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/or ADVANCED STUDY 



REPORT 

FOR THE ACADEMIC YEARS 
1987-88 AND 1988-89 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



7 ■ FOUNDERS, TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS OF THE 
BOARD AND OF THE CORPORATION 

10 • OFFICERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION 
AND PROFESSOR AT LARGE 



1 1 



REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN 



14 



REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR 



1 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 



19 • FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND INDEPENDENT 
AUDITORS' REPORT 

32 ■ REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE FACULTY 
MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

41 • REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL 
MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

51 ■ REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE FACULTY 
MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

58 • REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL 
AND ITS FACULTY 
MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

64 • REPORT OF THE INSTITUTE LIBRARIES 

66 • RECORD OF INSTITUTE EVENTS IN THE 
ACADEMIC YEAR 1987 - 1988 

86 • RECORD OF INSTITUTE EVENTS IN THE 
ACADEMIC YEAR 1988 - 1989 



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FOUNDERS, TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 
AND OF THE CORPORATION 

Foiifidcrs 

CAROLINE BAMBERGER FULD 
LOUIS BAMBERGER 

The Board of Trustees [1987-1989] 

MARELLA AGNELLI 

Turin, Italy [1988- ] 

THORNTON F. BRADSHAW 

New York, New York [deceased December 6, 1988] 

CHARLES L. BROWN 

Princeton, New Jersey 

FLETCHER L. BYROM 

Carefree, Arizona 

GLADYS K. DELMAS 

New York, New York [ -1988] 

MICHAEL V. FORREST AL 

New York, New York [deceased January 11,1 989] 

MARVIN L. GOLDBERGER 

Director 
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey 

VARTAN GREGORIAN 

President 
New York Public Library, New York, New York 

WILFRIED GUTH 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board 
Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany 

RALPH E. HANSMANN 

New York, New York 

HELENE L. KAPLAN 

Counsel 
Webster & Sheffield, New York, New York 

T.D. LEE 

University Professor 
Columbia University, New York, New York 

LEON LEVY 

Partner 
Odyssey Partners, New York, New York [1988- ] 



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ELIZABETH J. McCORMACK 

Associate 
Rockefeller Family & Associates, New York, New York 

G. DANIEL MOSTOW 

Henry Ford II Professor of Mathematics 
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 

MAX PALEVSKY 

Los Angeles, California [1988- ] 

MARTIN E. SEGAL 

Chairman 
Martin E. Segal Company, New York, New York 

AMARTYA SEN 

Lament University Professor 
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

ZEPH STEWART 

Director 
Tlie Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C. [ -1989] 

DONALD B. STRAUS 

President 

Research Institute of the American Arbitration Association [ -1989] 

FRANK E. TAPLIN 

Princeton, Newfersey \ -1988] 

MICHEL VAILLAUD 

New York, New York 

LADISLAUS VON HOFFMANN 

President 
Omicron Investments, Inc., New York, New York [1988- ] 

JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN 

President 
James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., New York, New York 



Honoraiy Trustee 

GLADYS K. DELMAS 

New York, New York [1988- 



FOUNDERS, TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 
AND OF THE CORPORATION 



Trustees Emeriti 

J. RICHARDSON DILWORTH 

JOSEPH L. DOOB 

SIDNEY D. DRELL 

LLOYD K. GARRISON 

HOWARD C. PETERSEN 

NORTON SIMON 

DONALD B. STRAUS [1989- ] 

FRANK E. TAPLIN [1988- ] 

Board and Corporate Officers 

JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN 

Chairman of the Board 

CHARLES L. BROWN 

Vice-Chairman of the Board 

GLADYS K. DELMAS 

Honorary Vice— Chairman [1988- ] 

RALPH E. HANSMANN 

Treasurer 

DONALD C. JENKINS 

Assistant Treasurer 

PATRICIA H. LABALME 

Secretary of the Corporation 

ALLEN I. ROWE 
Assistant Secretary of the Corporation [1988- 



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OFFICERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION 

MARVIN L. GOLDBERGER 

Director 

PATRICIA H. LABALME 

Associate Director [ -1988] 

JAMES A. QUITSLUND 

Associate Director [1988- ] 

ALLEN 1. ROWE 

Associate Director for Administration and Finance 

JAMES H. BARBOUR, JR. 

Manager oj Administration 

ROBERTA GERNHARDT 

Personnel Officer 

SABINE S. MODZELEWSKl 

Comptroller [ -\9S7] 

MARY J. MAZZA 

Comptroller [\988- ] 
PROFESSOR AT LARGE 

HARRY WOOLF 



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REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN 

It is my pleasure to report on the second and third years of my term as Chairman 
of the Board of Trustees. 

In 1987, at the end of my first year as Chairman, I announced the appointment 
of Dr. Marvin L. Goldberger as Director of the Institute. These first two years of 
his Directonhip have seen the Institute strengthened in several ways, principally 
in the new energies of his administration, the appointment of three new perma- 
nent faculty members and the continued vitalizing flow of visiting scholars 
through our four Schools. 

It is to the credit of the faculty that the Institute continues to attract so many of 
the world's finest scholars in all the fields of mathematical, scientific and human- 
istic research it sponsors. My colleagues and I on the Board of Trustees com- 
mend the faculties of all four Schools for everything they have done to assure 
that the Institute maintains its preeminence as a center of independent scholarly 
inquiry. We also congratulate Dr. Goldberger on the many initiatives that he has 
taken in his first two years as Director to strengthen the Institute's bonds to the 
worldwide community of which it is a part. 

In 1988, in the middle of the period covered by this report, two Trustees 
reached the end of their active terms as members of the Board. Gladys K. Del- 
mas, who had joined the Board in 1978, was elected Honorary Trustee and 
Honorary Vice Chairman. Frank E. Taplin, whose membership on the Board 
dates back to 1971, was elected Trustee Emeritus. In 1989, Zeph Stewart, 
Trustee since 1979, retired, and Donald B. Straus, who fint joined the Board in 
1968, became Trustee Emeritus. We thank these four colleagues most warmly 
for their continuing support and fiiendship. 

During the same two years, the Board lost two of its valued memben, Thornton 
E Bradshaw and Michael V. Forrestal. At the Board's meeting on May 6, 1989 
the following resolutions were adopted: 

"Thornton F. Bradshaw joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute for 
Advanced Study in the spring of 1982. He served on the Nominating and Devel- 
opment Committees, chairing the Nominating Coinmittee fi-om 1985 until his 
death in 1988. In 1986-87, he led the Search Committee to its successfial choice 
of Marvin Goldberger as sixth Director of the Institute. Through Brad's RCA 
connections, fijnds were secured for a number of visiting members in the Schools 
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences fi-om 1985 to 1987. A man of many parts 
and wide interests. Brad brought to the Institute both sensitivity to academic 
issues and a finely honed business expertise. He was benign, generous and right- 
hearted, and his gende and wise voice will be deeply missed in our counsels. The 
Board of Trustees hereby expresses its gratitude for the years he gave us and 
extends to Pat Bradshaw its heartfelt sympathies for the loss which we all feel." 



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"Michael V. Forrestal joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced 
Study in 1969 and served continuously since that time as a Trustee, except for a 
leave of absence, from 1978-80, during his tenure as President of the United 
States-U.S.S.R. Trade and Economic Council. As an Institute Trustee, he served 
on the Nominating, Land Development, Development and Finance Commit- 
tees; he was a member of the Executive Committee since 1974. In 1975-76, he 
chaired the Search Committee which selected Harry Woolf as the fifth Director 
of the Institute. The Board relied often on his legal advice, whether the matter 
concerned film royalties, the intricacies of the Bylaws or the weighing of possible 
financial transactions. Mike was always balanced in his opinions, urbane and to 
the point. He brought with him an international outlook and a long view, a 
sense of the Institute's place in space and time. He enjoyed his work with what 
he once described to a former director as his "happy band of unruly academics," 
and his untimely loss is keenly felt by his colleagues here, even as we are grateful 
for the commitment and fine contribution he made over the many years of his 
service to the Institute." 

In 1988 we were delighted to welcome four new members to the Board: Marel- 
la Caracciolo Agnelli, Leon Levy, Max Palevsky and Ladislaus von Hoffmann. 

Marella Caracciolo Agnelli was born in Florence, Italy and educated at the 
Academic Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. She has worked as a pho- 
tographer and editor for Conde Nast and is known as a designer of fabrics and 
fiamiture. In 1987 she co-authored a book, Gardens of the Italian Villas. She is 
chairman of Associazione Amid Torinesi di Arte Contemporanea , a member of the 
Council of Amici di Palazzo Grassi in Venice, vice-chairman of the Italian 
National Council of the United World Colleges, member of the International 
Council of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, chairman of 
ScHola per Terapisti della Riabilitazioiie and chairman of Associazione Amici degli 
Handicappati . 

Leon Levy was bom in New York and educated at the City College of New 
York. From 1948 to 1951 he was a security analyst with Hirsch & Company and 
then became a General Partner of Oppenheimer & Company [now Odyssey 
Partners] in New York City. He serves on the boards of numerous corporations, 
and is chairman of the boards of Oppenheimer Mutual Funds and Avatar Hold- 
ings, Inc. A trustee of Bard College, of the Jerome Levy Foundation for Eco- 
nomic Research and of New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, he is also a 
Director of the International Foundation for Art Research. 

Max Palevsky was bom in Chicago and received his B.S. and Ph.B. degrees at 
the University of Chicago; a year of postgraduate study at the Univenity of Cali- 
fornia at Los Angeles followed shortly. Mr. Palevsky is an industrialist who has 
been affiliated with the Bendix Corporation, Packard Bell Electronics, Scientific 



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Data Systems, Xerox Corporation, Intel Corporation, Komag, Inc. and Daisy 
Systems, Inc. For the last two decades he has been a member of the Democratic 
Advisory Committee, and he is a member of the board of directors of the 
American Civil Liberties Union. 

Ladislaus von Hoffinann was bom in Berlin, Germany. After completing his edu- 
cation at the University of Freiburg he worked with an affiliate of the Federation 
of German Industry and then was associated, from 1953 to 1960, with Wasag 
Chemie in Germany and the Middle East. In 1960 he joined the International 
Finance Corporation and rose to the position of Executive Vice President before 
moving in 1977 to the Hochschild Group's Consolidated Mining and Industries. 
In 1984 he created a company, Omicron Holdings, Inc., and in 1987 he estab- 
lished Omicron Investments, Inc., a personally held company. He is now also 
president of Arcana Foundation, a private charitable foundation set up in 1986. 

The other Trustees and I look forward to a long association with the four distin- 
guished new members of the Board and to many years of effective and imagina- 
tive collaboration in the service of the Institute. 

JAMES D. WOLFENSOHN, Chairman of the Board 



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REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR 

My association with the Institute for Advanced Study and its mission, programs 
and personalities dates back to 1953, when 1 spent a year at Princeton University 
on leave from the University of Chicago. During that year I spent a good deal of 
rime at the Institute, where I had several collaborators and was friendly both with 
many faculty members and with the Director, J. Robert Oppenheimer. The 
spring of 1 954 was a traumatic period because of the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion's hearings in Washington "In the N4atter ofj. Robert Oppenheimer," in my 
judgment one of the saddest, most shamefril episodes in American history. 

I joined the Physics Department at Princeton University in 1957 and again spent 
much time with Oppenheimer and others at the Institute. 1 was a Member of 
the School of Natural Sciences on three separate occasions while on leave from 
the University [1966-67, 1969-70 and 1976-77]. I was and still am a close friend 
of Carl Kaysen, who succeeded Oppenheimer as Director in 1 966 and held that 
office until 1 976. Harry Woolf my predecessor, and I overlapped briefly before I 
left for California in 1978 to assume the Presidency of the California Institute of 
Technology. This is all by way of saying that I was no stranger to the Institute or 
it to me when I was asked to become the Director in 1987. 

One of the first things that struck me about the Institute after nine years away 
from Princeton was the evidence of its continuing importance in research and 
scholarship. Like everyone else in academic life, I had always been aware of the 
unmatched excellence of the Institute faculty and of the impressive numbers of 
the world's leading scholars and scientists who had begun and enhanced their 
careers as visitmg scholars at the Institute. But I was also aware that in the past 
twenty or so years the number of fint— rate research universities in the United 
States and abroad had grown steadily and, with them, the range of opportunities 
for both post— doctoral researchers and senior visiting scholars. With all these new 
and competing alternatives, the Institute might have expected to find that attract- 
ing and retaining its faculty was no longer so easy, and that demand for its 150 
memberships was in decline. 

On the contrary, the Institute is stronger than ever. Three faculty appointments 
during my first years as Director confirm that the prestige and drawdng power of 
the Institute are undiminished. In 1987 the School of Natural Sciences appointed 
Edward Witten. He was trained at Brandeis University and Princeton University 
and had been named Professor of Physics at Princeton University in 1980, fol- 
lowing three years as a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows. During his 
years on the faculty at Princeton Univenity he had emerged as one of the world 
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Then, in January 1989, I had the pleasure of announcing the appointment of 
Frank Wilczek, who was educated at the University of Chicago and at Princeton 
University and had taught at Princeton, the University of California at Santa Bar- 
bara and Harvard University. He was simultaneously being wooed by Harvard, 
but the Institute prevailed. He works in condensed matter theory and elemen- 
tary particle physics. In collaboration with his wife, Elizabeth Devine, he has wnt- 
ten a popular book on modem science called Longing for the Harmonies. 

The Institute's prominence among centers of humanistic research' has also been 
demonstrated recently. In May of 1989 it was announced in London that John H. 
Elliott, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, had been named Regius Pro- 
fessor of Modem History at the University of Oxford, effective in the summer of 
1990. After a careful search the School filled the vacancy by appointing Oleg 
Grabar, a world-renowned Harvard University scholar in the field of Islamic art 
and culture. He will join our faculty in the summer of 1990, bringing with him a 
field of scholarship that has never been represented on the permanent faculty. 

While reporting news of the faculty, I also must note that Morton White, Pro- 
fessor in the School of Historical Studies since 1970, retired in 1988. As you will 
see fi-om the School's own report, he remains very active as Professor Emeritus. 
It is my sad duty to report the deaths of two Professors Emeriti. Hassler Whitney, 
who was appointed Professor in the School of Mathematics in 1952 [Professor 
Emeritus in 1977], died in Princeton on May 10, 1989. Benjamin D. Meritt, 
Professor in the School of Historical Studies since 1935 [Professor Emeritus since 
1969], died in Austin, Texas on July 7, 1989. 

The Institute's community of visiting scholars is approximately eight times the 
size of our permanent faculty. The scholars picked from a world-wide pool of 
well over 1 ,000 applicants are as remarkable for their credentials as they are for 
the diversity of their fields and methods of research. It remains true that the best 
and brightest of the post-doctoral crop of mathematicians, physicists and astro- 
physicists almost invariably accept the positions that the Institute offers, and we 
have more applications from senior scholars on sabbatical than our offices and 
apartments can accommodate. 

In the Schools of Historical Studies and of Social Science the visiting scholars are 
certainly comparable in their excellence and diversity to their colleagues in 
Mathematics and the Natural Sciences. Members of these two Schools tend on 
the whole to be established and mature scholars. Both Schools also have some 
relatively young Members each year. In 1988-89, in fact, the School of Histori- 
cal Studies inaugurated a program of Two-Year Memberships for Assistant Pro- 
fesson who can use their time at the Instimte to consolidate their scholarly cre- 
dentials before facing tenure decisions at their home institutions. 



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Neither our permanent faculty nor our community of visiting scholars would be 
fially productive wdthout the inspiration of the other. Life at the Institute is domi- 
nated by the interaction of these two lively groups. As indicated by this report's lists 
of Members, Visiton and Research Staff, our Trustees and I have the privilege of 
presiding over a community of scholars whose cosmopolitan character has been 
dramatically reinforced by the participation of scholan from once isolated countries 
such as the People's Republic of China, Romania and the Soviet Union. 

III The Institute's continuing appeal to scholars from all over the world and the 
gradual accumulation of the research materials that our work requires have of 
course created a serious shortage of various kinds of space. 

Early in my tenure as Director it became obvious that the Library of the Schools 
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Fuld Hall was bursting at the seams. "We 
considered moving the Library to the Annex of the Historical Studies and Social 
Science library building. The Annex had originally been intended for this use, 
but it has been indispensable for more than two decades as the Institute's one 
large lecture hall. After much discussion we decided that the best solution would 
be to install compact shelving for older mathematics and physics journals and 
books on the lower level of the Historical Studies— Social Science Library. Addi- 
tional space was made available in the Historical Studies— Social Science Library 
by moving the offices of the American School of Classical Studies to another 
Institute building. 

