At The Simons Center for Systems Biology, headed by School of
Natural Sciences Professor Arnold Levine, a group of theoretical
physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists has
been analyzing databases of genomic information in the...
Upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics on December 10,
2007, Eric S. Maskin, Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School
of Social Science, became the fifth Faculty member––following
Albert Einstein, Tsung-Dao Lee, Chen Ning Yang, and Frank...
This sketch of earlier attempts to bring biology to the
Institute for Advanced Study is not a history. I have not dug into
the archives to find official documents and exact dates. I am only
recording my own fallible memories of events that I
The new home for The Simons Center for Systems Biology, designed
as a wing to the existing Bloomberg Hall, provides office space for
Faculty, Members, Visitors, and administrative staff as well as a
variety of spaces for formal and informal meetings...
Sima Qian, the father of Chinese historiography, recorded the
history of the nomadic steppe empire of the Xiongnu, a “barbarian”
power that emerged on China’s northern frontier during the Han
dynasty, in The Records of the Grand Historian. In his...
Trustee Charles Simonyi had long aspired to travel into space.
As a Hungarian teenager in 1963, he won a trip to Moscow where he
met one of the first cosmonauts, Pavel Popovich. Last October,
Simonyi spoke about his own spaceflight in “Space Tourist...
In addition to receiving the 2008 Wolf Prize in Mathematics,
Pierre Deligne, Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics,
has been honored by King Albert II of Belgium, who made him a
Vicomte. The Belgian post office has also issued a postage...