The new Scholar Spotlight Series connects our donors and larger community with the Members working at IAS this year. These short films provide insight into the questions that drive our scholars, their inspirations, and how they hope to illuminate their fields of study.
This comprehensive report for fiscal year 2020 details the activities of our four Schools, recognizes Faculty, Members, and Visitors, and outlines the special programs and conferences that took place. Most importantly, our donors are acknowledged for their generous support of these endeavors and their dedication to visionary research. Thank you for your support.
Longtime IAS donor Carl P. Feinberg has made a $6 million gift to establish a new program at IAS that will generate more opportunities for researchers to share unique perspectives, explore untested theories and collaborate in new, unexpected ways.
IAS donors have committed generous support for structural improvements to the Historical Studies–Social Science Library. Thanks to these donors, who include IAS Trustees, Friends, past Members, and other individuals, the Institute has made great progress toward the $3 million in restricted gifts required to receive $750,000 in federal matching funds in support of this critically important project.
On October 6, 2020 donors from around the country gathered virtually to celebrate the myriad accomplishments of Jim Wolfensohn at the IAS Einstein Gala. Over $2 million was raised in honor of IAS’s longest-serving Board chair. The Gala was originally scheduled for March 2020 but postponed because of Covid-19.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the
Institute for Advanced Study a
three-year grant of $350,000 to complete digitization of one of
the world’s largest squeeze collections. The project will establish
worldwide open access...
The Institute's School of Mathematics held the workshop "Theory
of Deep Learning: Where Next?" October 15–18, 2019, as part of the
School's special year on Optimization, Statistics, and Theoretical
The Chinese historical tradition is an extremely rich reservoir
of ethnographic and political knowledge of foreign (non-Han)
peoples, but fundamental questions about its nuances, influences
and characteristics have not been fully explored. Nicola...
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) announces Sir James
Wolfensohn as the recipient of the 2020 IAS Bamberger Medal, to be
presented at the IAS Einstein Gala on March 12, 2020, at
[the New York Public Library — UPDATED
LOCATION as of Jan. 9, 2020...
The Institute for Advanced Study announces the Peretsman Scully
Journalism Fellowship as part of its Director’s Visitors
Program, with Joanne Lipman as the first fellow. Lipman, one of the
world’s leading journalists, is a bestselling...
With support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the
Institute for Advanced Study will host a Membership for Greek
citizens in the academic year 2020–21. The SNF’s grant aims to
provide opportunities for researchers from Greece,
Father Columba Stewart,
Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, has been
selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to
deliver the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
The worlds of theoretical physics and biology will soon collide
during Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP)
on the Institute for Advanced Study campus. The IAS program will
welcome dozens of acclaimed experts from around the world,
The Institute closed the 2019 fiscal year on June 30 after receiving more than $13,100,000 in gifts, grants, and pledges. Without revenue coming from tuition or other research fees, annual gifts make up the critical difference in funding provided by our endowment and our operational needs. Philanthropy supports our Members, helps the IAS attract outstanding Faculty at the helm of scholarship, and draws outstanding visitors and lecturers, all of whom enable this international community to produce new tools, theories, and equations to move research forward. Thank you to all our supporters.
Since 1980, the generosity of Friends has supported the work of
generations of IAS scholars, encouraged outreach, and enhanced the
academic and cultural life of the Institute for Advanced Study. The
Friends group is managed by members of the...
Reducing the intellectually rich and diverse Islamic literary
heritage to a bare minimum of what is seen as allegedly authentic
is a strategy that is characteristic of Wahhabism, Salafism, and
jihadism and their respective proponents. Whatever goes...
On March 14, 2019, Albert Einstein's 140th birthday, the Institute for Advanced Study held the inaugural IAS Einstein Gala to honor trailblazing mathematician, investor, and philanthropist Jim Simons. The New York event, which raised $3.5 million to support basic research at IAS, was attended by more than 550 leaders from the worlds of business, philanthropy, technology, art, and academia, among them Ellen Futter, Larry Gagosian, Vartan Gregorian, Jeff Koons, Eric Schmidt, Diana Taylor, James and Merryl Tisch, and Sir James and Elaine Wolfensohn.