Why Support IAS?

Angelos Chaniotis
Professor, School of Historical Studies
“In a politically, economically, and culturally globalized world, no segment of knowledge is dispensable, even if we do not immediately recognize its impact. From its inception to today, the Institute for Advanced Study has been one of the few places worldwide where research is promoted regardless of its immediate and visible application.”
Fuld Hall, Institute for Advanced Study

A $2 million donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt will support the launch of the Program in Theoretical Machine Learning in the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Mathematics. Eric Schmidt is the Executive Chairman of Google; Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation and Co-Founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. The Schmidts have a history of supporting innovation. In 2009, they established the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund at neighboring Princeton University.

This gift will launch a three-year program beginning in the Fall of 2017...

Carl P. Feinberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Relational Architects Intl., a computer software firm, has endowed a Professorship of Theoretical Physics in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study. The Carl P. Feinberg Professorship, which will be held by Juan Maldacena, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will provide support related to all aspects of academic appointment and community life that are unique characteristics of the Institute experience.

The Center for Spain in America, directed by José Luis Colomer, Member (1997) and Visitor (1998) in the School of Historical Studies, has created a John Elliott Membership in the School of Historical Studies. The membership, named in honor of John Elliott, former Faculty (1973–90) in the School, will support scholars focused on the history and culture of early modern Spain....