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 fundamental research in the sciences and
humanities—the original, often speculative, thinking that produces
advances in knowledge that change the way we understand the world. Work
at the Institute takes place in four Schools: Historical Studies,
Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Science. It provides for the
mentoring of scholars by a permanent Faculty of no more than 28, 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, founded in 1930, is a private, independent academic
institution located in Princeton, New Jersey. Its more than 6,000 former
Members hold positions of intellectual and scientific leadership
throughout the academic world. Some 27 Nobel Laureates and 38 out of 52
Fields Medalists, as well as many winners of the Wolf or MacArthur
prizes, have been affiliated with the Institute.