This project gives both Libraries adequate space for the next fifteen or twenty 
years. We gratefully acknowledge the gifb of members of the Institute Board of 
Trustees, and in particular the challenge gift of Gladys K. Delmas, that made this 
project possible. 

IV Soon after my arrival in 1987 another space problem was brought to my atten- 
tion, and it was apparent that this would require a more ambitious response. This 
space problem has its most direct impact on the Schools of Mathematics and of 
Natural Sciences but in fact affects the Institute as a whole. 

For many years roughly one— third of the Institute's mathematicians have had 
offices in the old Electronic Computer Project building at the foot of Olden 
Lane [it once housed John von Neumann's pioneering digital computer]. The 
isolation of these members from the mathematics faculty and from the rest of the 
community has become an increasingly serious problem. 

After carefiil deliberation we have concluded, with the full support of the Board 
of Trustees, that the only reasonable solution is to construct a new buUding. We 
have retained the renowned architect Cesar Pelli, who is now designing a 23,000 
square-foot building which will contain office space and a seminar room for Fac- 
ulty and Members of the School of Mathematics. The Electronic Computer 



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Project building will then be available for other uses. By significantly increasing 
the total number of offices on the main campus the new buUding will relieve the 
shortage of office space that has been felt by all four Schools. The auditorium 
that is being planned as a part of the new building will also bring immediate ben- 
efits to the entire Institute community and to all the othen who flock to our lec- 
tures, films and concerts. We are already actively developing plans for a campaign 
that will generate fiands for this building, which we hope to see completed in 
1991 or early 1992. 

V I want to close with a word of thanks to all of the many fiiends who have given 
support to the Institute during my first two years as Director. Acknowledgement 
of gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, government agencies, associa- 
tions and individuals is made in the section that follows. Without such support 
the Institute would have long since lost its position of leadership among the 
world's centers of scholarship and culture. 

In addition to thanking the Chairman and the entire Board of Trustees, I should 
like to note with deep gratitude the service rendered over the years by Thornton 
F. Bradshaw and Michael V. Forrestal. They both died suddenly while still 
active and at the peak of their powen. Their fiiendship and commitment to our 
work will always be remembered by everyone who cares about the Institute. 

MARVIN L. GOLDBERGER, Director 



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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

The following individuals, associations, foundations, coq^orations and 

government agencies provided support for Visiting Members in 

the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89: 

ASSOCIATION OF MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY 

BELL SYSTEM 

BOT\XaNlCK-WOLFENSOHN FOUNDATION 

CORNING GLASS WORKS FOUNDATION 

ELIZABETH AND J. RICHARDSON DILWORTH 

EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY 

THE FORD FOUNDATION 

FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY 

GERDA HENKEL FOUNDATION 

W. M. KECK FOUNDATION 

SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION 

THE HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION 

THE AMBROSE MONELL FOUNDATION 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY 

NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

JOHN M. OLIN FOUNDATION 

THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION 

HELENA RUBINSTEIN FOUNDATION 

SIEMENS CORPORATE RESEARCH AND SUPPORT 

ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION 

SQUIBB CORPORATION 

FRITZ THYSSEN FOUNDATION 

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE FOUNDATION 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 

VOLKSWAGENWERK FOUNDATION 
ELIZABETH A. AND EDWIN C. WHITEHEAD 

Their contributions are acknowledged with deep appreciation. 



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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT 

The Board of Trustees 
Institute for Advanced Study - 

Louis Bamberger and Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation 
Olden Lane 
Princeton, New Jersey 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of the Institute for Advanced 
Study as of June 30, 1989 and the related statements of support and revenue, 
expenses, capital additions and changes in flind balances and of changes in financial 
position for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility 
of the Institute's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on 
these financial statements based on our audit. 

We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. 
Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable 
assurance about whether the financial statements are fi-ee of material misstatement. 
An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and 
disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the 
accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well 
as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our 
audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 

In our opinion, such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the 
financial position of the Institute at June 30, 1989 and the results of its operations 
and the changes in its financial position for the year then ended in conformity 
with generally accepted accounting principles. 

DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS 
Princeton, New Jersey 

September 30, 1989 



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BALANCE SHEET 

JUNE 30, 1989 [WITH COMPARATIVE AMOUNTS FOR 1988] 



ASSETS 



1989 



1988 



OPERATING FUNDS: 
Cash 

Temporary investments 
Accounts and notes receivable 
Government contracts receivable 
Private gifts and grants receivable 
Accrued income on investments 
Prepaid and other assets 

TOTAL OPERATING FUNDS 

PLANT FUNDS: 
Debt service fund deposits 
Unamortized debt issuance expense 
Land, buildmgs and improvements, 

equipment and rare book 

collection - net [ Note C ] 

TOTAL PLANT FUNDS: 

ENDOWMENT AND SIMILAR FUNDS: [ Note B ] 
Investments, at cost [ Note D ] 



$ 


3,395 


$ 


3,870 




491,204 




784, 656 




72, 415 




57, 429 




169, 225 




135, 326 




86, 953 




52, 093 




1,696,810 




1,346, 170 




235,816 




171, 770 


s 


2,755,818 


S 


2, 551,314 


$ 


447, 641 


s 


441,793 




68, 357 




71,464 




15,512,524 




15,378,467 


$ 


16,028,522 


s 


15,891,724 


$ 


174,261,975 


$ 


167,520, 158 



TOTAL ENDOWMENT AND 
SIMILAR FUNDS 



S 174,261, 975 S 167, 520, 158 



See Notes lo Financial Slatements 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 



EXHIBIT A 



LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES 



1989 



1988 



OPERATING FUNDS: 
Accounts payable and accrued 

expenses 
Deferred restricted revenue [ Note G ] 
Fund balance [Exhibit B]- 

unrestricted 



645,702 $ 461,714 

1, 149, 104 866, 557 



961,012 



1,223,043 



TOTAL OPERATING FUNDS 

PLANT FUNDS: 
Interest payable [ Note D ] 
Long-term debt [ Note D ] 
Plant fund balance 
[Exhibit B] 



2,755,818 S 2,551,314 



302, 641 
7,781,879 

7, 944, 002 



306, 793 
7, 913, 100 

7,671,831 



TOTAL PLANT FUNDS 

ENDOWMENT AND SIMILAR FUNDS: 
Fund balances [Exhibit B]: 
True endowment 
Quasi-endowment: 
Restricted 
Unrestricted: 
Designated 
Undesignated 

TOTAL ENDOWMENT AND 
SIMILAR FUNDS 



16,028,522 $ 15,891,724 



35, 057, 842 

14, 780, 198 

8, 067, 288 
116,356,647 



S 33, 662, 026 

13, 988, 777 

7, 653, 289 
112,216,066 



$ 174,261,975 $ 167,520, 158 



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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT AND REVENUE, CAPITAL ADDITIONS AND 
CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 
[WITH COMPARATIVE TOTALS FOR 1988] 



OPERATING FUNDS 



UNRESTRICTED 



RESTRICTED 



SUPPORT AND REVENUE: 
Endowment income [net of 

management fees] 
Private gifts and grants 
Government contracts 
Total support and revenue 

EXPENSES: 

School of Mathematics 

School of Natural Sciences 

School of Historical Studies 

School of Social Science 

Libraries 

Director's Special Purpose Fund 

Administration and general 

Auxiliary activity - 

tenants' housing expenses, net of unrestricted 

revenue of $165, 281 in 1989 
Total expenses 

EXCESS [DEFICIENCY] OF SUPPORT AND 
REVENUE OVER EXPENSES 
BEFORE CAPITAL ADDITIONS 

CAPITAL ADDITIONS: 

Gifts and grants 

Realized gain on investments -net 

Investment income 

Total capital additions 

EXCESS [DEFICIENCY] OF SUPPORT AND 
REVENUE OVER EXPENSES 
AFTER CAPITAL ADDITIONS 

FUND BALANCES AT BEGINNING OF YEAR 

TRANSFERS: 

Plant acquisitions and principal debt service payments 

Quasi-endowment funds utilized 

Transfers to endowment and similar funds 

FUND BALANCES AT END OF YEAR 



$ 


7, 007, 413 


$ 2, 607, 153 




1,486 


2, 485, 889 
743, 919 




7, 008, 899 


5, 836, 961 




856, 256 


2,041,253 




1,456,908 


1,349,904 




1,628,693 


698, 780 
1,223,081 




995, 466 


166, 121 




230, 683 


41,221 




2, 339, 307 


5,691 



46, 757 



7, 554, 070 



[545, 171] 



[545, 171] 
1, 223, 043 



[1, 417, 592] 

1,779,962 

[79, 230] 

961,012 



100, 588 



5, 626, 639 



210, 322 



210, 322 



[210, 322] 



-0- 



See Notes to Financial Statements 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 



EXHIBIT B 



TOTAL 





ENDOWMENT 






PLANT 


AND SIMILAR 


TOTAL 1989 


TOTAL 1988 


FUNDS 


FUNDS 


ALL FUNDS 


ALL FUNDS 



S 9, 614, 566 




2, 487, 375 




743,919 




12, 845, 860 




2, 897, 509 $ 


188,759 


2,806,812 


339, 907 


2, 327, 473 


154,559 


1, 223, 081 


73, 947 


1, 161.587 


133, 165 


271,904 


6,122 


2, 344, 998 


190,594 



9, 614, 566 

2, 487, 375 

743, 919 



12, 845, 860 



3, 086, 268 
3, 146,719 
2, 482, 032 
1,297,028 
1,294,752 
278, 026 
2, 535, 592 



9, 118,811 

2, 258, 277 

728, 288 



12, 105,376 



3, 117,548 
2, 800, 320 
2, 152,381 
1,276,059 
1,288,254 
227, 117 
2, 141,803 



147, 345 



13, 180,709 



94,614 



1, 181,667 



241,959 



14, 362, 376 



309, 289 



13,312,771 



[334, 849] 



[1, 181,667] 



[1,516,516] 



[1,207,395] 



30, 665 $ 808, 634 

7, 423, 593 

5,581 

36, 246 8, 232, 227 



839, 299 

7, 423, 593 

5,581 



8, 268, 473 



411,644 

9, 108, 203 

2,218 



9, 522, 065 



[334,849] [1,145,421] 8,232,227 6,751,957 8,314,670 

1,223,043 7,671,831 167,520,158 176,415,032 168,100,362 



[1,417,592] 

1,779,962 

[289, 552] 

961,012 



1,417,592 



[1,779,962] 
289, 552 



7, 944, 002 $ 174,261,975 $ 183,166,989 $ 176,415,032 



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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FINANCIAL POSITION 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 [WITH COMPARATIVE 

TOTALS FOR 19881 



OPERATING PLANT 

FUNDS FUNDS 



RESOURCES PROVIDED: 

Deficiency of support and revenue over expenses 

before capital additions $ [334,849] $ [1,181,667] 

Capital additions: 

Gifts and grants 30, 665 

Realized gain on investments- net 

Investment income 5, 581 

Deficiency of support and revenue over expenses 

after capital additions [334, 849] [1, 145, 421] 

Items not using [providing] resources: 

Depreciation 1, 181, 667 

Amortization of debt issuance expense 3, 107 

Gain on disposition of investments 
Proceeds from sale of investments 
Proceeds from disposals of plant facilities 
Decrease in receivables 
Decrease in accrued income 

Increase in payables 183, 988 

Increase in deferred restricted revenue 282, 547 



Total resources provided 131, 686 39, 353 

RESOURCES USED: 

Purchases of investments 

Purchases of plant facilities and equipment 

Increase in receivables 

Increase in prepaid and other assets 

Increase in debt service fund deposits 

Increase in accrued income 

Decrease in payables 

Decrease in deferred restricted revenue 

Reduction of long-term debt 

Total resources used 

TRANSFERS: 

Plant acquisitions and principal debt service 

payments [1,417,592] 1,417,592 

Quasi-endowment funds utilized 1,779,962 

Transfers to endowment and similar funds [289, 552] 





1, 


.315,724 


83, 745 






64, 046 




5,848 


350, 640 




4, 152 




1, 


131,221 


498, 431 


456, 945 



Total transfers 72, 818 1,417,592 

INCREASE [DECREASE] IN CASH AND 

TEMPORARY INVESTMENTS S [293, 927] S -0- 



See Notes to Financial Statements 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 



EXHIBIT C 



ENDOWMENT 

AND SIMILAR 

FUNDS 



TOTAL 1989 
ALL FUNDS 



TOTAL 1988 
ALL FUNDS 



[1,516,516] S [1,207,395] 



808, 634 
7, 423, 593 



8, 232, 227 



839, 299 

7, 423, 593 

5,581 

6,751,957 



411,644 

9, 108, 203 

2,218 

8, 314, 670 



[7, 423, 593] 
512,306,937 



513, 115,571 



1, 181,667 
3, 107 
[7, 423, 593] 
512, 306, 937 



183, 988 

282, 547 

513,286,610 



1, 129,941 

3, 107 

[9, 108, 203] 

193, 638, 977 

555, 070 

103, 306 

26, 137 



194, 663, 005 



511, 185,644 
439, 784 



511,625,428 



511, 185,644 

1,315,724 

523, 529 

64, 046 

5,848 

350, 640 

4, 152 

131,221 
513, 580, 804 



188, 389, 912 

1,253,824 

248, 713 

3,025 

1, 100 

4, 515, 973 

101,080 

126, 222 

194, 639, 849 



[1,779,962] 

289, 552 

[1,490,410] 



[267] $ [294, 194] $ 



23, 156 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS JUNE 30, 1989 
A • SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

Basis of Presentation 

The accompanying financial statements are prepared on the accrual basis and are 
presented in accordance with recommendations contained in Audits of Certain 
Nonprofit Organizations issued by the American Institute of Certified Public 
Accountants. Certain prior year amounts presented for comparative purposes 
have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. 

Fund Accountin(;> 

The accounts of the Institute for Advanced Study [the "Institute"] are maintained 
in accordance with the principles of "fiand accounting." This is the procedure by 
which resources for various purposes are classified for accounting and reporting 
purposes into fijnds that are in accordance with activities or objectives specified. 
Separate accounts are maintained for each fijnd; however, in the accompanying 
financial statements, fiands that have similar characteristics have been combined 
into fiand groups. 

Fund balances restricted by outside sources are so indicated and are distinguished 
fi-om unrestricted fiands allocated or designated to specific purposes by action of the 
governing board. Externally restricted fiands may only be utilized in accordance 
with the purpose established by the grantor of such fiinds. In contrast, the govern- 
ing board retains fiall control over unrestricted fiands to use in achieving any of the 
Institute's objectives. 

True endowment fiands are subject to the restrictions of the gift: instruments 
which require that the principal be invested in perpetuity; income on such fiinds 
may be utilized without restriction. Quasi-endowment fiands have been estab- 
lished by the governing board to fianction as endowment fiands, and any portion 
of these fiands may be expended. Unrestricted fiands fimctioning as endowments 
have no external restrictions. However, certain of these fiands have been inter- 
nally designated to support specific needs of the Institute. 

All gains and losses arising from the sale, collection, or other disposition of 
investments and other non-cash assets are accounted for in the fund which 
owned such assets. Ordinary income earned on investments and receivables is 
generally accounted for in the fiand owning such assets. However, unrestricted 
income earned on investments of endowment and similar fiands is accounted for 
as revenue in unrestricted operating fiands, and restricted income is accounted for 
as deferred restricted revenue until used in accordance with the terms of the 
restriction or transferred to endowment and similar fiands. 



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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 



Plaiu Assets and Depreciation 

Uses of operating fUnds for plant acquisitions and principal debt service pay- 
ments are accounted for as transfers to plant funds. Proceeds from the sale of 
plant assets, if unrestricted, are transferred to operating flinds or, if restricted, to 
deferred amounts restricted for plant acquisitions. Depreciation is provided over 
the estimated usefiil lives of the respective assets on a straight-line basis [build- 
ings and capital improvements 20-40 years, equipment 3-6 years]. 

B ■ INVESTMENTS 

Investments purchased by the Institute are recorded at cost; investments 
received by gift are recorded at the fair market value at the date of donation. 

Endowment and similar funds investments at June 30, 1989 are comprised of 
the following: 





CARRYING 


MARKET 




VALUE 


VALUE 


Pooled investments: 






Cash equivalents 


S 39,481,405 


S 39,481.405 


Equity secunties 


65,861,850 


76, 583, 738 


Debt securities 


65, 386, 369 


66, 745, 284 


Mortgages and notes receivable 






from faculty and staff 


2, 825, 929 


2, 825,929 


Investment accounts receivable 


8, 342, 490 


8, 342, 490 


Investment accounts payable 


[7, 653, 993] 


[7, 653, 993] 


Total pooled investments 


174, 244, 050 


186, 324, 853 


Funds separately invested 


17. 925 


28. 088 


Total 


$ 174,261,975 


$ 186, 352, 941 



Marketable debt and equity securities are carried in the aggregate at lower of 
cost [amortized, in the case of debt securities] or market. Realized gains and 
losses are computed based on the average cost of the investment. 

