Natural Sciences

Rashid Sunyaev , Maureen and John Hendricks Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences , has received the 2019 Dirac Medal along with Viatcheslav Mukhanov , a former Member (2002) in the School now Cosmology Chair at the...
Where does Clay Cordova , Long-term Member in the School of Natural Sciences since 2015, go to think? "The Institute for Advanced Study has an afternoon tea time, where he grabs a coffee and a cookie and heads out to a nearby pond to...
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...
A pioneering mission that traces its roots back to the Soviet Union achieved liftoff on July 13, 2019. Rashid Sunyaev , Maureen and John Hendricks Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, helped conceive of the venture more than 15 years ago...
The Strings 2019 conference held July 9–13 in Brussels, Belgium, featured talks with Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute; School of Natural Sciences Professors Juan Maldacena, Edward Witten, Nima Arkani-Hamed, and Nathan Seiberg; and IAS scholars past and present.
The worlds of theoretical physics and biology will soon collide during Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) on the Institute for Advanced Study campus. The IAS program will welcome dozens of acclaimed experts from around the world, including those specializing in DNA structure 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...
Rashid Sunyaev , Maureen and John Hendricks Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, is the Russian Scientific Head of the Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) mission, which promises a trove of data for researchers to probe the largest structures of the universe and perhaps...
Graham Farmelo speaks at "The Universe Speaks in Numbers," a day of talks at IAS celebrating Farmelo's new book of the same name.
Frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo has interviewed IAS scholars past and present—including Nima Arkani-Hamed, Sir Michael Atiyah, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Freeman Dyson, Michael Green, Juan Maldacena, Greg Moore, Sir Roger Penrose, and Edward Witten—to discuss mathematics, physics, and the interplay between them.
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Writing for Quanta Magazine , previous Director's Visitor K.C. Cole presents a historical overview of the idea of symmetry, highlighting the research of Albert Einstein , Emmy Noether , Carl P. Feinberg Professor Juan Maldacena , and Charles Simonyi Professor...
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Brant Robertson , Maureen and John Hendricks Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, joins the AI Podcast for a discussion of how astronomers are leveraging artificial intelligence to transform vast quantities of astronomical data into world-changing scientific discoveries. Listen above, or...
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"'This is the first indication of accretion with a direction of rotation,' says Lena Murchikova , a theoretical astrophysicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and lead author of a study reporting the new results, published June 5 in the journal...