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The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. The Institute exists to encourage and support curiosity-driven research in the sciences and humanities – the original, often speculative thinking that produces advances in knowledge that change the way we understand the world. It provides for the mentoring of scholars by Faculty, and it offers all who work there the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities studied at the Institute.

The Institute is a private, independent academic institution located in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1930 by philanthropists Louis Bamberger and his sister Caroline Bamberger Fuld, and established through the vision of founding Director Abraham Flexner. Past Faculty have included Albert Einstein, who remained at the Institute until his death in 1955, and distinguished scientists and scholars such as Kurt Gödel, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Hetty Goldman, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, George Kennan, Hermann Weyl, and Clifford Geertz.

IAS press release, blog etc

08/07/2018 - 16:04 Christian Habicht (19262018), Acclaimed Historian and Leading Expert on the Hellenistic Period, Dies at 92
07/27/2018 - 09:36 , former Member in the School of
06/18/2018 - 10:35 School of Social Science Releases Four Occasional Papers in Ongoing Series
06/14/2018 - 04:30 Inaugural 201819 Summer Program in Social Science Set to Begin
05/15/2018 - 10:02 Professor Sabine Schmidtke School of Historical Studies Islamic Intellectual History
05/15/2018 - 07:41 Historian of Science Myles W. Jackson Appointed to the Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study
05/15/2018 - 05:23 Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck Appointed to Board of Trustees
05/03/2018 - 09:49 Major NEH Grant to Support Zaydi Manuscript Tradition Project
04/20/2018 - 10:32 Didier Fassin Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award
04/03/2018 - 10:56 IAS to Celebrate Publication of Freeman Dyson's Maker of Patterns
03/20/2018 - 02:25 Robert P. Langlands Awarded 2018 Abel Prize
03/14/2018 - 12:19 Institute for Advanced Study Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Campus Building, Rubenstein Commons
03/13/2018 - 10:05 Institute for Advanced Study to Donate $500,000 Over Five Years to Princeton Public Schools
01/23/2018 - 13:50 Mathematician Camillo De Lellis Appointed to the Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study
01/19/2018 - 13:51 The American Astronomical Society awarded former Members in the School of
12/12/2017 - 09:35 , Member (201314) and Visitor (2014) in the School of
12/08/2017 - 11:17 Early Modern Historian Francesca Trivellato Appointed to the Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study
12/05/2017 - 20:25 Yann LeCun to Explore Deep Learning and Predictive Learning in Public Lecture at Institute for Advanced Study