Equity securities include the Institute's interest in partnerships with a carrying 
value of $27, 331, 913 at June 30, 1989. The Institute accounts for these 
investments on the equity basis and, accordingly, recognizes its proportionate 
share of ordinary income and realized gains and losses attributable to the invest- 
ments of the partnerships. The Institute's proportionate share of ordinary 
income and realized gains and losses was $114, 678 and $1, 469, 367, respec- 
tively, for the year ended June 30, 1989. 

Substantially all the assets of endowment and similar fiinds are pooled with each 
individual flind subscribing to or disposing of units on the basis of the market 



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value per unit, determined on a quarterly basis. Earnings per unit of the pooled 
investments for the year ended June 30, 1989, exclusive of realized gains and 
losses, amounted to $380 after deducting management fees. The following table 
summarizes changes in carrying and market values of the pooled investments: 



pooled assets 



market 

VALUE 



CARRYING 
VALUE 



NET 
CHANGE 



June 30, 1988 ! 

June 30, 1989 

Increase in 
unrealized 
appreciation 
for the year 
ended June 30, 
1989 

Realized net 
gain for the 
year ended 
June 30, 1989 

Net change for 
the year ended 
June 30, 1989 



175, 132, 460 
186, 324, 853 



167, 502, 233 
174, 244, 050 



7, 630, 227 
12,080,803 



4, 450, 576 



7, 423, 593 



MARKET 

VALUE 

PER 

UNIT 



6,885 
7,358 



$ 11,874,169 



C ■ PHYSICAL PLANT 

Physical plant and equipment are stated at the cost at date of acquisition, less 
accumulated depreciation. Library books, other than rare books, are not capi- 
talized. 
A summary of plant assets at June 30, 1989 follows: 



Land and improvements 

Buildings and improvements 

Equipment 

Rare book collecrion 

Total 

Less accumulated depreciation 



2, 354, 732 

21,247,823 

6, 200, 405 

199, 508 

30, 002, 468 

[14,489,944] 



Net book value 



$ 15,512,524 



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D • LONG-TERM DEBT 

A summary of long-term debt at June 30, 1989 follows: 

7.804%, 1980 - NJEFA $ 7, 865, 000 

Less unamortized bond discount [83, 121] 



Total long-term debt $ 7,781,879 



In July 1980, the Institute received proceeds of the Newjeney Educational Facil- 
ities Authority [NJEFA] offering of S8, 775, 000 Revenue Bonds, 1980 Series A, 
the Institute for Advanced Study Issue. The proceeds were used for the construc- 
tion of the West Building and the Dining Hall, as well as other construction and 
major remodeling projects of Institute facilities. 

The bonds are dated July 1 , 1 980, bear interest, payable semi-annually, at the net 
average annual rate of 7.804%, are subject to redemption at various prices and 
require principal payments and sinking fund instalments through July 1, 2011. 
Bond principal in the amount of $145, 000 matured on July 1, 1989, and bond 
pnncipal m the amount of $155, 000 [1990], $165, 000 [1991], $175, 000 [1992] 
and $185, 000 [1993] will mature on July 1 of the designated years. The obUga- 
tion to pay the Authority on a periodic basis, in the amounts sufficient to cover 
principal and interest due on the bonds, is a general obUgation of the Institute 
and is collateralized by United States Treasury Notes, 8.875%, due February 15, 
1996, with an aggregate face amount of $8, 625, 000. 

Interest expense on long-term debt for the year that ended June 30, 1989 was 
$624, 443, of which $302, 641 is payable at June 30, 1989. 

E • RETIREMENT PLANS 

Separate voluntary defined contribution retirement plans are in effect for faculty 
members and eligible staff personnel, both of which provide for annuities which 
are funded with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and/or the 
CoDege Retirement Equities Fund. Contributions for the year ended June 30, 
1989 amounted to $616,000. 

In addition to the formal plans, the Board of Trustees or the Director has, at var- 
ious times, authorized the payment of pensions to certain members, employees 
and the widow of a deceased member. Total pension payments which aggregat- 
ed $86,000 for the year ended June 30, 1989 have been charged to expense, and 
no reserves have been provided for pensions payable in subsequent years. 



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In addition to providing pension benefits, the Institute provides certain health 
care and life insurance benefits for retired employees and faculty. Substantially all 
of the Institute's employees may become eligible for those benefits if they reach 
nonnal retirement age while working for the Institute. The cost of retiree health 
care and life insurance benefits is recognized as expense as premiums are paid. 
For fiscal year 1989, those costs totalled approximately $100,000. 

F • FUNDS HELD IN TRUST BY OTHERS 

The Institute is the residuary beneficiary of a trust under the Will of George 
Placzek, Deceased, and upon the death of the life tenant will be entitled to 
receive the corpus thereof The approximate market value of the assets under 
the Will, as reported by the administrator of the Estate, aggregated $1,683, 000 as 
of June 30, 1 989 and is not included in the accompanying financial statements. 

G • CHANGES IN DEFERRED RESTRICTED REVENUE 

Restricted receipts, which are recorded initially as deferred restricted revenue, 
are reported as revenues when expended in accordance with the terms of the 
restriction or transferred to quasi-endowment funds. Changes in deferred 
restricted revenue amounts are as follows: 

TOTAL 

DEFERRED 

RESTRICTED 

REVENUE 

Balance at June 30, 1988 $ 866, 557 



Additions: 

Contributions, grants, etc. 

Net restricted endowment income 
Total additions 



3,512,355 
2, 607, 153 



6, 119,508 



Deducrions: 

Funds expended from contributions, grants, etc. 
Funds expended from restricted endowment 
Transfer to quasi-endowment funds 

Total deductions 



3, 229, 808 

2, 396, 831 

210, 322 

5, 836,961 



Balance at June 30, 1989 



149, 104 



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H • FUNCTIONAL ALLOCATION OF EXPENSES 

The costs of providing the various programs and other activities have been summa- 
rized on a flinctional basis in the statement of support and revenue, expenses, capital 
additions and changes in Rmd balances. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocat- 
ed among the programs and supporting services benefited. The costs incurred by the 
Instimte in operating both the Dining Hall [$323, 000, net of $333, 000 in revenues] 
and members' housing [$310, 000, net of $862, 000 in revenues] have been allocated 
among the programs and supporting services benefited. 



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THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES 
Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

Faculty 

GLEN W. BOWERSOCK 

GILES CONSTABLE 

JOHN H. ELLIOTT 

CHRISTIAN HABICHT 

PETER PARET [Andrew W. Mellon Professor] 

IRVING LAVIN 
MORTON WHITE [ -1988] 

Professors Emeriti 

MARSHALL CLAGETT 

FELIX GILBERT 

JAMES F. GILLIAM 

GEORGE F. KENNAN 

BENJAMIN D. MERITT* 

KENNETH M. SETTON 

HOMER A. THOMPSON 

MORTON WHITE [1988- ] 

* Deceased July 7, 1989 

Member with Lom^-Terni Appointment 

OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 



THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES 



Academic Activities of the Permanent Faculty 
Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

GLEN BOWERSOCK is the general editor of a new series of books on the ancient 
world. Two volumes of this series, published by Harvard University Press under 
the overall title Revealing Antiquity, appeared during the period covered by this 
report. During these two years Professor Bowersock published twenty-one articles 
on the Roman and early Byzantine empires, the pre-Islamic Arabs and ancient and 
modem historiography. He participated in several scholarly symposia and lectured 
at the University of Toronto, Boston University, Columbia and Yale as weO as 
delivering the Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures at the University of Michigan and 
the American Academy in Rome. This series of six lectures, entided "Hellenism 
in Late Antiquity," will be published in 1990 by the University of Michigan Press. 
He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1989. 

GILES CONSTABLE completed and submitted for publication The Cartulary of 
Homblieres and the Letters between Bernard Berenson and Charles H. Coster. Scholarly 
articles by Professor Constable were published in the Journal des Savants and in the 
book, Horizons marins, Itineraires spirituels. During the academic years 1987-88 and 
1988-89 he participated in numerous symposia and conferences. Sponsoring insti- 
tutions included Barnard College, the Medieval Academy of America, the Center 
for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [University of California at Los Angeles], 
Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, New 
York University and Dumbarton Oaks. He lectured at Harvard University, the 
University of Toledo, Mt. Holyoke College, the University of Utrecht in The 
Netherlands, the University of North Carolina and elsewhere. 

JOHN H. ELLIOTT'S publications during the period covered by this report included 
Spain and Its World, 1500-1700: Selected Essays. In 1987-88 he received the 
Medal of Honor of the Universidad Intemacional Menendez y Pelayo in Madrid, 
and the Spanish Ambassador to the United States conferred on him the Grand 
Cross of the Order of Alfonso X El Sabio in a ceremony at the Institute. At the 
end of the academic year 1988-89 Professor Elliott was appointed Regius Professor 
of Modem History at the University of Oxford, effective in the autumn of 1990. 

CHRISTIAN HABiCHT completed two books, Cicero the Politician and Cicero der Politiker 
The former will appear in the series, "Ancient Society and History," of The 
Johns Hopkins University Press; the latter will be published by C.H. Beck in 
Munich. Dunng the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89 Professor Habicht 
published eleven articles in American and European journals and contributed an 
essay to Bathron, a Festschrift for H. Drerup. He gave the annual C.A. Robinson 
Lecture at Brown University on "Cicero and Caesar." Some of the results of his 



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continuing research on late Hellenistic Athens were included in the first annual 
David Magie Lecture at Princeton University, which was subsequently pub- 
lished by Princeton University Press. 

During the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89 irving lavin continued his 
research on various periods of the history of European art and culture. He con- 
tributed an article, "Le Bemin et son image du Roi-Soleil," to the Festschrift in 
honor of Andre Chastel, which appeared in Rome in 1987. He also lectured 
and taught widely. As a participant in the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Pro- 
gram he taught at eight colleges and universities throughout the United States. 
He presented two series of lectures at the Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici 
in Naples. He was among the scholars featured in the television series, "Art of 
the Western World," a production of WNET in New York that was broadcast 
by public television throughout the country. 

At the beginning of the academic year 1988-89 peter paret's book. Art as History, 
was published by Princeton University Press. A German edition of this book has 
subsequendy appeared. During the period covered by this report two of Professor 
Paret's earlier book-length works were reissued in paperback editions: The Berlin 
Secession [Harvard University Press] and Carl von Clausewitz's classic. On War, edit- 
ed and translated with Michael Howard. Professor Paret published numerous schol- 
arly articles on various aspects of European history and historical interpretation. He 
lectured at Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and elsewhere. In 1987 
he was appointed Senior Fellow by Courtesy of the Hoover Institution, Stanford 
University, and in 1988 he was inducted into the American Philosophical Society. 



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Academic Activities of the Professors Emeriti 
Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

MARSHALL CLAGETT completed and published the first volume of Artcient Egyptian 
Science: A Source Book and worked on the volumes that wall follow. His Greek Science 
in Antiquity was reprinted with some corrections. 

FELLX GILBERT published A European Past: Memoirs 1905-1945 and a German edi- 
tion entided Lehrjahre im alten Europa: Erinnerungen 1905-1945. He completed a 
book of essays on Ranke and Burckhardt and published articles and reviews in 
American, German and English journals and papers. 

GEORGE KENNAN'S book. Sketches from a Life, was published by Pantheon Press in 
1989. Professor Kennan testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- 
tee, appeared in televised and print interviews, lectured widely and published 
numerous articles on Gorbachev, Gromyko, contemporary European affairs and 
"the German question." 

KENNETH M. SETTON completed the text of a book on Venice, Austria, and the 
Turks in the Seventeenth Century as well as the sixth and final volume of ^ History 
of the Crusades, of which he is editor-in-chief His 1956 work, Tlie Byzantine 
Background to the Italian Renaissance, appeared in Greek translation. 

HOMER A. THOMPSON continues to be involved in the publication program of the 
excavation of the Athenian Agora under the auspices of the American School of 
Classical Studies. Three new volumes — one dealing with inscriptions and two 
with the Athenian courts of law — are now in manuscript, and several other vol- 
umes are nearing completion. 

MORTON WHITE'S book, Philosophy, "Tlie Federalist, " and the Constitution, was 
published in 1987 and reprinted as a paperback in 1989. Articles have appeared 
in Rutgers Law Review, Ethics and the German journal Dialectica. During both 
years Professor White served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rutgers Uni- 
venity. In September 1989 he participated in a conference on advanced study 
sponsored by the newly established International Institute for Advanced Studies 
in Kyoto. 



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MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

Academic Year 1987-88 



ELIZABETH BEATSON 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Medieval art history • a 

PAUL BINSKl 

Goiwilk and Caius College, University of 

Cambridge, United Kingdom 

Figurative arts at the English court, 1250-1350 

KLAUS BRJNGMANN 

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, 
Federal Republic of Germany 
Ancient history 

CARLRJCHARD BROHL 

University of Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany 
Medieval history 

KISOR K. CHAKRABARTI 

Calcutta University, Calcutta. India 
Ancient logic 

INGA V. CLENDINNEN 

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia 
Pre-conquest Mexico • F 

KEVIN CLINTON 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Greek epigraphy 

PENELOPE J. CORFIELD 

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, 
University of Lx>ndon, United Kingdom 
Modem British history • F 

JOHN M. DILLON 

Trinity College, University of Dublin, 

Republic of Ireland 

Later Greek philosophy ■ s 

LAWRENCE G.J. DUGGAN 

University of Delaware, Newark 
Medieval history 

JAMES D. FARQUHAR 

University of Maryland, College Park 
Late Medieval manuscript painting • s 



JOSEP M. FRADERA 

Universitad Autimoma de Barcelona 
Spanish-Amencan history • a 

EDMOND FREZOULS 

Universite des Sciences Humaines, 

Strasbourg, France 

History of the eastern Roman empire ■ f 

CHIARA FRUGONI 

University of Pisa, Italy 

Medieval iconography and history • F 

DANIELA C. GALLAVOTTI 

Universita degli Studi di Roma, Rome, Italy 
Roman 1 6th century painting • vf 

STEPHEN GARDNER 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Gothic architecture 

LEOPOLD GENICOT 

Catholic University ofLouvain, Belgium 
Medieval social history • f 

PETER J. GODMAN 

Pembroke College, University of Oxford, 

United Kingdom 

History of classical tradition • F 

gyOrgy gyOrffy 

Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 

Budapest 

Medieval history • f 

MARCIA B. HALL 

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Italian Renaissance painting ■ vs 

Olrich hausmann 

University of Tubingen, Federal Republic of 

Germany 

Classical archaeology ■ vf 

MICHAEL F. HENDY 

University of Birmingham , United Kingdom 
Late Roman and Byzantine history 



F First Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member wilh Lx>ng Term Appointment 

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THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES 



HENNING H KOHLER 

Free Viiwenity of Berlin, Federal Republic 

of Certnany 

Gcmian political history 

LUBOMiR KONECNY 

Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague 
17th-century Spanish painting • F 

STEPHAN KUTTNER 

Uniuersily of California, Berkeley 
Medieval canon law • vf 

BARRY J. LEVY 

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 
American colonial history 

JOSEPH H. LYNCH 

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 
Medieval European social history • s 

FIENRY I. MACADAM 

Princeton , New Jersey 

History of the Roman Near East • A 

DOMENICO MAFFEl 

University of Rome, Italy 
Medieval legal history • F 

CHARLES E. MCCLELLAND, III 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 
Modem German history 

JAMES V. H. MELTON 

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 
History of historiography • F 

JOHN MONFASANI 

State University of New York, Albany 
Renaissance intellectual history 

E. WILLIAM MONTER 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
Early modem European history 

DANIEL MORAN 

Princeton, New Jersey 

Late 18th-century and early 19th-century 

German history • a 

JOHN E. MURDOCH 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Medieval philosophy and science 



LAWRENCE NEES 

University of Delaware, Newark 

Early medieval manuscript painting • S 

OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 

Princeton, New Jersey 

History of exact sciences in antiquity • M 

ROBERT R. PALMER 

Princeton, New Jersey 
18th-century European history ■ v 

LORENZ B. PUNTEL 

University of Munich, Federal Republic oj Germany 
History of philosophy 

MICFIAEL C. J. PUTNAM 

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 
Latin literature 

BRYAN P. REARDON 

University of California, Irvine 

Greek literature of the Roman empire 

LEIGHTON D. REYNOLDS 

Brasenose College, University oj Oxford, 

United Kingdom 

Latin literature and textual criticism 

WOLFGANG H.R.A. SCHIERING 

University of Mannheim, Federal Republic 
of Germany 
Greek art 

BERNHARD SCHIMMELPFENNIG 

University of Augsburg, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

History of Rome in the middle ages • s 

MORRIS SLAVIN 

Youngstown State University, Yoimgstown, Ohio 
Modem European history 

ROBERT SOMERVILLE 

Columbia University, New York City 
Medieval church history 

ALDO STELLA 

University of Padua, Italy 
American intellectual history • S 

LAWRENCE STONE 

Princeton University 
British history • v 



V Visitor ■ A Research Assistanl ■ B. Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor 



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WILLIAM B. TAYLOR 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville 

Spanish-American colonial history • f 

HANS J. TORKE 

Free University of Berlin, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

Early modem Russian history • s 

STEPHEN V. TRACY 

Ohio State University, Columbus 
Greek epigraphy 

THEODORE WEISS 

Princeton University 

English and creative writing ■ v 



MARIT WERENSKIOLD 

University of Oslo, Noni'ay 
Modem painting • s 

ROBERT WILLIAMS 

Princeton, Neu' Jersey 

Itahan Renaissance art history • A 

HENRI T. ZERNER 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
French Renaissance art • F 

MOSHE I. ZIMMERMANN 

Hebrew University, Jerusalem , Israel 
Modem German history 



MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

Acadcmw tciir IVSS-SV 



SUSAN D. AMUSSEN 

Connecticut College, Neu' London, Connecticut 
Social history of early modem England • v 

ELIZABETH BEATSON 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Medieval art history • a 

SUZANNE p. BLIER 

Columbia University, New York City 
African art • s 

KENNETH BOURNE 

London School of Economics, University of 
London, United Kingdom 
19th-century British history • S 

VnrORE BRANCA 

University of Padua, Italy 
Philology and history of art • f 

JANE CHANCE 

Rice University, Houston, Texas 
Medieval thought 

WILLIAM A. CHILDS 

Princeton University 
Classical archaeology • vf 



STUART CLARK 

University College of Swansea, United Kingdom 
Early modern intellectual history 

WILLIAM J. COURTENAY 

University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Medieval intellectual history ■ s 

JANE W. CRAWFORD 

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 

California 

Latin literature 

PETER J. DUIGNAN 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 

Modern European history • F 

JEAN H. DUNBABIN 

St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 
Medieval history ■ s 

WALTER EDER 

Free University of Berlin, Federal Republic 
of Germany 
Ancient history 

LISA FARBER 

Princeton University 
Northern Renaissance art • a 



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DENIS F. FHSSEL 

College de France, Paris, France 

Greek epigraphy of the later Roman Empire 

ANTONIO FEROS 

Unh'ersidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain 
Spanish history • A 

JOHN V. FLEMING 

Princeton Unwersity 
Medieval history - v 

ROY FOSTER 

Birkbeck College, University of London, 
United Kingdom 
Biography of W. B. Yeats 

MARC FUMAROLI 

College de France, Paris, France 

History of French language: sixteenth and 

seventeenth centuries • v 

MERCEDES GARCIA-ARENAL 

Unii'ersidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain 
History of western Islam 

JASPER GRIFFIN 

Balliol College, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 
Classical literature ■ vs 

MIRIAM T. GRIFFIN 

Somen'ille College, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 
Roman history • s 

ALBERT N. HAMSCHER 

Kansas State University, Manhattan 
Early modem French history 

PETER B. HUMFREY 

University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom 
Venetian Renaissance art ■ F 

ANNA KARTSONIS 

University of Washington , Seattle 
Byzantine art • v 

CAROLYN KAY 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
Modern history • A 



LAWRENCE J. F. KEPPIE 

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 
Roman military epigraphy • s 

MACGREGOR KNOX 

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 
Modem European history 

RICHARD KRAUTHHMER 

Bibliotheca Hertziana [Max Planck Institute], 

Rome, Italy 

History of architecture ■ F 

MARCIA KUPFER 

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 
Romanesque wall painting in central France 

ROBERT E. LERNER 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
Medieval history 

MEREDITH P. LILLICH 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 
Stained glass of eastern France, 1250-1325 • f 

PETER A. LINEMAN 

St. John's College, University of Cambridge, 

United Kingdom 

Medieval Spanish history ■ f 

FIENRY I. MACADAM 

Princeton, New Jersey 

History of the Roman Near East • A 

MURDO J. MACLEOD 

University of Florida, Gainesville 
Mexican history 

GLORIA S. MERKER 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 
Classical archaeology • s 

WILLIAM E. METCALF 

American Numismatic Society, New York City 
Roman numismatics 

LUDOJ. R.MILIS 

University of Ghent, Belgium 

Medieval religious and social history • s 

A. LLOYD MOOTE 

University of Southern California, Los Angeles 
Early modem French history 



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OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 

Princeton, New Jersey 

History of exact sciences in antiquity • M 

knut w. nOrr 

Unipersity of Tubingen, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

Medieval legal history ■ s 

ROBERT R PALMER 

Princeton, New Jersey 
18th-century European history • v 

RICHARD PATTERSON 

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 

Modal logic and metaphysics in Aristotle's 

Organon ■ s 

DEBRA PINCUS 

University of British Columbia, 
Vancouver, Canada 
Venetian Renaissance art 

PETER J. RHODES 

University of Durham, United Kingdom 
Ancient history 

MICHAEL RICHTER 

University of Constance, Federal Republic 
of Germany 
Medieval history • f 

JOHN M. RIDDLE 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh 
Greek scientific texts ■ F 

STEVEN W. ROWAN 

University of Missouri, St. Louis 
16th-century legal history 

MIRI RUBIN 

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 
Medieval social and religious history 



GEORGE SALIBA 

Columbia University, New York City 
Planetary theories in the Middle Ages 

MAURICE SARTRE 

University of Tours, France 
History of the Roman Near East 

PETER L. SCHMIDT 

University of Constance, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

Latin historians of the early empire • F 

UDO W. SCHOLZ 

University of Wiirzburg, Federal Republic 
of Germany 
Roman rehgion ■ F 

CHRISTINE SMITH 

Georgetown University, Florence, Italy 
Renaissance architectural history 

FRITZ STERN 

Columbia University, New York City 
Modem European history ■ vf 

GABRIEL TORTELLA 

University ofAlcala de Henares, Spain 
Modem economic history • s 

DAVID E. UNDERDOWN 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
17th-century English history 

ISSER WOLOCH 

Columbia University, New York City 
18th-century French history ■ F 



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Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

Faculty 

ENRICO BOMBIERJ [IBM von Neumann Professor] 
ARMAND BOREL [Herman Weyl Professor] 

LUIS A. CAFFARELLI 

PIERRE DELIGNE 

ROBERT P. LANGLANDS 

JOHN w. MILNOR [Oswald Veblen Professor] 

THOMAS SPENCER 

Professor Emeriti 

DEANE MONTGOMERY 
ATLE SELBERG 

ANDRE AX^IL 
HASSLER WHITNEY* 

* Deceased May \0. 1989 



Institute for advanced study 



Academic Activities of the School: Academic Year 1987-88 

In informal collaboration with the School of Natural Sciences and with the help 
of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the School of Mathematics held 
a program in string theory during the academic year 1987-88. It invited a num- 
ber of senior mathematicians and mathematical physicists, and they led seminars 
on string theory and related topics. 

There were three seminars on conformal field theory: D. Friedan and S. Shenker, 
term I; G. Segal, term I; and P. Goddard, term II. In addition, D. Olive held one 
on algebraic aspects of string theory; it was continued by J. Lepowsky and I. 
Frenkel, who discussed orbifold conformal field theory, aiming at the construction 
of a remarkable finite group called the Monster. Parallel lectures on the last topic 
were given by P. Deligne. M. Atiyah led a senunar on applications to 3-dimen- 
sional and 4— dimensional manifolds of ideas coming from physics. 

In term II, E. Witten continued with a series of lectures that presented a more 
powerftil heuristic approach to some of the same questions. The supergeometry 
seminar in term I was also related to physics, the theory it expounded being an 
outgrowth of the treatment by physicists of Fermi fields. 

In all these seminars an effort was made to have the fint lectures undersundable to 
the non— specialist. The presence of both mathematicians and mathematical physi- 
cists in the audience and the corresponding need for communication were hclpfial. 

The School also had a much smaller group on Drinfel'd modules. The parallels 
between the field Q of rational numbers and the fields Fp(X) of rational fijnc- 
tions over a finite field are well known, and Drinfel'd modules are a new version 
of this old idea. Several visitors presented their work on the subject. 

In their seminar on the Oppenheim conjecture, A. Borel and G. Prasad 
expounded Margulis's results on the approximation of numbers by the values of 
irrational quadratic forms and presented a generalization to number fields. 
Although the results have an arithmetic ring, the methods are group theoretic. 

In the academic year 1987-88 the School also sponsored a seminar on partial dif- 
ferential equations, held jointly with Princeton University; a seminar on differ- 
ential geometry; and the customary seminars on dynamical systems, number 
theory and topology. In addition, the members' seminar provided an opportuni- 
ty for all visitors to describe their own research, regardless of the field. 

In November 1987, the 11th Marston Morse Memorial Lecture, entided "The 
Einstein-Hilbert Variational Problem on the Space of Riemannian Metrics," was 
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The Herman Weyl Lectures were given by L. KadanofF on "Chaos and Univer- 
sality" [three lectures, January 26-February 4, 1988]. Lectures in commemoration 
of Ame Beurling were given on January 4, 1988 by L. Carleson, P. Malliavin and 
L. Ahlfors. 

Academic Activities of the School: Academic Year 1988—89 

In the academic year 1988-89 the School had a special program on dynamical 
systems and invited L. Carleson as distinguished visiting professor. The dynami- 
cal systems seminar was very active, often meeting two or three times a week. 
Among many other topics and speakers in this seminar, Professor Carleson gave 
several lectures explaining the proof due to him and M. Benedicks, that the 
Henon map has a so-called strange attractor. The Henon map is a simple area- 
contracting map from two-dimensional space to itself that exhibits a complicated 
chaotic behavior when iterated in computer simulation. Despite many attempts, 
until Carleson's work with Benedicks, this behavior, which is also observed in 
many physical systems with dissipation, could not be explained analytically. 

A. Douady gave the 12th Marston Morse Memorial Lectures. The lectures, 
entided "Holomorphic Surgery," took place on December 5, 7 and 8 and dealt 
with holomorphic dynamical systems. 

There were two other smaller areas of concentration, with only a few visitors: 
partial differential equations and representations of p-adic groups. In particular, 
there was a seminar devoted primarily to a presentation of the work of C. Bush- 
nell, P. Kutzko and L. Morris on GLn, as their research developed during the 
course of their visit. 

In term I, a seminar on "Lie groups and quadratic forms" continued the previous 
year's seminar on approximations by irrational quadratic forms and then contin- 
ued in term 11 as a seminar on "locally symmetric varieties." 

In the number-theory seminar, G. Fallings gave a series of talks on his recent 
work on p-adic cohomology of algebraic varieties in term I. Then, during term 
II, E. Bombieri gave a course on diophantine approximation. 

In July, good use was made of the facilities of the Institute by the Clavius group, 
a group of Catholic mathematicians, mainly geometers, who assembled here for 
a month of seminars and discussions. 

As usual, the organized activities of the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89 are to 
be viewed only as a part of the matiiematical Hfe at the Institute. Of equal, or greater, 
importance are individual research and the many informal discussions between members 
and faculty, for which the Institute provides a most favorable environment. 



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MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 
Academic year 1 987-88 



GREG W. ANDERSON 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
Arithmetic algebraic geometry ■ F 

MICHAEL ATIYAH 

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 

United Kingdom 

Algebraic geometry and global analysis • F 

ILYA J. BAKELMAN 

Texas A & M University, College Station 
Nonlinear partial diflferential equations 

MLADEN BESTVINA 

University of California , Los Angeles 
Low-dimensional topology 

FREDERIC V. BEN 

Princeton University 
Representation theory • f 

JOAN S. BIRMAN 

Barnard College, Columbia University, 
New York City 
Low-dimensional topology ■ s 

jean-benoIt bost 

Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France 

String theory ■ s 

JOHN L. BRYANT 

Florida State University, Tallahassee 
Geometric topology • F 

DAVID C. BRYDGES 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville 
Mathematical physics • F 

NICHOLAS p. BUCHDAHL 

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 
Several complex variables, gauge theory, 
twistor theory 

DAVID H. COLLINGWOOD 

University of Oregon, Eugene 
Representations of Lie groups • F 

BRIAN CONREY 

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 
Analytic number theory 



LOUIS CRANE 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Mathematical physics • v 

PERCY A. DHFT 

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 
New York University, New York City 
Inverse problems and completely 
integrable systems • f 

VINCENT DELLAPIETRA 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Mathematical physics, geometry 

RONALD J. DIPERNA 

University of California , Berkeley 
Nonlinear partial differential equations ■ S 

LAWRENCE C. EVANS 

University of Maryland, College Park 
Nonhnear partial differencial equations • S 

ALEX J. FHNGOLD 

State University of New York, Binghamton 
Kac-Moody Lie algebras 

IGOR B. FRENKEL 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
Infinite-dimensional Lie algebras and 
string theory 

DANIEL FRIEDAN 

University of Chicago, Illinois 
Mathematical physics 

ernest-ulrich gekeler 

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, 
Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany 
Drinfeld modules 

HENRI A. GILLET 

University of Illinois at Chicago 
String theory • f 

PETER GODDARD 

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 
String theory • s 



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LISA R. GOLDBERG 

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 

New York City 

Conformal dynamical systems 

DAVID GOSS 

Ohio State University, Columbus 
Anthmedc algebraic geometry 

MICHAEL HANDEL 

Lehman College, City University of New York, 

New York City 

Dynamical systems and topology 

HELMUT HOFER 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 
New Jersey 

Differential equations and dynamical 
systems • f 

LYMAN KURD 

Princeton University 
Dynamical systems • a 

STEVEN E. HURDER 

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Analysis and differential invariants of open 

manifolds and foliations • f 

JACQUES C. HURTUBISE 

University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada 
Geometry and mathematical physics 

SERGIO R. IDELSOHN 

Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 

Santa Fe, Argentina 

Numerical solutions of fluid mechanics 

problems 

RONALD S. IRVING 

University of Washington, Seattle 
Representation theory of Lie algebras 

FHROSHI ITO 

Nagoya University, Japan 
Number theory 

HERVE M. JACQUET 

Columbia University, New York City 
Automorphic representations • f 

MOSHEJARDEN 

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Galois theory 



jOrgenjost 

University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Federal 

Republic of Germany 

Partial differential equations 

NIKY KAMRAN 

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 
Geometric methods for differential equations 

CHRISTIAN KASSEL 

National Center of Scientific Research, 

Strasbourg, France 
Algebraic K-theory 

GERHARD F. KNIEPER 

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 
Differential geometry, dynamical systems 

FRIEDRICH KNOP 

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
Algebraic groups 

MARVIN I. KNOPF 

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Modular forms and modular integrals • s 

PETER B. KRONHEIMER 

Balhol College, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 
Differential geometry 

JEAN-FRANQOIS LEON 

University of Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France 
Mathematical physics • vs 

JAMES LEPOWSKY 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 
Infinite-dimensional Lie theory 

JOSHUA A. LESLIE 

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
Infinite-dimensional Lie groups 

FANG HUA LIN 

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 
New York University, New York City 
Partial differential equations and geometric 
measure theory • s 

XIAO-SONG UN 

University of California , San Diego 
Knots and links, topology of 3- and 
4-manifolds • s 



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ANDREW J. MAJDA 

Princeton Lhnversity 
Applied mathematics • S 

ALBERT MARDEN 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
KJeinian groups • F 

GORDANNA MATIC 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Geometry and topology of 4-manifolds 

HIROO MIKl 

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan 
Algebra and algebraic number theory • vs 

CLAUDE MITSCHI 

Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France 
Differential Galois groups • v 

WERNER MOLLER 

Academy of Sciences of the German 
Democratic Republic, Berlin 
Global analysis, spectral theory ■ F 

RALPH W. OBERSTE-VORTH 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Complex analytic dynamics 

DAVID I. OLIVE 

Imperial College of Science and Technology, 
University of London, United Kingdom 
String theory 

ROBERT A. OLIVER 

University ofAarhus, Denmark 
Topology • F 

KYEWON K. PARK 

Bryn Maut College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 
Dynamical systems 

N4ARK POLLICOTT 

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
Ergodic theory and dynamical systems 

GOPAL PRASAD 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 
Bombay, India 

Arithmetical questions on semi-simple 
algebraic groups 



TRIVANDRUM R. RAMADAS 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 
Bombay, India 
String theory 

PAUL F. RINGSETH 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Automorphic forms 

VINCENT RTVASSEAU 

Center for Tlieoretical Physics, Palaiseau, France 
String theory ■ s 

ALVANY ROCHA-CARIDI 

Baruch College, City University of New York, 
New York City 

Representation theory of infinite-dimensional 
Lie algebras 

MIHAIL-RADU ROSU 

Princeton, Nav Jersey 
Integral geometry 

MAREK R RYCFILIK 

University of IVashington , Seattle 
Dynamical systems 

KLAUS SCHMIDT 

University of Warwick, United Kingdom 
Ergodic theory ■ s 

MARIA E. SCHONBEK 

University of California, Santa Cruz 
Nonlinear partial differential equations • S 

JALAH SFL\TAH 

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 

New York 

University, New York City 

Partial differential equations • s 

TAKAHIRO SHIOTA 

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 
Algebraic geometry 

PANAGIOTIS E. SOUGANIDIS 

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 
Nonlinear partial differential equations • vs 

STEVEN I. SPERBER 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
Arithmetic algebraic geometry • f 



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JOEL SPRUCK 

University ofMasSiKlwselts, Amherst 
Nonlinear partial differential equations • S 

JAMES D. STASHEFF 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Applications of algebraic topology to 
theoretical physics ■ F 

ULRICH STUHLER 

Bergische Universit'dt, Wuppertal, 
Federal Republic of Germany 
Arithmetic algebraic geometry ■ s 

HIROTAKA TAMANOI 

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 

Maryland 

[Hyperjelliptic genera and string theory 

DINESH S. THAKUR 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Number theory and Dnnfeld modules 

ARMANDO TREIBICH 

University oj Rennes I, Rennes, France 
Korteweg-DeVries equations and 
Riemann surfaces 

JUAN L. VASQUEZ 

Universidad Autonoma dc Madrid, Spain 
Nonlinear partial differential equations • vf 

T. N. VENKATARAMANA 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 

Bombay, India 

Discrete subgroups of Lie groups and 

arithmetic 



ROBERT L. WILSON 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 
Lie algebras 

MARIUSZ WODZICKI 

Princeton, New Jersey 

Noncommutative differential geometry, 

global analysis, algebraic geometry 

SCOTT A. WOLPERT 

University of Maryland, College Park 
Deformation and spectral theory of 
Riemann surfaces • s 

HORNG-TZER YAU 

Princeton University 
Mathematical physics 

JING YU 

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 

People's Republic of China 

Number theory and algebraic geometry 

MILJENKO ZABCIC 

University of Utah, Sah Lake City 
Representations of semi-simple Lie groups 

RADU ZAHAROPOL 

Ohio State University, Columbus 
Ergodic theory of positive operators in 
Banach lattices 



MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 
Academic Vrar 1988-89 



WILLIAM ABIKOFF 

University of Connecticut , Storrs 
Teichmiiller theory - physics and 
Kleinian groups ■ s 

MICFL\EL BENEDICKS 

Royal Institute of Technology, 
Stockholm, Sweden 
Dynamical systems • s 



DENIS BERNARD 

Princeton University 
Kac-Moody algebras 

PAUL BLANCFL\RD 

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 
Complex analytic dynamical systems • F 



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CIPRIAN SORJN BORCEA 

National Institute for Scientific and Technical 
Creation, Bucharest, Romania 
Torelli problems for complete intersections; 
algebraic geometry ■ as 

HENDRK J. M. BOS 

Mathematical Institute, University of Utrecht, 
Hie Netherlands 

Mathematics of the period 1550-1750: concept 
of construction and representation of curves • f 

COLIN J. BUSHNELL 

King's College, University of London, 
United Kingdom 

Representation theory of p-adic groups and 
related arithmetic 

LENNART A. E. CARLESON 

Royal Institute of Technology, 
Stockholm, Sweden 
Analysis ■ D 

FRANCESCO CASERTA 

University of Naples, Italy 

Algebraic topology and homological algebra ■ v 

ANTONIO CORDOBA 

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 
Nonlinear partial differential equations 

STEPHEN A. DELLAPIETRA 

University of Texas, Austin 
Mathematical physics 

RONALD J. DIPERNA 

University of California, Berkeley 
Partial differential equations • F 

albert EDRH 

San Diego State University, San Diego, California 
Entire and meromophic functions with 
applications ■ v 

LAWRENCE C. EVANS 

University of Maryland, College Park 

Partial differential equations • F 

GERD FALTINGS 

Princeton University 

Arithmetic algebraic geometry • f 



PAUL S. FAN 

University of Arizona, Tucson 
Group theory • s 

GIOVANNI FELDER 

Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, SuHtzerland 
Quantum field theory 

MANOUSSOS GRILLAKJS 

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 
New York University, New York City 
Non-hnear partial differential equations, 
nonlinear functional analysis 

JOHN GUCKENHEIMER 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Dynamical systems 

THOMAS WILLIAM HAWKINS 

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 
History of mathematics [Lie algebras] 

GUY HENNIART 

University of Paris [South], Orsay, France 
Representation of reductive groups over 
local fields ■ s 

MICHAEL HERMAN 

Ecole Poly technique, Palaiseau, France 
Dynamical systems 

LYMAN HURD 

Princeton University 
Dynamical systems • VF 

STEWART DORIN JOHNSON 

Mathematical Sciences Institute, Cornell University, 

Ithaca, New York 

Ergodic theory, dynamic systems 

PETER JONES 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
Harmonic analysis • s 

SWAN KIM 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Nonlinear dynamics, chaos ■ v 

JOSEPH J. KOFIN 

Princeton University 
Complex manifolds 



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PETER B. KRONHHMER 

Balliol College, University of Oxford, 

United Kingdom 

Differential geometry, hyperkahler manifolds, 

Yang-Mills theory 

SHRAWAN KUMAR 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 
Bombay, India 

Geometry and topology of Kac-Moody groups 
and their flag varieties 

PHILIP KUTZKO 

University of Iowa, Iowa City 
Representation theory of p-adic groups 

MICHAEL LARSEN 
Princeton Unii^rsity 
Arithmetic algebraic geometry 

DIMITRY A. LETTES 

Stockholm University, Sweden 

Supermanifold theory and its applications to 

mathematical physics • s 

ELLIOTT LIEB 

Princeton University 
Mathematical physics - s 

JORAM LINDENSTRAUSS 

Hebrew University, Jerusalem , Israel 
Convexity, Banach spaces, nonlinear 
fiinctional analysis • f 

GEORGE LUSZTIG 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Representations of finite and p-adic groups ■ F 

DAVID C. MANDERSCHHD 

University of Iowa, Iowa City 
Representation theory of p-adic groups 

HISAYOSI MATUMOTO 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Representation theory of semisimple 
Lie groups, algebraic analysis 

DIANE MEUSER 

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 
Number theory, algebraic geometry 



VITAUMILMAN 

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Functional analysis, convexity, isoperimetric 
inequalities • F 

JAMES S. MILNE 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Arithmetic geometry ■ F 

MICHAL MISIUREWICZ 

Institute of Mathematics , University of 
Warsaw, Poland 
Dynamical systems • s 

LAWRENCE E. MORRIS 

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Representation theory of p-adic groups 

MOTOHICO MULASE 

University of California, Los Angeles 
Global analysis, algebraic analysis, infinite 
dimensional geometry 

ALAN M. NADEL 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Complex algebraic geometry 

TSU-ANN PENG 

National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Group theory ■ vs 

JONATHAN PILA 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 
Number theory, algorithmic problems 

IGOR RHDER 

University of Oklahoma, Norman 
Algebraic geometry 

ROGER W. RICHARDSON 

Austrahan National University, Canberra 
Algebraic groups, mathematics ■ F 

PAUL F. RINGSETH 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Automorphic forms, Selberg trace formula 

THOMAS B. RUSHING 

University of Utah, Sah Lake City 
Geometric topology 

MAREK R. RYCHLIK 

University of Washington, Seattle 
Dynamical systems 



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MORJHIKO SAITO 

Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 
Kyoto University, Japan 
D-modules and Hodge theory 

MARIA ELENA SCHONBEK 

University ofCaUfornia, Santa Cruz 
Non-linear partial differential equations ■ F 

JIAN-Yl SHI 

East China Normal University, Shanghai, 

People's Republic of China 

Representation theory of algebraic groups 

MITSUHIRO SHISHIKURA 

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 
Dynamical systems, especially complex 
analytic dynamical systems 

EUGENE SORETS 

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 
New York University, New York City 
Dynamical systems • a 

BIRGrr E. M. SPEH 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Representation theory of semisimple 
Lie groups • s 

JOEL SPRUCK 

University of Massachusetts , Amherst 
Partial differential equations ■ F 

SUSAN G. STAPLES 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Quasiconformal mappings and harmonic 
analysis 

MARK A. stern 

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 
Differential geometry 

PETER F. STILLER 

Texas A & M University, College Station 
Algebraic geometry, automorphic forms 



GRZEGORZ SWIATEK 

Institute of Mathematics , Polish Academy of 

Sciences, Warsaw 

The theory of one-dimensional dynamical 

systems 

HIROTAKA TAMANOI 

Princeton, New Jersey 

[Hyper] elliptic genera and string theory 

DONNA M. TESTERMAN 

Ohio State University, Cohmibus 
Algebraic and finite groups 

FRANCISCO P. THAINE 
University of Campinas, Brazil 
Cyclotomic fields, ideal class groups, 
unit groups and related topics 

DINESH S. TFIAKUR 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Number theory, especially theory of Drinfeld 
modules 

GANG TIAN 

Han'ard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Differential geometry 

GERARD A. VENEMA 

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Geometric topology • f 

YOSEF YOMDIN 

Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel 
Dynamical systems, analysis 

LAI-SANG YOUNG 

University of Arizona, Tucson 
Dynamical systems • f 

THOMAS F. ZINK 

University of Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany 
Arithmetical algebraic geometry 



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Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

Faculty 
STEPHEN L. ADLER [Ncw Jersey Albert Einstein Professor] 

JOHN N. BAHCALL 
FREEMAN J. DYSON 

PIET HUT 

FRANK WILCZEK * 

EDWARD WITTEN 

* Appointed in the academic year 1988-89 

Members with Lon^Temj Appointments 

JULIAN H. BIGELOW 
OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 



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Academic Activities of the Faculty Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

During these two academic years Stephen l. adler's research fell into three prin- 
cipal areas. His work on overrelaxation algorithms for Monte Carlo analysis had 
its genesis in a paper he wrote in 1981; he returned to this set of problems, pub- 
hshing a paper and speaking at conferences in Tallahassee and at Fermilab. His 
work in the area of quatemionic quantum mechanics will produce a book in 
which he details the quatemionic analogs of many of the results of standard non- 
relativistic quantum mechanics. He also dealt with the problems involved in a 
new approach to grand unification theory. During the academic year 1988-89 
he taught the Intermediate Quantum Mechanics course at Princeton University. 
Professor Adler received the 1988 J. J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical 
Society "for his work in elucidating the consequences of chiral symmetry 
through sum rules and low energy theorems." 

JOHN n. bahcall's main activity dunng the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89 
was the writing of a book entided Neutrino Astrophysics. It was published by Cam- 
bridge University Press in April 1989. The book summarizes the main achieve- 
ments and the fijture challenges of the subject, as preparations for understanding 
the new data that will be provided by experiments in progress. 

freeman J. DYSON devoted most of his time during the period covered by this 
report to work in pure mathematics and to reflecrions on broader aspects of sci- 
ence and society. The work in mathematics was stimulated by the 100th 
anniversary in 1987 of the birth of the great Indian scholar, Ramanujan, who 
died in 1920 leaving interesting problems unsolved. Professor Dyson's work on 
more general and public issues expressed itself in several lectures. These included 
the Danz Lectures, given at the University of Washington in 1 988 under the 
tide, "On Being the Right Size: Reflecrions on the Ecology of Scientific Pro- 
jects," and a lecture at Yale University's Gibbs 150th Anniversary Symposium in 
May 1989 on "Willard Gibbs and the Teaching of Science." His book, Infmite in 
All Directions, won the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, and he was elected to 
the status of Associe Etranger of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris. 

PIET HUT'S research has continued to focus on the interface between computer 
science and astrophysics. Following contacts with an innovative company that 
produces a parallel computer with more than 65,000 processors, he collaborated 
with the company's scientists and colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology and Tokyo University to develop astrophysical software for parallel 
computers. The immediate results have been published; in time this project 
may lead to a new generation of computer codes capable of simulating the evo- 
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was jeopardized with the withdrawal of National Science Foundation support for 
the John von Neumann Supercomputer Center in Princeton. The project is 
now being continued in Japan. Professor Hut also continues to study the evolu- 
tion of globular clusters in collaboration with colleagues at Princeton University, 
the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Munich, Utrecht, Tokyo, 
Kyoto and elsewhere. 

FRANK WILCZEK, who joined the faculty in January 1989, pursued research in 
three principal areas. Working with Professor Edward Witten, Yi-Hong Chen 
and Bert Halperin, he demonstrated that ideal gases of certain kinds of anyons are 
superconducting at zero temperature. This work has since been extended in several 
directions, notably to give new insight into the quantized Hall effect. Professor 
Wilczek worked on several topics and published several papers relating to the 
quantum mechanics of cosmic strings and quantum hairs on black holes. Finally, 
with Curt Callan of Princeton University, he has begun a program to investigate 
several problems of physics that are difficult or obscure in flat space on spaces of 
constant negative curvature, where they seem to simphfy. 

EDWARD WITTEN, who joined the faculty in 1987, has spent most of the last 
three years working on geometrical applications of quantum field theory. The 
main successes have been a physical reinterpretation of "Donaldson theory" of 
four-dimensional geometry; a new description of the "Jones polynomial" of 
three-dimensional knot theory that for the first time explains its symmetries; and 
new interpretations and insights concerning general relativity in two and three 
dimensions. In the course of this work, many physical ideas have been applied 
to problems in geometry for the first time, and vice versa. These developments, 
some of which were forecast and advocated by former Institute Professor Sir 
Michael Atiyah at the string theory workshop at the Institute in 1987—88, have 
shown that many structures usually studied by string theorists in two dimensions 
have important analogs in the "physical dimensions," three and four. Professor 
Witten's explanation of the Jones polynomial involved ingredients similar to 
ideas of Professor Frank Wilczek about fractional statistics particles in 2 + 1 
dimensions. The realization of this led to a collaboration of Wilczek and Witten 
[with Yi-Hong Chen and Bert Halperin] on theories of high— temperature super- 
conductivity. 



