Public Lecture

For the first time in human history, the world laid eyes on an image of a black hole and the ghostly shadow of its event horizon. Yet despite this illuminating breakthrough, many more questions remain unanswered of the ubiquitous dark structures found throughout the universe...
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, will present the public lecture “ Critique of Punitive Reason ” to address central questions related to correctional frameworks and to confront the idea of punishment itself: What is punishment? Why do...
Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will deliver the Abdus Salam Distinguished Lectures on January 28, 29, and 30, 2019 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The lecture series is an annual presentation...
Israel Finkelstein, Jacob M. Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University, will give the public lecture “Jerusalem in Biblical Times: Comments on the Archaeology and History ca. 1350–100 B.C.E.” on Friday, November 9 at 5:30...
Rahel Jaeggi , Member in the School of Social Science, will speak on "Moral Progress and Social Change" at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University on November 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Jaeggi, whose aim at IAS is to develop the...
Myles W. Jackson , newly appointed Professor in the School of Historical Studies will give his first IAS public lecture, "Genes, Patents, and Race: The History of Science as a Bridge Between Disciplines" on Friday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn...
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies , will give a public talk on Friday, October 12. Drawing on her research and reading from her recent publication Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,...
Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Member Douglas Stanford will give the public lecture “ The Cool Alter-Ego of a Black Hole ,” on Friday, May 4 , which will take...
Yann LeCun , Director of Facebook AI Research and Silver Professor of Computer Science at New York University, will a give a public lecture, “How Could Machines Learn as Efficiently as Animals and Humans? , on Tuesday, December 12...
Ulrich Marzolph , Professor of Islamic studies at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, will give a public lecture, “The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver Shiism in the Qajar Period , which will take place Thursday, December 7 , at...
Sanjeev Arora , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and Richard Zemel , Visitor in the School of Mathematics, will a give a public lecture, “Machines: How Do They Learn and Where Are They Headed?,” on Friday, October 27 , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. The event will feature panel discussion moderated by Robbert Dijgkraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor.
David Lang, Institute for Advanced Study Artist-in-Residence, will give a public lecture, “The Pattern Makers: Season 2,” on Wednesday, October 11. This lecture, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus.