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Monday, May 03, 2010

 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY (IAS) NEWS AND EVENTS


Here's some interesting news about events, videos and research from THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY (IAS), one of the world's most important independent research institutions:


80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

Save the date for the Institute’s eightieth anniversary celebrations on September 24–25 and November 12–13 featuring presentations for the general public and events for former Members.
www.ias.edu/news/80th


PUBLIC LECTURES in May will include

A presentation by Charles Simonyi, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, who will speak about his most recent trip to space on Thursday, May 6

www.ias.edu/news/public-events/simonyi

And a lecture by Heinrich von Staden, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, entitled Experiments on Animals in Ancient Greece and Rome: Private and Public Science, on Friday, May 7.
www.ias.edu/news/public-events/vonstaden


VIDEOS:

The quest for understanding the origin of the universe is explored in a video lecture by Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.

video.ias.edu/in-the-beginning

Patricia Crone, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies, discusses nativists, nationalists, and Western-born jihadists in historical perspective.
video.ias.edu/the-acculturated-native



IAS SPRING LETTER:

The Spring Institute Letter explores the discovery and invention of an epidemic in France, Mesopotamian mathematics, the origins of a legal myth, and other subjects of research.
www.ias.edu/files/pdfs/publications/letter-2010-spring.pdf


BOOK:

A Revolution of the Mind, a new book by Professor Jonathan Israel, traces the intellectual origins of modern democracy to the Radical Enlightenment, beginning in the late seventeenth century.
www.ias.edu/news/news-briefs/faculty-books#israel



SCIENCE EDUCATION:

The Opportunity Equation, a new initiative of the Institute and Carnegie Corporation of New York, promotes equity and excellence in mathematics and science education.
www.ias.edu/news/news-briefs/opp-equation



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Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
http://www.ias.edu/

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