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The 37th Advanced School in Theoretical Physics

Event date: December 28, 2019 - January 8, 2020 

Organizers:

David Gross (UCSB, KITP)
Nima Arkani-Hamed (The Institute for Advanced Study)
Yonit Hochberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Eric Kuflik (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

 

The field of particle physics is entering an exciting new era. While the need for new physics beyond the Standard Model is still compelling, the lack of observation of such signals challenges our preconceived notions of what the new physics should look like. It is time for fresh approaches to the longstanding puzzles of the field. A wide array of tools from a broad perspective must be used so that new physics is indeed properly searched for and eventually discovered. These new developments will be the focus of the school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. Topics will include: new ideas for dark matter theory and experiment, new solutions to the weak scale, precision measurements for fundamental physics, machine learning, advances in cosmology, and future tests of the Standard Model.

 

Speakers:

Nima Arkani-Hamed, The Institute for Advanced Study

Dmitry Budker, University of California Berkeley / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Timothy Cohen, University of Oregon

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew McCullough, CERN / University of Cambridge

Joshua Ruderman, New York University

 

 

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The 4th Advanced School in the Humanities

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Textual practices across manuscript and early print, ca 1400-1700
Event date: January 13 - January 17, 2019 

Organizers:
Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Dror Wahrman (The Hebrew University)
Ray Schrire (The Hebrew University)

General Director: Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)

 

This five-day winterschool at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies brings together specialists of books in Hebrew and European languages from the late medieval and early modern periods. We will study textual practices through the lifecycle of the various physical objects we call books for convenience (though they may take other forms than the codex that we associate with books today). In particular we will examine how texts were composed and scribed, prepared for publication and distributed (in manuscript or in print), and read and annotated. By focusing on materiality and practice we wish to explore points of contact and difference between traditions and cultures that are often studied as separate. We are eager to learn from one another and from the students who join us across our various areas of specialization which include learned cultures in Latin and Hebrew, various vernacular European literatures and cultures, and Jewish books of the medieval and early modern periods, in manuscript and print. We are planning five full days of activities in different formats including visits to special collections in nearby libraries, lectures, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and above all both moderated and informal discussions of many kinds, including of pre-circulated materials which everyone will read in advance.

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The 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering

 

BLockchains33 The 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies

Event date: December 16-20, 2018

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General Director:

Michael Rabin (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

 

Director:

Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)

Co-Director:

Moshe Vardi (Rice University)

 

 

Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize how modern society deals with trust. Although cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin dominate the media, the long-term impact of blockchain technology on society will extend far beyond today's news cycles, transforming areas ranging from identity management, to non-currency financial instruments, supply chains and logistics, IOT security, and more.

 

The IIAS Winter School on Blockchains and cryptocurrencies brings together leading researchers in the field to cover the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the field, as well as more practical engineering issues, with the goal of understanding both the opportunities and the hazards emerging from this area.

 

Speakers:

Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)

Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell University)

Aviv Zohar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ittai Abraham (VMWare)

 

 

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Eric Maskin

General Director - current
Harvard

Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist and 2007 Nobel laureate recognized with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory".
 

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He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He is the Adams University Professor at Harvard University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977-1984, Harvard from 1985-2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000-2011. He rejoined the Harvard faculty in 2012.

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Roger Kornberg

General Director - current
Life Sciences
Stanford University

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Roger D. Kornberg is an American biochemist and professor of structural biology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Kornberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 for his studies of the process by which genetic information from DNA is copied to RNA, "the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription.”

Anthony Grafton

Anthony Grafton

General Director
Princeton University

Early Modern Europe & History of Science

Professor Grafton’s current project is a large-scale study of the science of chronology in 16th- and 17th-century Europe: how scholars attempted to assign dates to past events, reconstruct ancient calendars, and reconcile the Bible with competing accounts of the past. He hopes to reconstruct the complex and dramatic process by which the biblical regime of historical time collapsed, concentrating on the first half of the 17th century. Professor Grafton’s special interests lie in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and readers, the history of scholarship and education in the West from Antiquity to the 19th century, and the history of science from Antiquity to the Renaissance. He joined the Princeton History Department in 1975 after earning his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1975) in history from the University of Chicago and spending a year at University College London, where he studied with Arnaldo Momigliano.

