IAS Publications

The Institute for Advanced Study publishes a range of publications that convey the pioneering research underway at the Institute, and reflect the IAS culture where scholars and scientists from all over the world, from young postdocs to lifelong IAS collaborators, live and work together.

The Institute Letter

Includes a variety of articles by Faculty and Members exploring the history and ethos of the Institute, black holes and quantum gravity, the role of gender in French politics, emotions of Greek history in art, and the usefulness of useless knowledge.

Faculty and Members

Illustrates the breadth, depth, and diversity of the Institute’s academic community—some two hundred visiting Members drawn from more than thirty countries each year and the Institute’s permanent Faculty and Emeriti


Annual Report

A record of the research and activities undertaken during the academic year by the Institute’s four Schools—Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Science—as well as the libraries and special programs; includes audited financial statements


The Institute Letter: Special Edition

A Special Edition of articles from the Institute Letter that delve into the latest pursuits and discoveries in physics, astrophysics, and mathematics.

Institute for Advanced Study: An Introduction

Provides background about the Institute and its history; initially published in association with the Institute's seventy-fifth anniversary in 2005 and reprinted in 2013


A Community of Scholars: Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study

An illustrated anthology celebrating eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study.


Establishing the Institute for Advanced Study

Contains a selection of founding documents that describe the purpose and ideals of the Institute for Advanced Study as articulated by philanthropists Louis Bamberger and Caroline Bamberger Fuld, the founders of the Institute, and by Abraham Flexner, the founding Director


The Institute Seal

A study, "Truth and Beauty at the Institute for Advanced Study," by Irving Lavin, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, and Marilyn Aronberg Lavin on the history and significance of the Institute seal


Institute Woods Map

A map of the Institute Woods, a 589-acre permanently conserved nature reserve whose trails were cleared by some of the Institute's first Faculty and Members, with photographs by Vladimir Voevodsky, Professor in the School of Mathematics


Report of the Decadal Review Committee of the Board of Trustees

The Decadal Review offers an opportunity to assess the achievements of the Institute, measured against its mission, and consider the resources that would be required in the coming years to ensure the Institute's continuing ability to provide an environment that would attract internationally leading scientists and scholars, assist and influence their future intellectual development, and facilitate fundamental research at the highest levels.