Piet Hut

Professor Emeritus
Past Head of the Program of Interdisciplinary Studies
Institute for Advanced Study

Piet Hut

For an overview of my main interests, see Activities. After starting my appointment at IAS in 1985 as Professor of Astrophysics, I became the Head of the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies from 2002 to 2023. My most recent areas of research are the origins of life, and multidisciplinary approaches to cognition. For a flavor, see this short introduction, an article I wrote with two IAS postdocs (at the time of writing) and also an article about my program, written by some of my visitors.

Short essays about all these topics can be found on a weekly blog, a few years ago.


Some initiatives for which I am a founding member:








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Audrey Smerkanich
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