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MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 
Academic V«ir 1987-88 



GREGORY ATHANASIU 

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 
Stanford, California 
Particle physics 

JOSEPH ATICK 

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 
Stanford, California 
Particle physics 

JOSHUA BARNES 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

JULIAN BIGELOW 

Princeton, New Jersey 

Applied mathematics, experimental physics 

and electronic computers ■ m 

JAMES BINNEY 

University of Oxford, United Kingdom 
Astrophysics ■ vs 

LEOBUTZ 

University of Maryland, College Park 
Astrophysics 

STEVEN CARLIP 

University of Texas, Austin 
Particle physics 

GERALD CECIL 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

TA-PH CHENG 

University of Missouri, St. Louis 
Particle physics 

ARNONDAR 

Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, 
Haifa, Israel 
Astrophysics • VF 

ASHOK DAS 

University of Rochester, Rochester, 
New York 
Particle physics 



HERWIG DEJONGHE 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

STAN DESER 

Brandeis University, Waltham, 

Massachusetts 

Particle physics • vs 

MICHAEL DINE 

City College of New York, New York City 
Particle physics 

EWINE VAN DISHOECK 

Princeton University 
Astrophysics ■ v 

REBECCA ELSON 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

YOSHIHARU ERIGUCHI 

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 
Astrophysics • VF 

KEN FREEMAN 

Mt. Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, 

Australia 

Astrophysics • vs 

MASATAKA FUKUGITA 

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 
Fundamental physics • vs 

PETER GOLDRHCH 

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 
Astrophysics ■ vf 

JEREMY GOODMAN 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics • m 

DOUGLAS HEGGIE 

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 
United Kingdom 
Mathematics • vs 

LARS HERNQUIST 

University of California, Berkeley 
Astrophysics 



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DAVID KAZHDAN 

Han'cud Uiiirersity, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts 
Mathematics • vs 

ADRIAN KENT 

Fermi National Accelerator Ltdhiratory, 
Batai'ia, Illinois 
Particle physics 

JOSE LABASTIDA 

Princeton , New Jersey 
Particle physics 

LING-FONG LI 

Carnegie Institute of Technology, 
Carnegie-Mellon University, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Particle physics • f 

GREGORY MOORE 

Harx'ard University, Cambridge, 

Massachusetts 

Particle physics • m 

KEVIN MORIARTY 

Dallwusie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 

Canada 

Computational physics 

RAMESH NARAYAN 

University of Arizona, Tucson 
Astrophysics • vs 

OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 

Princeton, New Jersey 

History of exact sciences in antiquity • M 

BOHDAN PACZYNSKI 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics ■ v 

MARIO PERNICI 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

DANIEL PFENNINGER 

Geneva Observatory, Sauverny, Switzerland 
Astrophysics 

WILLL\M PRESS 

Han'ard University, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts 
Astrophysics • v 



ZONGAN QIU 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

NORMAN REDLICH 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

HERBERT ROOD 

IVesleyan University, Middletown , 

Connecticut 

Astrophysics 

DONALD SCHNEIDER 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics - M 

ROBERT SCHRADER 

Free University of Berlin, Federal Republic 
of Germany 
Particle physics 

GRAEME SEGAL 

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 
Mathematical physics ■ vf 

NATHAN SEIBERG 

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel 
Particle physics • m 

GORDON SEMENOFF 

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 

Canada 

Particle physics • vs 

JAMES SEXTON 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

JOEL SFL\PIRO 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 
New Jersey 
Particle physics ■ v 

STEVE SFIENKER 

Enrico Fermi Institute, University of 
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
Particle physics • VF 

DAVID SPERGEL 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics ■ m 



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GERALD T'HOOFT 

University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Particle physics • vf 

SCOTT TREMAINE 

University of Toronto , Ontario, Canada 
Astrophysics ■ v 

MARTIN WEINBERG 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 
Astrophysics 



JONATHAN YAMRON 

University if California. Berkeley 
Particle physics 

TIM DE ZEELTW 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics ■ M 



MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 

Academic Year 1988-89 



NATAN ANDREI 

Rutgers University, New Brunsunck, New Jersey 
Particle physics • s 

GREGORY ATHANASIU 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

JOSEPH ATICK 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics • M 

JOSHUA BARNES 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

JAMES BINNEY 

University of Oxford, United Kingdom 
Astrophysics ■ vs 

MICHAEL BERSHADSKY 

Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow, 

U.S.S.R. 

Particle physics 

STEVEN CARLIP 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

GERALD CECIL 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

JOANNE COHN 

University of Chicago, Illinois 
Particle physics 



REBECCA ELSON 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

YOSHIHARU ERIGUCHI 

University of Tokyo , Japan 
Astrophysics ■ vf 

ANDREW GOULD 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 
Astrophysics 

MARTIN HALPERN 

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of 
California, Berkeley 
Particle physics • s 

LARS HERNQUIST 

Princeton , New Jersey 
Astrophysics 

YUTAKA HOSOTANl 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
Particle Physics 

SHOGO INAGAKl 

Kyoto University, Japan 
Astrophysics ■ VF 

ADRLANKENT 

Princeton, New Jersey 
Particle physics 

OFERLAHAV 

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 
Astrophysics 



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AVI LOEB 

Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Yavne, Israel 
Astrophysics ■ m 

CHRISTOPHER MCKEE 

University of California, Berkeley 
Astrophysics • s 

GREGORY MOORE 

Princeton, New jersey 
Particle physics • M 

KEVIN MORIARTY 

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 
Computational physics 

CHIARA NAPPI 

Princeton University 
Particle physics • M 

OTTO E. NEUGEBAUER 

Princeton, New jersey 

History of exact sciences in antiquity • M 

HIROSI OOGURI 

University of Tokyo , japan 
Particle physics 

ASHER PERES 

Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 
Particle physics • vf 

WILLIAM PRESS 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Astrophysics • vs 

GEORG RAFFELT 

University of California, Berkeley 
Astrophysics • F 

NORMAN REDUCH 

Princeton, New jersey 
Particle physics 

HERBERT ROOD 

Princeton, New jersey 
Astrophysics • v 

JONATHAN ROSNER 

University of Chicago, Illinois 
Particle physics 

DONALD SCHNEIDER 

Princeton, New jersey 
Astrophysics • m 



NATHAN SEIBERG 

Princeton, New jersey 
Particle physics • m 

ALFRED SHAPERE 

University of California, Santa Barbara 
Particle physics 

GLENN STARKMAN 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 
Astrophysics 

LEO STODOLSKY 

Max Planck Institute, Munich, Federal 
Republic of Germany 
Astrophysics 

DAIICHIRO SUGIMOTO 

University of Tokyo, japan 
Astrophysics • VF 

SCOTT TREMAINE 

University of Toronto, Canada 
Astrophysics • vs 

ERIK VERLINDE 

Institute for Physics, Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Particle physics 

MARTIN WEINBERG 

Princeton, New jersey 
Astrophysics 

TED WILLIAMS 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New jersey 
Astrophysics 

LOUIS WITTEN 

University of Cincinnati, Ohio 
Particle physics • f 

JONATHAN YAMRON 

Princeton, New jersey 
Particle physics 

TIMDEZEEUW 

Princeton, New jersey 
Astrophysics • M 



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THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 
Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

Faculty 
CLIFFORD GEERTZ [Harold F. Under Professor] 

JOAN WALLACH SCOTT 

MICHAEL WALZER [UPS Foundation Professor] 
Professor Emeritus 

ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN 



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Academic Activities of the School and its Faculty 
Academic Years 1987-88 and 1988-89 

At the beginning of the period covered by this report the School of Social Sci- 
ence embarked on a three-year program that was devised to emphasize various 
aspects of group identity. 

The focus for the academic year 1987-88 was "Gender and the Different Mean- 
ings and Uses of Ideas of Male and Female." A group composed of permanent 
faculty, visiting members and guests met every other week to discuss theoretical 
and practical approaches to the study of gender-related issues. 

In addition, a roundtable on "Life and Death in Sexuality," flinded by the Ford 
Foundation and sponsored jointly by the Institute and Brown University's Pem- 
broke Center, took place in Princeton in May. A conference on "Women's 
Studies Research: Critical Issues Past, Present and Future" was held in June with 
the support of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. 

In 1987-88 the School had a total of 22 members, visitors and research assistants. 

The thematic focus of the School's regular seminar in the academic year 
1988-89 was "Political Revival of Ethnicity and Religion." In this year the 
School's members, visitors and research assistants totalled 20. 

During the two years covered by this report clifforx) geertz published a num- 
ber of articles, including a National Academy of Science memorial to Margaret 
Mead. His book. Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author, won the National 
Book Critics Circle Award for criticism in 1988. He began work on a book that 
reflects on his four decades of work in Indonesia and Morocco and started prepar- 
ing the Harvard-Jerusalem Lectures that will be given in Jerusalem in May 1990. 

JOAN SCOTT'S book, Gender and the Politics of History, appeared in 1988. It was 
awarded the Joan Kelly prize for women's history/feminist theory of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association in 1989. In 1988 and 1989 she published several arti- 
cles on a variety of topics having to do with changes in women's roles in society. 
In 1988-89 she delivered papers at the annual meetings of the American Histori- 
cal Association and of the Society for French Historical Studies. She lectured at 
Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Wesleyan, Rutgers and Harvard and at the Universi- 
ties of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Stockholm and Copenhagen. She was on the facul- 
ty of a session of the Salzburg Seminar for American Studies. She received an 
honorary degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. 



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MICHAEL WALZER'S book, The Company of Critics: Social Criticism and Political Commit- 
ment in the Twentieth Century, was published in 1988. In the period covered by diis 
report two of his earlier books, Tlw Revolution oftlie Saints and Regidde and Resolution, 
appeared in French translation, and an Italian edition of Spheres of Justice was pub- 
lished. He worked on a number of papers dealing with the possibilities of objectivity 
in ethics. In 1987-88 he contributed to a British television program on the meaning 
of "evil" in contemporary life. He lectured at Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis, 
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Polytechnic, Queens College, the New School for 
Social Research and the University of New Orleans and presented a paper at a con- 
ference in Helsinki on "the quality of life." In 1988—89 he spoke about "Two Kinds 
of Moral Universalism" at a Mellon Colloquium at Princeton University and pre- 
sented the Tanner Lectures at the University of Oxford. 

In the academic years 1987-88 and 1988-89 Professor Emeritus albert o. 
HIRSCHMAN published articles on economic issues in Latin America, on general 
economic history and theory and on conservative ideologies and rhetoric in the 
19th and 20th centuries. An article that was published in The Atlantic in May 
1989 picked up themes explored in earlier lectures in Ann Arbor, Paris and 
Munich. One of his books. Getting Ahead Collectively, appeared in Portuguese 
translation. Volumes containing selections from his writings were published in 
Italy and Germany. He served as a member of the Executive Panel on Social 
Welfare organized by the Ford Foundation and on the Twentieth Century 
Fund's Task Force on International Debt. He received honorary degrees from 
universities in Paris, Berlin, Turin and New York. 



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MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 
Academic Year 1987-88 



LILA ABU-LUGHOD 

Williams College, Williamstoum, Massachusetls 
Anthropology: Feminist theory and Middle 
East ethnology 

YITZHAK BRUDNY 

Princeton University 

Contemporary Russian political thought • A 

JUDITH BUTLER 

George Washington University, Washington, DC 
Gender, identity and desire: foundations of 
philosophical feminism 

JEAN-PAUL DUMONT 

University of Washington , Seattle 

Toward an anthropological understanding 

of insularity 

CHRISTINE HSENBERG 

University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

Sports and the middle classes: a comparative 

study of England and Germany, 1890-1936 

ABDURRAMANE EL-MOUDDEN 

Princeton University 
Near Eastern studies ■ A 

YASMINE ERGAS 

Social Science Research Council, 

Neu' York City 

Equality and differences in contemporary 

pohtics as viewed through the feminisms 

of the U.S. and Italy 

STEFANO FENOALTEA 

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 
Transaction cost analysis of socio-economic 
institutions 

JOSEPH FRANK 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 
Biography of Dostoyevsky • VF 

DAVID GORDON 

New School for Social Research, New York City 
Importance of institutional linkages between 
power relations and macro-economic outcomes 



DONNA HARAWAY 

University of California, Santa Cruz 
Cultural and historical studies of science; 
feminist theory 

ISTVAN HONT 

Columbia University, New York City 
International poHtical economy and distributive 
justice theory and their histories 

G. JOHN IKENBERRY 

Princeton University 
International affairs • v 

EVELYN FOX KELLER 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 
and Northeastern University, Boston 
Gender and science 

DORlNNE KONDO 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Crafting selves: work and personhood in a 
Japanese family enterprise 

DAVID PLOTKE 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 
Contemporary collective action: social 
movements and pohtical interest groups in 
the West 

RAYNA RAPP 

New School for Social Research, New York City 
Social impact and cultural meaning of prenatal 
diagnosis in Amencan culture 

JERROLD SEIGEL 

Princeton University 
History • v 

GEORGE SHER 

University of Vermont, BurUngton 
Values in pubhc hfe 

CARROLL SMITH-ROSENBERG 

University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia 
History of gender 



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LOUISE TILLY 

New School for Social Research, New York City 
History and sociology 



PIERRE-ETENNE WILL 

Ecole lies Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 

Paris, France 

Economic history of late imperial China 



MEMBERS, VISITORS AND RESEARCH STAFF 
Academic Year \9»S-H9 



GREGORY DENING 

Uiiii'ersity of Melbourne, Australia 
Prophets and priests: a book of voyages 

DONALD EMMERSON 

University of Wisconsin , Madison 
Competmg interpretations of a regime: 
culture, leadership, economy and 
organization in Indonesia, 1965-88 

WILLIAM EWALD 

Tlie Queen 's College, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom 

The laws of nations; completion of book on 
philosophy ot law, concentration on aspects ot 
cultural relativism 

JAMES FERNANDEZ 

University of Chicago, Illinois 
An ethnography of the transformation of 
cattlekeepers into miners in Northern 
Spain [Astunas] 

SUSAN HARDING 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

The revival and the rhetoric of Jerry Falwell's 

fundamental Baptist community 

DAN HOROWITZ 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Israel 
The road to communal conflict: a comparative 
examination of cases of decline of state authority 
in deeply divided bi-conimunal and 
multi-communal polities 

LYNN HUNT 

University of Pcimsylvania , Philadelphia 
Patriarchalism, pornography and political 
discourse in revolutionary France 



FRED INGLIS 

University of Bristol, United Kingdom 
Political narratives: the Cold War as history 
and fiction 

ISRAEL KNOHL 

Shalom Hartman Institute , Jerusalem , Israel 
"Separation from impurity" as an organization 
model in the constitution of religious 
communities and their relations to other 
religious communities • a 

JEAN LECA 

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France 

The politicization of communal identities and 

the future of citizenship in western democracies 

EWA MORAWSKA 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 
Insecure prosperity: Jews in smalltown 
industnal Amcnca, 1880-1940 

CHANT AL MOUFFE 

College International de Philosophic, Paris, France 
Citizenship in a pluralistic society 

MARY LOU ROBERTS 

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 

Les Annees Folles: bourgeois identity and the 

debate on women, 1919-24 ■ A 

RICARDO SALVATORE 
National University of Cordoba, Argentina 
Trade and Proletarianization: Yankee 
merchants and the articulation of cattle-ranging 
labor in South and Central America, 1820-70 

ISABELLE SCHULTE-TENCKHOFF 

University oj Lausanne, Switzerland 

From Potlatch to carnival: ideology of progress 

and transformations of the feast ■ v 



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WILFRIED SPOHN 

Free University of Berlin, Federal Republic 

of Germany 

Religion and working-class formation in imperial 

Germany 1871-1914 in comparative perspective 

MARY MARGARET STEEDLY 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

An historical study of Karo Batak [North 

Sumatra, Indonesia] spirit veneration • A 

R. STEPHEN WARNER 

University of Illinois, Chicago 

Communities of faith: an essay on rehgion in 

the United States today 



MARGARET WEIR 

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Economic restructuring and the remaking of 
class and race in Britain and the United States 

GAVIN WRIGHT 

Stanford University, Stanford, California 

The rise of American economic pre-eminence, 

1870-1940 



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THE LIBRARIES 

The Historical Studies - Social Science Library [Dr. Elliott Shore, Librarian] contains 
about 100,000 volumes and has subscriptions to about 1,000 journals. The 
library is strongest in classical studies, ancient history and archaeology, but it con- 
tains basic document collections, reference works and important secondary 
works of scholarship in most fields of history and the social sciences. The journal 
collection is extensive, and fairly complete back runs exist to the founding of the 
Institute. The library has occupied its present building since 1964. 

The Institute's rare book collection, the gift of LessingJ. Rosenwald, consists of 
about 2,000 volumes on the history of science and was compiled by Herbert M. 
Evans in the 1930s. The collection, which is housed in a special room, includes 
numerous first editions of important scientific works in mathematics, astronomy, 
physics and the life sciences. 

The Library has an extensive offprint collection that includes offprints received 
by Professors Kurt Godel, Ernst H. Kantorowicz, Elias Avery Lowe, Millard 
Meiss and Erwin Panofsky and former visiting member Walther Kirchner. 

The microfilm collections of the Library include a large selection from 
Manuscripta, a collection of several thousand fifteenth- to nineteenth-century 
printed books fi-om the Vatican Library. The Bavarian Academy has given the 
Institute a microfilm copy of slips prepared for the Tlusaurus Linguae Latinae. 
The Library has microfilm copies of the papers of Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel 
and Simone Weil. 

The Historical Studies - Social Science Library houses the Institute Archives. 
The papers in the collection date from the 1930s and include official correspon- 
dence of the Director's Office, minutes of meetings of the Faculty and the Board 
of Trustees, miscellaneous correspondence concerning past Faculty members, 
records of the Electronic Computer Project and other documents. The Archives 
also include the Institute's extensive photograph collection. 

The Mathematics - Natural Sciences Library [Momota Ganguli, Librarian] is located 
on the second floor of Fuld Hall. Its collection of older journals and books is 
housed in compact shelving on the lower level of the Historical Studies - Social 
Science Library. Reprints of former members of the School of Natural Sciences 
are kept in Buildings D and E. 

The Mathematics - Natural Sciences Library contains about 30,000 volumes 
[including bound periodicals and monographs] and has subscriptions to approxi- 
mately 1 90 journals. The areas covered by this collection are pure and applied 
mathematics, astrophysics and theoretical, particle and mathematical physics. 



