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PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, will give a public lecture, “Cut Loose, 1815­–1817­: Napoleon Returns, David Crosses Borders, and Géricault Wanders Outcast Rome, which will take place Friday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall. The lecture is the third in the series of talks under the theme of “Restoration as Event and Idea: Art in Europe, 1814–1820” which is part of the sixty-fourth A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Institute.

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

The 2014-15 Edward T. Cone Concert Series will conclude on March 20 and 21 with performances by cellist Fred Sherry and pianist Peter Serkin titled, “Late Beethoven and American Modernism,” at 8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. This concert is supported by a grant from the PNC Foundation. 

 

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

Johannes Krause, Professor of Archaeology and Paleogenetics at the University of Tübingen and Director of the Max Plank Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, will give a public lecture, “Ancient Human Genomes Suggest Three Ancestral Populations for Present-Day Europeans, which will take place Thursday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m. in West Building Lecture Hall. This lecture is part of “Integrating Genomics and Human History: Challenges and Opportunities,” a workshop organized by the School of Historical Studies and made possible by the Dr. S.T. Lee Fund for Historical Studies.

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

The Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI), an Institute for Advanced Study outreach program of professional development for the entire mathematics community is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, new leadership and several positive funding developments. 

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google Inc. and Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, and Wendy Schmidt, President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, have donated $5 million to support four Members across the Schools of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and support campus programs and promotion. The Schmidt Fellows will receive support related to all aspects of the academic appointment and community life that are unique and fundamental aspects of the Institute experience. The $5 million gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt is an important contribution to the Campaign for the Institute, which ends on June 30, 2015 and helps to complete the $100 million campaign challenge, established by the Simons Foundation and the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences.

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

Kristen Ghodsee, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College, was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study (AMIAS). As President, Ghodsee, who is a former Member (2006–07) in the School of Social Science, will lead the AMIAS Board in its works on behalf of the Institute and current and former Members. She succeeds Stephen Mansbach who served as President from 2012–14.

PRESS CONTACT: Christine Ferrara, (609) 734-8239

Today, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) announced that the inaugural National Math Festival will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The free public celebration, organized in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, will feature more than 30 unique performances, interactive exhibits, and lectures, with activities to engage toddlers through lifelong learners. Events will take place at the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden, the S. Dillon Ripley Center, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African Art, and the Freer and Sackler Galleries, among others. 

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

The Institute for Advanced Study has appointed Narayana Murthy to its Board of Trustees, effective October 25, 2014. Mr. Murthy is the Founder of Infosys Limited, a global consulting, technology and outsourcing services company based in Bangalore.

PRESS CONTACT: Christine Ferrara, (609) 734-8239

U.S. Representative Rush Holt was appointed a Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, through March 1, 2015. Director’s Visitors are scholars from a variety of fields who are invited to the Institute to pursue their research interests. While a Director’s Visitor, Holt will reflect on science, policy and their interaction.

PRESS CONTACT: Alexandra Altman(609) 951-4406

Marvin L. “Murph” Goldberger, who served as the Institute for Advanced Study’s sixth Director from 1987–91, died on November 26 at the age of 92. A prominent physicist with a distinguished career in higher education, he was most recently a Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. Before his Directorship at the Institute, Goldberger served as President of the California Institute of Technology from 1978–87.

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