School of Natural Sciences

"yt: A Python-based Framework for Visualization and Analysis of Physical Simulations"

John ZuHone
Astrophysicist Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
July 18, 2016
Prospects in Theoretical Physics is an intensive two-week summer program typically designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars considering a career in theoretical physics (for 2014 only the program was one week in length). First held by the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in the summer of 2002, the PiTP program is designed to provide lectures and informal sessions on the latest advances and open questions in various areas of theoretical physics.

The Iran Deal: A Physicist's Perspective

Eli Waxman
Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Member (1993–98) in the School of Natural Sciences
March 10, 2016
On July 14, 2015, The P5+1 group of world powers and Iran signed
a comprehensive nuclear agreement, aiming to limit Iran’s ability to
advance its nuclear program towards achieving nuclear weapons.
Eli Waxman, Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Member
(1993–98) in the School of Natural Sciences, will present an analysis of the
underlying logic of the agreement, of its content, and of its effectiveness.
Waxman will provide a non-professional audience with tools that will

The New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

February 19, 2016
Join Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor in the School, and Members Doron Kushnir and Nadia Zakamska for a discussion of the recent Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) results and their implications. The panel discussion will be moderated by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor.

Joshua Lederberg - John von Neumann Symposium: Towards Quantitative Biology

December 2, 2015
2015 Joshua Lederberg - John von Neumann Symposium
Towards Quantitative Biology

Hosted by: The Rockefeller University and The Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study


Speakers Include:

Uri Alon
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Evolutionary tradeoffs and the geometry of phenotype space