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Both of the Institute's libraries participate in the shared cataloguing system of the 
Research Libraries Group, which gives Institute scholars computerized access to 
a database that contains more than fourteen million records. Searches of this 
database retrieve bibliographic information and identify the location of materials 
in all participating libraries. Scholars who use the Historical Studies - Social 
Science Library can also conduct computerized searches in the Avery Art 
Index, the Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue and such indexes as Art 
Index, Humanities Index and the Social Science Index. 

All scholars affiliated with the Institute enjoy the same privileges as Princeton 
University faculty in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and the nineteen 
special-subject libraries in the Princeton University Library System and also in 
the Robert E. Speer Library of the Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Both Librarians and the Faculties and visiting scholars of all four Schools at the 
Institute warmly appreciate gifts, too numerous to mention here, of books and 
articles from former permanent and visiting members of the Institute community. 



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RECORD OF EVENTS 

Ac\ulcnin Year 1987-88 

What follows is a calendar of events sponsored by the Schools of 

Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Science 

and by the Director's Office 



September 1 5 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 

J. GOODMAN. School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

R_ GOTT, T. LAUER, M. PARK. E. TURNER, 

Princeton University 

September 2 1 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 

Organizational meeting • M 

September 22 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

S. BAlTZYK, Princeton University; R. DUNCAN, 

Princeton University; P. goldrhch, California 

Institute of Technology; r. juszkewicz, University 

oj California at Berkeley; R. may, Princeton 

University; m. postman, Princeton University; 

L. SPITZER, Princeton University;], wheeler. 

University of Texas at Austin 

September 23 

Special Seminar: "Conformal field theory and 
non-linear equations of the Ising model"- M 
BARRY MCCOY, State University of New York 
at Stony Brook 

September 24 

Supergeometry Seminar: "Multilinear algebra"- m 

PIERRE DELlGNE, Professor, School ofMathematia, IAS 

Special Seminar: "Higher-genus model 
solutions to star-triangle equations"- m 
JACQUES PERK, State University of New York 
at Stony Brook 

September 25 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Lagrangians for chiral 

bosons"- N 

MARIO PERNICI, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

September 28 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Entropy and 
exponential growth of Tli in dimension two"- m 
MICHAEL HANDEL, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 



September 29 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Introduction"- m 

DAVID GOSS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

October 1 

Art History Colloquium: "The Gothic in 

Renaissance France"- h 

HENRI T. ZERNER, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Topology Seminar: "Cychc homology and 
analytic isomorphisms"- m 
CHARLES A. \X^EIBEL, Rutgers University 

Supergeometry Seminar: 
"Super varieties, I"- M 
PIERRE DELlGNE, Professor, Sclwol of 
Mathematics, IAS 

(^ctciber 2 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Introduction"- m 

DANIEL FRIED AN, Sclwol of Mathematics. IAS 

CXtiibcr 5 

Members Seminar: "Geometric complex 
coordinates for TeichmiiUer space"- m 
ALBERT MARDEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Holomorphic 
coordinates on supermoduli space"- N 
PHILLIP NELSON, Boston University 

October 6 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 

"Survey of Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's 

conjecture"- m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: 

"Cyclotomic theory" - m 

DAVID GOSS, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

J. AMSKANSK, Max Planck Institute, Munich; 

A. DAR, Tcclniion; D. lambas, Argentina; 

T. PiRAN, Hebrew University; A. stark. Bell Labs; 
D. STiNEBRiNG, Princeton Unii'ersity; c. Thompson. 
Princeton University; T. Williams, Rutgers 
University; t. woods, Princeton University 

October 8 

Supergeometry Seminar: 

"Super varieties, II"- m 

PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String 

Theory, 1 ■ m 

DAVID I. olive. School qf Mathematics, IAS 

October 9 

Seminar on Confomial Field Theory: 

"Introduction [continued]"- M 

DANIEL FRIED AN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Perturbative 

supersymnietry breaking"- N 

NATHAN SEiBERG, Scliool of Natural Sciences, IAS 

October 12 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "The measure of 
periodic points of a billiard ball map"- M 
MAREK R. RYCHLIK, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

October 13 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture"- M 
GOPAL PRASAD, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Comparison 
between Carlitz and classical fields"- m 
DAVID Goss, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Dnnfeld 

modular forms"- M 

ERNST-ULRICH GEKELER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - N 

R. BRANDENBERGER, Broum University; j. gunn, 

Princeton University; j. knapp, Princeton University; 

B. PACZYNSKi, Princeton University; d. Weinberg, 
Princeton University 



October 14 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 

"Introduction"- M 

MICHAEL ATIYAH, Scliool qf Mathematics, IAS 

October 15 

Topology Seminar: "Bivariant cyclic theory' 

CHRISTIAN KASSEL, Scliool qf Mathematics, IAS 



M 



Supergeometry Seminar: "Super vaneties, III"- m 
PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School qf Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String 

Theory, II - m 

DAVID I. OLIVE, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory - m 
STEPHEN SHENKER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "The Tasaday, which 

and whose?"- s 

JEAN-PAUL DUMONT, Scliool of Social Science, IAS 

October 19 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Rigorous results 

for the Henon map"- M 

MICHAEL BENEDICKS, Yak University 

Members Seminar: "The 'zero-two' law for 
positive contractions in Banach lattices [with 
emphasis on LP spaces]"- m 
RADU ZAHAROPOL, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Three new tricks 
for the simulation of the scalar sector of the 
"Weinberg-Salam model"- n 
HERBERT NEUBERGER, Rutgers University 

Astrophysics Seminar: "Computers and starwars: 
Is the software feasible?"- n 
ERJC ROBERTS, Digital Equipment Research Center, 
Palo Alto, California 

October 2(1 

Joint IAS/Princeton University Lecture: 

"The Athenian Agora from Peisistratos to Kinon: 

Some Observations"- h 

HANS VON STEUBEN, Archaeological Institute of 

fohann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt 



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Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 
[continued]"- M 
GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Cyclotomic theory, 
zeta and gamma functions"- m 
DAVID Goss, School of Mathematics, jy^g 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Drinfeld modular 

forms [continued]"- M 

ERNST-ULRJCH GEKELER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 

J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

L. BLITZ, University of Maryland at College Park; 

L. hernquist, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

H. ROOD, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

R. KULSRUD, Princeton University 

October 21 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Donaldson invariants of four-manifolds, 1"- m 
MICHAEL ATIYAH, School of Mathematics, IAS 

October 22 

Topology Seminar: "Analytic torsion and the 

arithmetic Todd genus"- m 

CHRISTOPHE souLt. Short-term Visitor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Supergeometry Seminar: 

"Super Riemann surfaces"- m 

PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of 

String Theory, III - M 

DAVID I. OLIVE, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Domesticating virtue: 

coquettes and rebels in the early American 

repubhc"- s 

CARROLL SMITH-ROSENBERG, School of 

Social Science, IAS 

October 23 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory - m 

STEPHEN SHENKER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 



October 26 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Henon-like and 
horseshoe mappings m the complex"- M 
RALPH w. oberste-vorth. School of 
Mathematia, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Ruled surfaces and the 
equations of all K-P elliptic solitons" 
ARMANDO treibich, School of Mathematics, IAS 

October 27 

Seminar on Orbits in Spacesof Lattices: 

"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 

[continued]"- m 

GOPAL PRASAD. School of Mathematics , IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Drinfeld 

motives"- M 

GREG w. ANDERSON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Richard Llewelyn-Davies Lecture: "Richard 
Llewelyn-Davies and the dilemma of the 
architect"- d 
NOEL ANNAN, University of London 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ N 
J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 
IAS; M. FALL, Space Telescope Science Institute, 
University of Maryland; e.jenkins, Princeton 
University;]. Peebles, Princeton University; 
F. PERKINS, Plasma Physics Lab; A. stark. 
Bell Labs; e. turner, Princeton University 

October 28 

Number Theory Seminar: 
"Small eigenvalues on ro(p)" 
henryk iwaniec, Rutgers University 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Donaldson invariants of four-manifolds, 11"- m 
MICHAEL ATIYAH, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Topology Seminar: "Towards a bivariant 

Chern character"- M 

STEVEN E. hurder, Sclxool of Mathematia, IAS 

Supergeometry Seminar: 

"Lie superalgebras: classification"- M 

FREDERIC V. BIEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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Lecture on Aspects of String Theory, IV ■ m 
DAVID I. OLIVE, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Durkheim and the social 

constitution of the subject"- s 

JERROLD SEIGEL, School of Social Science, IAS 

October 30 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory • m 

STEPHEN SHENKER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

November 2 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Zeta-functions 

for hyperbohc flows"- m 

MARK POLLICOTT, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Rational functions and 

curves of genus 0"- M 

JOHN THOMPSON, University of Florida at 

Gainesville 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Graviton 
dominance in ultra-high energy scattering"- n 
GERALD T'HOOFT, Scliool oj Natural Sciences, IAS 

November 3 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 
[continued]"- M 
GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Dnnfeld Modules Seminar: 

"Drinfeld motives"- m 

GREG w. ANDERSON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar: "Evolution and 
clustering of heavy element absorption 
redshifts in quasars"- N 
WALLACE SARGENT, California Institute of Technology 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

A. BABUL, Princeton University; c. bailyn, Harvard 

University; j. gaustad, Swarthmore College; 

w. haxton. University of Washington; 

J. QUASHNACK, Princeton University; w. sargent, 

California Institute of Technology; j. taylor, 

Princeton University 

November 4 

Number Theory Seminar: "Exphcit 
construction of expanding graphs"- M 
FREDERIC V. BiEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 



Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Donaldson invariants of four-manifolds, III"- m 
PETER B. kronheimer, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Gender Seminar: Discussion of Caroline 
Steedman's book. Landscape for a Good Woman- s 

November 5 

Art History Colloquium: "Paris and the origins 

of Gothic architecture"- h 

w. STEPHEN GARDNER, School of Historical 

Studies, IAS 

Topology Seminar: "What is BRS cohomology 

and why?"- m 

JAMES D. STASHEFF, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Supergeometry Seminar: 

"Lie superalgebras: representations"- m 

FREDERIC V. BIEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String 

Theory, V - m 

DAVID I. olive, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "The language of practice 
and the practice of language: lost wor(l)ds of 
late nineteenth-century Stockholm"- s 
ALAN pred. University of California at Berkeley 

November 9 

Manton Morse Memorial Lecture, I: "The 
Einstein-Hilbert variational problem on the 
space of Riemannian metrics"- M 
RICHARD M. SCHOEN. Stafford University 

Special Seminar: "Inverse problems and 

potential theory"- m 

AVNER FRIEDMAN, University of Minnesota 

November 10 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Margulis'proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 
[continued]"- M 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 
IAS 

Marston Morse Memorial Lecture, II: 
"The Einstein-Hilbert variational problem on 
the space of Riemannian metrics"- M 
RICHARD M. SCHOEN, Stanford University 



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Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 
p. BENDER, University of Colorado; v. goldreich, 
Califorma Institute of Technology; ]. Petersen, 
Princeton University; s. tremaine, California 
Institute of Technology; n. turok, Fermi National 
Accelerator Laboratory; r. wilson. Bell Labs 

Gender Seminar: Discussion of arricles by 
Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson: "Social 
Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter 
between Feminism and Postmodernism," and 
by Christine DeStefano, 
"Postmodemism/Postfeminism? The Case of 
the Incredible Shrinking Woman"- s 

November 1 1 

Number Theory Seminar: "Eigenvalues on 
PL2(Qp)/r and Ramanujan graphs"- m 
FREDERIC V. BIEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Instanton invariants for three-manifolds, I"- M 
ANDREAS FLOER, Couraiit Institute 

November 12 

Topology Seminar: 

"A survey of elliptic genera"- M 

PETER s. LANDWEBER, Rutgers University 

Supergeometry Seminar: 
"Super Lie groups"- M 

FREDERIC V. BIEN, School of Mathematia , IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of 

Stnng Theory, VI - M 

DAVID 1. OLIVE, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Marston Morse Memorial Lecture, III: 
"The Einstein-Hilbert variational problem on 
the space of Riemannian metrics"- M 
RICHARD M. SCHOEN, Stanford University 

Luncheon Seminar: "Transaction costs. Whig 

history and the common fields"- s 

Stefano fenoaltea. School of Social Science. IAS 



November 13 

Lecture: "Medieval Corrfratemities: 

A Re-Assessment"- h 

ANDRE VAUCHEZ, University if Paris 

Seminar on Confonnal Field Theory • m 
STEPHEN SHENKER, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory - m 
GRAEME SEGAL, University of Oxford 

November 1 6 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "A discrete group 
which arises when iterating Henon mappings"- m 
JOHN HUBBARD, Cornell University 

Members Seminar: "Hamiltonian mechanics and 

the eigenvalue problem"- m 

PERCY A. deift. School of Mathematia, IAS 

November 17 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 
[continued]"- m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Drinfeld motives 

[continued]"- m 

GREG w. ANDERSON, School of Mathematia, IAS 

November 18 

Number Theory Seminar: 

"Maass forms of H- integral weight"- m 

WILLIAM D. DUKE, Rutgers University 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 

"Instanton invariants for three-manifolds, 11"- m 

ANDREAS FLOER, Courant Institute 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of 

String Theory, VII - M 

DAVID I. ouvE, School of Mathematics, IAS 

November 1') 

Topology Seminar: "Cyclic homology and 

equivariant cohomology"- m 

JEAN-LUC BRYLiNSKi, Brouti University 

Supergeometry Seminar: "The super- Virasoro 

algebras: representation theory"- m 

ALVANY ROCHA-CARiDi, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 



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Luncheon Seminar: "Interests and identities in 
contemporary collective action"- s 
DAVID PLOTKE, Sclwol of Social Science, IAS 

November 2U 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory • m 

GRAEME SEGAL, University of Oxford 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: 
"Fundamental group and the growth of the 
number of closed geodesies in rank 1 
manifolds"- m 
GERHARD F. KNIEPER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Special Lecture: "Knot polynomials, abstract 
tenors and the Yang-Baxter equation"- m 
LOUIS H. KAUFFMAN, University of Illinois at 
Chicago 

November 23 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Regularity of 

entropy under smooth perturbation of the 

Riemannian metric on surfaces of negative 

curvature"- m 

GERHARD F. KNIEPER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "The local equivalence 
problem of Ehe Cartan and the Painleve 
transcendents"- M 
NiKY KAMRAN, Sckool of Mathematia, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 
"Curiosities at c =1 and beyond"- n 
PAUL GiNSPARG, Harvard University 

November 24 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 
"Marguhs' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 
[continued]"- M 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

November 25 

Number Theory Seminar: "Bounds for 
discriminants of number fields"- m 
ANDREW ODLYZKO, Bell iMboratofies 



Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Instanton invariants for three-manifolds. III' 
ANDREAS FLOER, Courant Institute 



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November 30 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Symplectic 
topology and Hamiltonian systems"- m 
HELMUT HOFER, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "A survey of Whitehead 

groups of finite groups"- M 

ROBERT A. OLIVER, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Real, p-adic 

and adelic strings"- n 

PETER FREUND, Enrico Fermi Institute 

December 1 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 

"Margulis' proof of Oppenheim's conjecture 

[concluded]"- m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Drinfeld motives 

[continued]"- M 

GREG w. ANDERSON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 

IAS; J. OSTRIKER, Princeton University; 

R. romani. University of California at Berkeley; 

J. TAYLOR, Princeton University 

December 2 

Number Theory Seminar: "Elementary bounds 

for the degree of Ardn L-funcrions in 

characteristic p"- M 

ENRICO BOMBIER], Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Homology decompositions of four- 
manifolds"- M 
PETERS, kronhhmer. School of Mathematics, IAS 

Gender Seminar: "Situated Knowledge: The 
Science Question in Feminism"- s 
donna haraway, School of Social Science, IAS; 
and "Feminism, Science and Post-Modernism" 
EVELYN FOX KELLER, Scliool of Social Science, IAS 

December 3 

Art History Colloquium: "The problem of the 
stigmata in St. Francis iconography"- h 
CHLARA FRUGONi, School of Historical Studies, IAS 



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Topology Seminar ■ m 

GRAEME B. SEGAL, University of Oxford 

Supergeometry Seminar: "The super-Virasoro 
algebras: representation theory [continued]"- m 
ALVANY ROCHA-CARiDi, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Apes, aliens, cyborgs, 

and women"- s 

DONNA HARAWAY, School of Social Science, IAS 

1 )ci.L'nibi-r 4 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory ■ m 

DANIEL FRIEDAN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory - m 
GRAEME SEGAL, University of Oxford 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchrime Seminar: 
"Ghosdy Polyakov integrals; dual Peierls 
brackets"- n 
MARK RUBIN, Rockefeller University 

