Awards

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...
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."...
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Robbert Dijkgraaf , IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor, was awarded the inaugural Iris Medal for Excellent Science Communication for his ability to communicate the importance and beauty of science, to explain difficult concepts in a way that listeners can understand, and to combine logic with boundless imagination.
Akshay Venkatesh accepts an honorary doctorate during a ceremony at the University of Western Australia
Akshay Venkatesh , Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor in the Institute's School of Mathematics, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Australia. Venkatesh, who won the Fields Medal in 2018, enrolled at the University of Western Australia in 1995 at...
Lee Ann Fujii in a Social Science seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the 2016–17 academic year
The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the American Political Science Association has announced the creation of "Routledge’s Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence.” Named in honor of the late Lee Ann Fujii , Member (2016–17)...
Portrait of Jay Pasachoff
Jay Pasachoff , Member (1989–90) in the School of Natural Sciences, has received the 2019 Klumpke-Roberts Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. First awarded to Carl Sagan in 1974, the honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy...
Columba Stewart speaks during a seminar at IAS
Father Columba Stewart , Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, has been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to deliver the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The signature annual public event given by the NEH, the lecture is...
Peter Sarnak speaks at the podium
Peter Sarnak , Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2019 Sylvester Medal by the Royal Society. Conferred annually, the award honors outstanding researchers in the field of mathematics. Sarnak is recognized "for transformational contributions across number theory, combinatorics, analysis, and...
Tracy Slatyer lectures in Bloomberg Lecture Hall
Tracy Slatyer , Junior Visiting Professor (2018–19) and Member (2010–13) in the School of Natural Sciences, Thomas Hartman , Member (2010–13) in the School, and Lillian B. Pierce , von Neumann Fellow (2017–18) in the School of Mathematics, have been named recipients...
Michael G. Hanchard during a 2014 Social Science seminar on "Sociology’s Promise"
Michael G. Hanchard , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2019 Ralph J. Bunche Award for The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2018). Conferred by the American Political Science Association, the...
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The Institute for Advanced Study ranks fourth in Nature 's 2019 normalized analysis of the leading research institutions. Normalized ranking shows what share of an institution’s research in the natural sciences has been judged high quality, as a proportion of its...
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Celestial Bodies , written by Jokha Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth , Willis F. Doney Member in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2019. The prize, which is awarded to author and translator equally, recognizes the...