Public Events

Throughout the academic year, the Institute offers a range of events that are open to the public, including lectures by Faculty from each of the four Schools and guest speakers, and concerts and talks as part of the Edward T. Cone Concert Series. Please check this site throughout the year for new events as they are announced. To receive updates on IAS events by email, sign up for IAS eNews, the Institute’s monthly electronic newsletter. Videos of previous events may be found at the Institute’s video page.

Public Lecture: Thomas Crow: Restoration as Event and Idea: Art in Europe, 1814‒1820
Cut Loose, 1815‒1817: Napoleon Returns, David Crosses Borders, and Géricault Wanders Outcast Rome
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Wolfensohn Hall

Crow will examine the displaced and wandering existences of Jacques-Louis David and Théodore Géricault, both in geographical and psychological exile, during which each was forced to reexamine and reconfigure the fundamentals of his artistic life.  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.

Public Lecture: Cédric Villani: Of Particles, Stars, and Eternity
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cédric Villani, Professor at Université Lyon and Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré
Wolfensohn Hall

Can one predict the future arrangements of planets over extremely large time periods? For centuries this issue has triggered dreams of curious people, and hot debates by specialists including Newton, Lagrange, Poincare, Kolmogorov, Laskar, and Tremaine. Villani will explore the long time behavior of a plasma, evoking the advances which he made with Mouhot a few years ago, and continuing with the subject of long time stability for incompressible fluids. Common themes will appear in all these various fields, and will be the opportunity for a wide audience to appreciate both old and new results of mathematical research.

Public Lecture: Max Tegmark
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Wolfensohn Hall

Abstract forthcoming.