Friends of the Institute

Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study are partners in the advancement of the highest level research and scholarship and, as such, are encouraged to participate in the intellectual and cultural life of IAS.

Through generous annual donations and other giving opportunities, Friends participate in an exchange of immense value, providing the Institute with significant unrestricted operating support each year. Such support is vital to the Institute’s ability to remain competitive in attracting the best scholars and scientists from around the world and to ensuring its continued role as a global beacon for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry.

“Time and resources to pursue unconstrained research is of great value to future generations and in short supply around the globe. The Institute for Advanced Study provides leading scholars with the perfect environment to nurture fundamentally new research and many lifelong collaborations amongst global leaders in the sciences and humanities. As Friends and contributors, it is a privilege to support the Institute and the achievement of its farsighted mission.” Cynthia Hillas and Robert Hillas, Chair of the Friends

While the Institute’s campus is physically closed to Friends this fall, our virtual campus is wide open with a rich and diverse program of events including exclusive talks by current Members, lectures by Faculty and other distinguished speakers, live-stream concerts, and author conversations.

Edward T. Cone Concert Series
Featured Recording - IAS Artist-in-Residence David Lang previews the 2020-21 Concert Season
Friends Calendar

Select Friends of the Institute to see recordings of previous talks!

We show that if G=?S|E? is a discrete group with Property (T) then E, as a system of equations over S, is not stable (under a mild condition). That is, E has approximate solutions in symmetric groups Sym(n), n?1, that are far from every solution in...

A simulated snapshot of a massive, gas-giant planet stirring a protoplanetary disk.
Plasma formed by stars accreting into a black hole