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The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
James C. Scott , Member (1986–87) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2020 Albert O. Hirshman Prize. Conferred by the Social Science Research Council, an independent international nonprofit institution headed by Harold F. Linder Professor Alondra Nelson , the...
At the invitation of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Study proudly contributed to a global policy statement ( PDF ) in support of basic research with input from the G7 science academies. The statement, adopted and released by 14...
Dear members of the IAS community, Even as we all have been deeply affected by shutdowns due to the Covid-19 outbreak this spring, we also have been witnessing and experiencing profoundly disturbing incidents highlighting an interrelated and equally alarming crisis: ongoing, systematized, and institutionalized racism...
Shaw Prize
The 2020 Shaw Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Roger Blandford , Member (1974–75, 1998) in the School of Natural Sciences. Blandford is recognized “for his foundational contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the fundamental understanding of active galactic nuclei, the formation and...