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Professor Grafton likes to see the past through the eyes of influential and original writers, and has accordingly written intellectual biographies of a 15th-century Italian humanist, architect, and town planner, Leon Battista Alberti; a 16th-century Italian astrologer and medical man, Girolamo Cardano; and a 16th-century French classicist and historian, Joseph Scaliger. He also studies the long-term history of scholarly practices, such as forgery and the citation of sources, and has worked on many other topics in cultural and intellectual history. Professor Grafton is the author of ten books and the coauthor, editor, coeditor, or translator of nine others. Two collections of essays, Defenders of the Text (1991) and Bring Out Your Dead (2001), cover most of the topics and themes that appeal to him. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993), the Balzan Prize for History of Humanities (2002), and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2003), and is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the British Academy. In 2011 he served as President of the American Historical Association. At Princeton he is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History.

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The 22nd Midrasha Mathematicae 2018-2019

 

The 22nd Midrasha Mathematicae

Equidistribution, Invariant Measures and Applications: A tribute to the Legacy of Marina Ratner

Event date: May 19 - May 24, 2019 

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Organizers:

General Director:  Peter Sarnak (IAS Princeton)

 

Co-Directors:

Konstantin Khanin (University of Toronto)

Elon Lindenstrauss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Jens Marklof (University of Bristol)

Yakov Pesin (Penn State University)

 

Marina Ratner's work on homogeneous dynamics, specifically her landmark results on classifying invariant measures and invariant sets under the action of unipotent groups, are a cornerstone of modern ergodic theory. They have had remarkable impact in various branches of mathematics, which is only growing over time. The Midrasha will be devoted to recent developments that build on and extend Ratner’s seminal work, including: unipotent flows and their applications to counting and equidistribution; diagonal flows on homogenous spaces, and their applications in arithmetic and beyond; measure and orbit classification results for dynamics on moduli spaces of abelian and quadratic differentials; stationary measures and associated random walks in the homogeneous and non-homogeneous spaces. This Midrasha will provide a unique opportunity to remember Marina Ratner (1938–2017) and to celebrate her legacy.

 

We would like to thank The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Prof. Misha Brin, the Einstein Institute of Mathematics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for funding the school, and the NSF for their assistance with travel expenses for US participants.

 

Minicourses Lecturers:

Hee Oh, Yale University

Barak Weiss,Tel Aviv University

 

Lecturers:

Yves Benoist, Univerisé Paris-Sud

Aaron Brown, University of Chicago

Dmitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland

Manfred Einsiedler, ETH Zürich

Alex Eskin, The University of Chicago

David Fisher, Indiana Universityy Bloomington

Hillel Furstenberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Adam Kanigowski, University of Maryland

Ilya Khayutin, Princeton University

Amos Nevo, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Penn State University

Nimish Shah, Ohio State University

Uri Shapira, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Andreas Strömbergsson, Uppsala University

Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

Corinna Ulcigrai, University of Bristol

Tamar Ziegler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

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Humanities- Advanced School 2018-2019

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The 4th Advanced School in the Humanities

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Textual practices across manuscript and early print, ca 1400-1700
Event date: January 13 - January 17, 2019 

Organizers:
Ann Blair (Harvard University)
Dror Wahrman (The Hebrew University)
Ray Schrire (The Hebrew University)

General Director: Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)

 

This five-day winterschool at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies brings together specialists of books in Hebrew and European languages from the late medieval and early modern periods. We will study textual practices through the lifecycle of the various physical objects we call books for convenience (though they may take other forms than the codex that we associate with books today). In particular we will examine how texts were composed and scribed, prepared for publication and distributed (in manuscript or in print), and read and annotated. By focusing on materiality and practice we wish to explore points of contact and difference between traditions and cultures that are often studied as separate. We are eager to learn from one another and from the students who join us across our various areas of specialization which include learned cultures in Latin and Hebrew, various vernacular European literatures and cultures, and Jewish books of the medieval and early modern periods, in manuscript and print. We are planning five full days of activities in different formats including visits to special collections in nearby libraries, lectures, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and above all both moderated and informal discussions of many kinds, including of pre-circulated materials which everyone will read in advance.

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