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Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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  • Akshay Venkatesh, Fields Medal 2018 (by Clipper28)
    Akshay Venkatesh, Fields Medal 2018
    Akshay Venkatesh FRS (born 21 November 1981) is an Australian mathematician and a professor at (since 15 August 2018) the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interes...
  • Enrico Bombieri, Fields Medal 1974
    Enrico Bombieri (born 26 November 1940 in Milan) is an Italian mathematician, known for his work in analytic number theory, Diophantine geometry, complex analysis, and group theory. He won a Fields Med...
  • Abraham Flexner (1866 - 1959)
    Abraham Flexner (November 13, 1866 – September 21, 1959) was an American educator, best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in America and Canada. After found...
  • Professor Felix Paul Alexander Wilhelm Gilbert (1905 - 1991)
    Felix Gilbert was one of my history professors at Bryn Mawr College in the 1950s and an inspirational teacher. His brilliance, eloquence, and modesty in teaching about about the the influence of French...
  • Jean Bourgain (1954 - 2018)
    Jean Bourgain (28 February 1954 – 22 December 2018) was a Belgian mathematician. He was, from 1985 until 1995, a professor at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette in France, and...

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States, is an independent, postdoctoral research center for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry founded in 1930 by American educator Abraham Flexner, together with philanthropists Louis Bamberger and Caroline Fuld. The IAS is perhaps best known as the academic home of Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics 1921, John von Neumann and Kurt Friedrich Gödel, after their immigration to the United States. Although it is close to and collaborates with Princeton University, Rutgers University, and other nearby institutions, it is not part of any university or federal agency and does not charge tuition or fees.


  1. Abraham Flexner [1930–1939]
  2. Frank Aydelotte [1939–1947]
  3. J. Robert Oppenheimer [1947–1966]
  4. Carl Kaysen [1966–1976]
  5. Harry Woolf [1976–1987]
  6. Marvin Leonard Goldberger [1987–1991]
  7. Phillip Griffiths [1991–2003]
  8. Peter Goddard [2004–2012]
  9. Robbert Dijkgraaf

Faculty Members

School of Mathematics

  • Oswald Veblen (1932-1960)
  • Albert Einstein (1933-1955)
  • John von Neumann (1933-1957)
  • Hermann Weyl (1933-1955)
  • James Alexander (1933-1947)
  • Marston Morse (1935-1962)
  • Atle Selberg (1951-2007)
  • Hassler Whitney (1952-1989)
  • Kurt Godel (1953-1978)
  • Chen Ning Yang (1955-1966)
  • Armand Borel (1957-2003)
  • Andre Weil (1958-1998)
  • Harish-Chandra (1963-1983)
  • John Milnor (1970-1990)
  • Robert Langlands (1972-present)
  • Pierre Deligne (1984-present)

School of Natural Sciences