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 overall output in the natural sciences, based on article counts in the Dimensions from Digital Science database. The result, Nature notes, is a list of institutions “who might be punching above their weight in producing high-quality research.”
"The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) prides itself on a culture of 'unrestricted deep thinking' to change the world. With Albert Einstein among its first professors, the Princeton-based postdoctoral institution specializes in mathematics, natural sciences, history and the social sciences."
As an example of the Institute’s premier research, the journal cites the cross-disciplinary analysis of ancient cemeteries led by Patrick J. Geary, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies. The paper, published in Nature Communications, involved “an international team that uncovered new insights about the movements of barbarian communities in sixth-century Europe.”
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