Today, at 11:00 am ET, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf moderates a panel of Nobel Prize & Kavli Prize laureates to discuss how curiosity-driven, blue-sky science can help address major challenges and prepare the world for an uncertain future post...
Virtual “Welcome Day,” held on September 21, 2020, marked the formal start of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) 2020–21 academic year. This year, 241 leading scholars and scientists, representing over 100 academic institutions in over 20 countries, will work alongside the Institute’s 25 permanent...
Peter Paret , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, passed away peacefully at age 96 at his Salt Lake City home on September 11, 2020. A German-born American and acclaimed cultural and intellectual historian, Paret studied...
An image of Venus, made with data recorded by Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft in 2016. So close, so similar and very mysterious, the planet is surprising scientists with a chemical signature spotted in its clouds.
Sara Seager first came to the Institute as a postdoctoral fellow and Long-term Member (1999–2002) in the School of Natural Sciences. Today she is developing some of the most innovative methods in exoplanet detection, one of many examples of the type of original...