Videos

Didier Fassin
On January 16, 2020, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will give the inaugural lecture of his appointment as Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. The lecture, titled “The Inequality of...
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Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters made a short film about Karen Uhlenbeck , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, in conjunction with the 2019 Abel Prize she received “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems,...
On May 21, His Majesty King Harald of Norway presented the Abel Prize to Karen Uhlenbeck at the award ceremony in Oslo “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory, and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her...
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On Wednesday, April 24, Nima Arkani-Hamed , Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, gave a special public lecture at Cornell University. Arkani-Hamed's lecture, "What’s the Point of Doing Fundamental Science?," asked why we should dedicate financial and intellectual resources to questions of seemingly...
The Strings 2018 conference, which convened international experts and researchers to discuss string theory, took place from June 25–29, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. The annual international Strings conferences, which have been held every year since 1995, are focal points in the field, with scientists from...
Einstein’s general theory of relativity taught us that the universe is expanding, but we have only recently discovered the pace of that expansion and its consequences. View the video at Business Insider as Robbert Dijkgraaf , Institute Director and Leon...
In this video, Edward Witten , Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Laureate (2012) and Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discusses string theory and the need in physics to reconcile quantum theory, used for small things like atoms and subatomic particles,...