Carl P. Feinberg Appointed to Board of Trustees

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Lee Sandberg

The Institute for Advanced Study has named Carl P. Feinberg—entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist—to its Board of Trustees effective October 30, 2021.

Feinberg is a prolific benefactor of the Institute and visionary funder of world-leading programs and scholars in theoretical physics. Earlier this year, he endowed the Carl P. Feinberg Cross-Disciplinary Program in Innovation at the Institute for Advanced Study, led by Nima Arkani-Hamed. In 2016, he endowed a Professorship of Theoretical Physics, currently held by Juan Maldacena.

Feinberg joined the Friends of the Institute in 2002, and continues to engage regularly in the intellectual and cultural life of IAS. In recognition of his annual support of the Institute through the Friends program, five early career scholars in the School of Natural Sciences have been named Carl P. Feinberg Founders’ Circle Members: Alexandre Streicher (2021–22), Adam Levine (2020–21), Sebastian Mizera (2019–20), Thomas Rudelius (2017–18, 2018–19), and Ellis Ye Yuan (2016–17).

Feinberg has a deep appreciation for the values of IAS and is an unwavering champion of pure basic research. Through his appointment to the Board, he will lend his investment knowledge, business acumen, and intellectual curiosity to the Institute.

Feinberg is currently CEO of Critica PPE, LLC. He was the Founder and CEO of Relational Architects International, an enterprise software vendor whose products are part of the fabric of modern commerce. Feinberg also chairs Parker Infrastructure Partners, LLC, which brings iconic mega projects, like the Tappan Zee and Goethals Bridge replacements and the Port of Miami Tunnel, to fruition.

He is a member of the Director’s Advisory Cabinet at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara; serves on the Board of Visitors of McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas and the Board of Trustees of Family Connections NJ, a non-profit community-based counseling, mentoring and family service agency; and is a member of the Economic Club of New York.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 with a B.S. in Biology.

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The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world's foremost centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. Located in Princeton, N.J., the IAS is dedicated to independent study across the sciences and humanities. Founded in 1930, the Institute is devoted to advancing the frontiers of knowledge without concern for immediate application. From founding IAS Professor Albert Einstein to the foremost thinkers of today, the IAS enables bold, curiosity-driven innovation to enrich society in unexpected ways.

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