The Institute Letter, Spring 2024

Explore how collaborative efforts have maximized mathematicians’ knowledge of minimal surfaces. Join a group of historians, theologians, and other scholars as they think together about the co-production of the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Discover how real-life experiences of making and performing music have inspired research into a unique electronic instrument. Witness the ongoing legacy of Einstein’s theory of relativity and its influence on a medieval historian’s approach to a thorny problem. Dine out on our archivist’s insights into achieving intimacy, illumination, and understanding over dinner. Reflect on the School of Social Science’s special theme year; read the latest news of the IAS community; and see how a refreshed and robust set of artistic programming helps to build a community of discovery on campus.