Honor was established in 1881 by...
Roberto Tottoli smiles at a conference table
Roberto Tottoli , Member (2016–17) and Visitor (2019) in the School of Historical Studies, has been named a fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. While at IAS, Tottoli researched the history of the editing and printing of the Qur’an, especially in Europe. Tottoli...
Karen Uhlenbeck , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, will be awarded the 2020 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. Uhlenbeck is recognized "for her long-lasting influence in geometric topology and analysis and for her mentorship...
Juan Maldacena speaks on stage in Wolfensohn Hall
On October 18, Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires. During the ceremony, Maldacena will give a lecture titled "Black Holes and Quantum Entanglement." The ceremony...
Karen Uhlenbeck poses for a headshot at the blackboard
Karen Uhlenbeck , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been named a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics. Uhlenbeck is recognized "for her groundbreaking and profound contributions to modern geometric analysis; for establishing a career as one of the...
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James Peebles , Member (1977–78) and Visitor (1990–91, 1998–99) in the School of Natural Sciences, has been recognized with the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. The prize honors "contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos."...