More than seventy-five years ago, Founding Director Abraham
Flexner sought to create with the Institute for Advanced Study a
haven where “scholars and scientists may regard the world and
its phenomena as their laboratory, without being carried off...
In the public lecture “The World’s Largest
Experiment,” Nathan Seiberg, Professor in the School of
Natural Sciences, discusses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the
potential discoveries it may yield—among them, new insights
about the origin of...
Underlying the 2004 law banning the wearing of Islamic
headscarves in French public schools is a fundamental clash between
French and Muslim gender systems, according to Joan Wallach Scott,
Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science...
One of the final privileges to which members of the Faculty at
the Institute accede as they approach retirement, is that of
suggesting to their colleagues the names of possible successors. I
was the third in the series of art historians, following...
In the public lecture “Why Haven’t Global Markets
Reduced Inequality?” Eric Maskin, Albert O. Hirschman
Professor in the School of Social Science, asks: Why does
inequality persist between rich and poor in developing countries?
The theory of...