Astrophysics Seminar: "Intrinsic shapes of 

elliptical galaxies" 

MARijN franx. University of Leiden 

December 7 

Special Lecture: "SI -actions and elliptic 

genera revisited"- M 

CLIFFORD TAUBES, Harvard University 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Algorithms 
for a global perspective"- m 
STEPHEN SMALE, University of California 
at Berkeley and IBM 

Members Seminar: "The trace class problem in 
the theory of automorphic forms"- m 
WERNER mOller, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Conformal 
theories and punctured surfaces"- n 
CUMRUn wafa. Harvard University 

I )cccmlicr 8 

Art History Colloquium: "Vittore Carpaccio's 

Young Knight reconsidered"- H 

lubomIr konecny. School of Historical Studies, IAS 



Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 

"Unipotent flows"- M 

GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Drinfeld motives 

[concluded]"- m 

GREG w. ANDERSON, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: 
"Periods of second kind"- m 
ernst-ulrich gekeler. School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 
J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 
IAS; P. HUT, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 
IAS; J. E. gunn, Princeton University; B. PACZYNSKI, 
Princeton University; j. Peebles, Princeton 
University; r. tyson. Bell Labs 

December 9 

Number Theory Seminar: "Elementary 

bounds for the degree of Artin L-fiinctions in 

characteristic p [concluded]"- m 

ENRICO BOMBIERJ, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 
"Floer homology groups for the Brieskom 
spheres Z(p,q,r)"- m 
GORDANA matiC, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Simulation Seminar: "Live Halos in Merger 

Calculations" - n 

JOSHUA BARNES. School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

"Constructing spherical models" 

HERWIG dejonghe, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

"Smooth particle hydrodynamics 

in a tree code" 

LARS hernquist. School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

December 1 1 

Topology Seminar: "Renormalized cycUc 

cocycles and eta invariants"- m 

STEVEN E. HURDER, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Supergeometry Seminar: "KP and SKP 

hierarchies, I", m 

takahiro shiota, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal field theories with extra 
symmetries"- m 
ZONGAN Qiu, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Personhood and the 
politics of meaning in a Japanese factory", s 
DORINNE KONDO, School of Social Science, IAS 

December 1 1 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory • M 

DANIEL FRIEDAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

December 11-12 

Colloquium: Art History Colloquium in 
honor of Irving Lavin, Professor, School of 
Historical Studies, IAS • h 

December 14 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Ergodic 
geodesic flow on a sphere"- m 
VICTOR J. DONNAY, Princeton University 

Memben Seminar: "Construction and moduU 
of monopoles for the classical groups"- M 
JACQUES c. HURTUBISE, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Concert: An Evening of Cello and 
Piano Sonatas ■ D 

SARA WOLFENSOHN [piano] and ALEX VELTMAN 

[ceUo] 

December 1 5 

Seminar on Orbits in Spaces of Lattices: 

"Unipotent flows"- m 

GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Sermnar: "Transcendence 

and Drinfeld modules"- M 

JINGYU, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Friends of the Early Universe Seminar: 

"Topological dark matter" 

J. FRIEMAN, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

J. FRIEMAN, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; 

B. PACZYNSKi, Princeton University; 

E. SALPETER, Cornell University 



December 16 

Simulations Seminar: "Fokker-Planck methods 

in globular cluster evolution"- n 

MARTIN WEINBERG, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

"N-body calculations on the connection 

machine" 

JUN MAKING, University of Tokyo 

"'Chemistry' of mulriple-star reactions in 

globular clusters" 

PIET HUT, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Gender Seminar: Comments on M. Foucault, 

Herculine Barbin ■ s 

JUDITH BUTLER, School of Social Science, IAS 

I >cceinber 1 

Topology Seminar: "Poisson homological 
algebra and constrained Hamiltonians"- m 
JAMES D. STASHEFF, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Supergeometry Seminar: "KP and SKP 

hierarchies, 11"- M 

TAKAHIRO SHIOTA, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Algebraic conformal field theory and the 
monster"- M 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Chromosomes and 
communication: the discourse of genetic 
counselling"- s 
RAYNARAPP, School of Social Scieiue, IAS 

December 1 8 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory • M 

DANIEL FRIEDAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"New issues in Fermionic string perturbation"- n 
JOSEPH ATICK, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

December 22 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

p. HUT, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

G. CECIL, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

J. GOODMAN, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

M. POSTMAN, Princeton University 



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January 4 

Commemoration: Program honoring Ame 

Beurling • m 

LENNART A. E. CARLESON, Royal Institute of 

Technology, Stockholm; paul malliavin. University 

of Paris VI; l. v. ahlfors. Harvard University 

famiarv 5 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

L. BLITZ, University of Maryland at College Park; 

B. PACZYNSKi, Princeton University; E. TURNER, 

Princeton University 

January 7 

Art History Colloquium: "Problems in early 

CaroUngian art"- h 

LAWRENCE NEES, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

January 8 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchrime Seminar: 

"Fermion string-loop amphtudes and spacetime 

supersymmetry"- n 

HERMAN VERLINDE, University of Utrecht 

l.inii.irv 1 1 

Members Seminar: "Inverse problems of 

potential theory"- m 

victor isakov, Courant Institute 

January' 1 2 

Joint lAS-Princeton University Partial 
Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Quasiconvexity and regularity"- m 
LAWRENCE c. EVANS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 
D. SPERGEL, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 
D. SCHNHDER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 
w. LEWiN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
J. OSTRIKER, Princeton University 

January 13 

Gender Seminar: "Constructing 

Amniocentesis: Maternal and Medical 

Discourses"- s 

RAYNA RAPP, School of Social Science, IAS 

January 14 

Luncheon Seminar: "The romance of 

resistance: Bedouin women and the problems 

of powerlessness"- s 

ULA ABU-LUGHOD, School of Social Science, IAS 



January 15 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "Harmonic 
maps and Teichmiiller theory"- m 
JURGENJOST, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Joint lAS-Princeton University Partial 
Differential Equations Semmar: 
"Quasiconvexity and regulanty [continued]"- m 
LAWRENCE c. EVANS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"Supersymmetry and quark mass matrix"- n 
TOM BANKS, University of California at Santa Cruz 

jaiiuan I'J 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Gauss sums"- M 

DINESH THAKUR, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Joint lAS-Princeton University Partial 

Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Long-time existence for finite amphtude and 

elastic waves"- m 

FRITZ JOHN, Courant Institute 

Friends of the Early Universe Seminar: 
"Particle physics and stellar evolution: new 
bounds on the properties of axions"- n 
GEORG RAFFELT, University of California, Berkeley 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 

IAS; B. DRAINE, Princeton University; 

G. STARKMAN, Stanford University; D. Wilkinson, 

Princeton University 

January 21 

Topology Seminar: "Excision in cycHc 

homology"- m 

MARiusz WODZICKI, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Algebras of vertex operators and conformal 
field theory, I"- M 
IGOR B. FRENKEL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Two hundred years of 
reactionary rhetoric: the case of the perverse 
effect"- s 

ALBERT hirschman, Professor Emeritus, School of 
Social Science, IAS 



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Jazz Concert: Kenny Barron Quartet • D 

January 22 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Quantum field theory and Donaldson's 

polynomials"- m 

EDWARD wiTTEN, Professor, School of 

Natural Sciences, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: 
"Hyperbolic metric and the geometry of the 
universal curve"- m 
SCOTT WOLPERT, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Joint lAS-Princeton University Partial 
Differential Equations Seminar: "Systems of 
hyperbolic conservation laws"- M 
CONST ANTINE DAFERMOS, Broiim University 

|anuar\- 24 

Gender Seminar: "Gender Identities for Men 
and Women: The Politics of Work and Family 
for Parisian Garment Workers in 1848"- s 
JOAN SCOTT, Professor, School of Social Science, IAS 

January 25 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Rational 
rotation numbers for circle maps"- m 
GRZEGORz swiATEK, University of Warsaw and 
City University of New York Graduate Center 

Members Seminar: "Systems of hyperbolic 
"conservation laws"[continued] ■ m 
CONSTANTINE DAFERMOS, Brown University 

January 26 

Hermann Weyl Lecture: "Chaos and 

universality, I"- m 

LEO p. KADANOFF, University of Chicago 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "The 
Oppenheim conjecture over totally real 
number fields"- M 
ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: 

"Gamma fiinctions" - m 

DiNESH s. THAKLiR, School of Mathematics, IAS 



Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

F. DYSON, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

J. GOODMAN, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

L. AGUILAR, Harvard University; a. could, Stanford 

University; e. Jenkins, Princeton University; 

J. PEEBLES, Princeton University; e. turner, Princeton 

University 

Januar\- 27 

Simulations Seminar: "'Chemistry' of 

multiple-star reactions in globular clusters"- n 

PiET FRJT, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

"Resoluton and relaxation in different N-body 

methods" 

LARS HERNQUIST, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

January 28 

Topology Seminar: "Cyclic homology of 
pseudo-differential operators and 
noncommutative Euler characteristics"- m 
MARiusz WODZICKI, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Determinant Line bundles, Quillen metrics and 
degenerating curves"- m 
jEAN-BENOiT HOST, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Algebras of vertex operators and conformal field 
theory, 11"- M 
IGOR B. FRENKEL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Power and accumulation: 
can their relationship be (gasp!) quantified? And 
why (choke!) try? [With numbers and reifications 
for the United States, 1951-86]"- s 
DAVID GORDON, School of Social Science, IAS 

(anuanj- 29 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: "Quantum 

field theory and Donaldson's polynomials 

[continued]"- m 

EDWARD WITTEN, Professor, School of Natural 

Sciences, IAS 

Seminar of Differential Geometry: "Hyperbolic 
metric and the geometry of the universal curve 
[continued]"- M 
SCOTT WOLPERT, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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Joint lAS-Princeton Univenity Partial 
Differentia] Equations Seminar: "Systems of 
hyperbolic conservation laws"- m 
CONST ANTINE DAFERMOS, Broum University 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"Smale horseshoes and Higgs potentials"- n 
ROLAND WARNER, University of Melbourne 

Fcbruan,- 1 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 
"Automorphisms of compact groups"- m 
KLAUS SCHMIDT, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Unitary 
representations of extended conformal 
symmetry"- n 
peter goddard. School of Mathematics, IAS 

Fehni.ir\- 2 

Hermann Weyl Lecture: 

"Chaos and universality, 11"- m 

LEO P. KADANOFF, University of Chicago 

Semmar on Semisimple Groups: "The 
Oppenheim conjecture over totally real number 
fields [continued]"- m 
armand borel. Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Cohomology of 

p-adic homogeneous spaces"- m 

UIRICH STUHLER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 

J. BAHCALL, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 

IAS; w. DiEMBOWSKi, University of Warsaw; 

B. draine, Princeton University; j. gunn, Princeton 

University; K. hurley, University of California at 

Berkeley 

February 3 

Simulations Seminar: 

"New triaxial galaxy models"- n 

DANIEL pfenninger. School of Natural Sciences, 

IAS; and tim de zeeuw. School of 

Natural Sciences, IAS 

February' 4 

Art History Colloquium: "The Plantagenets 

and Valois as artistic patrons"- h 

PAUL BiNSKi, School of Historical Studies, IAS 



Hermann Weyl Lecture: 
"Chaos and universahty. III"- m 
LEO P. KADANOFF, University of Chicago 

Topology Seminar: "HypereUiptic genera"- m 
HiROTAKA TAMANOi, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 

"Various points of view on Diff S'" 

PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar: 
"Chocolates: the road to perdition" 
DAVID SPERGEL, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Critical silences in scientific 
discourse: problems of form and re-form"- s 
EVELYN FOX-KELLER, School of Social Science, IAS 

February 5 

Lecture: "The Sepphons Dionysus mosaic and 

its context"- H 

ERIC MEYERS, Duke University 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 
"Quantum field theory and Donaldson's 
polynomials [continued]"- M 
EDWARD wrrTEN, Professor, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "Hermitian 
Einstein connections and stable vector bundles on 
compact complex surfaces"- m 
NICHOLAS BUCHDAHL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Fcbruar\' 8 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Automorphisms 
of nilmanifolds and solutions to diophantine 
equations in sets of positive density"- m 
HARRY furstenberg, Hebrew University and 
University of Maryland 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "A particle physics 
solution to the solar neutrino and dark matter 
problems"- n 
GEOFF WEST, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory 



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Februar\- 9 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Vorticity, oscillations and concentrations in 

incompressible flow"- m 

ANDREW J. MAJDA, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 

D. SCHNEIDER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

G. WEST, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

February 1(1 

Special Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Regularity of flows in porous media"- m 
DONALD G. ARONSON, Uniuersity of Minnesota 

Gender Seminar: "The Aesthetics and Politics 
of Artisanal Identities in Japan"- s 
DORINNE KONDO, School of Social Science, IAS 

February 1 1 

Topology Seminar: "Poisson manifolds, 
enveloping algebras and cyclic homology"- m 
CHRISTIAN KASSEL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Various points of view on Diff S' 
[continued]"- M 

PIERRE DELIGNE, ProfessoT, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory; 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster, I"- m 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Working women: 
subjects, objects, actors of social movements in 
Milan, 1880-1905"- s 
LOUISE TILLY, School of Social Science, IAS 

Fcbruarv 12 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Quantum field theory and Donaldson's 

polynomials [contmued]"- m 

EDWARD wiTTEN, Professor, School of Natural 

Sciences, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Vorticity, oscillations and concentrations in 
incompressible flow [continued]"- m 
ANDREW J. MAJDA, School of Mathematics, IAS 



lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 

"B physics"- n 

FRED GILMAN, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 

February 1 5 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Lorenz/Rychlik 

bifiircation to an attractor"- m 

CLARK ROBINSON, Northwestern University 

Members Seminar: "Analytic torsion and finite 

group actions"- m 

VINCENT DELLAPIETRA, School of Mathematia, IAS 

I cbriiary Id 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "The 

Oppenheim conjecture over totally real number 

fields [continued]"- m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Cohomology of 

p-adic homogeneous spaces"- M 

ULRICH STUHLER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Nonlinear classical field theories"- M 
JOHN NEU, University of California at Berkeley 

February 18 

Geometry and Analysis on BJemann Surfaces: 
"Determinant hne bundles, QuiUen metrics and 
degenerating curves [continued]"- m 
jEAN-BENOlT BOST, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster, 11"- M 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "The 
asymptotic behavior of minimal surfaces in 
hyperbohc space"- m 
FANG HUA UN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "The middle class and 

competition: some considerations of 

the beginnings of modem sport in England 

and Germany"- s 

CHRISTLANE EiSENBERG, School of Social Science, IAS 



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February 19 

Parrial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Nonlinear classical field theories 

[continued]"- m 

JOHN NEU, Utiiuersity of California at Berkeley 

February 22 

Members Seminar: "Zeta functions of Shimura 
varieties attached to unitary groups"- M 
ROBERT kottwitz. Harvard University 

Astrophysics Seminar; "Star formation, optical 

jets and bipolar flows"- n 

FRANK SHU, University of California , Berkeley 

February 23 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "The 

Oppenheim conjecture over totally real number 

fields [continued]"- m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Semmar: "Automorphic 
sheaves related to Eisenstein series over function 
fields"- M 

GERARD LAUMON, Centre National de la 
Recherche Scientifiqiie 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Mathematical questions of hquid crystal"- m 
FANG fr;a LIN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 
J. BARNES, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 
J. applegate, Columbia University; E. groth, 
Princeton University; a. paczynski, Princeton 
University; j. Peebles, Princeton University 

February 24 

Simulations Seminar: Informal discussion on 

topics related to the Space Telescope: 

Scheduhng, data acquisition, data reduction and 

new directions in software development • n 

RUDi albrecht, European Southern Observatory, 

Munich 

February 25 

Topology Seminar: "Cychc homology and 

representations of reductive groups"- m 

PHILIPPE BLANC, Centre National de la Recherche 

Scientijique 



Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Some remarks on Faltings' 8-invanant of a 
Riemann surface"- M 
jEAN-BENOiT BOST, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster [continued]"- m 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "The communitarian 
critique of liberalism"- S 
MICHAEL walzer, Professor, School of 
Social Science, IAS 

February 26 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Conformal field theory and coset 

constructions"- m 

peter goddard, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: 
"The construction of constant mean 
curvature tori"- m 
JOEL SPRUCK, School of Mathematics, IAS 



Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Mathematical questions of liquid crystal" 
FANG HUA LIN, Scltool of Mathematics, IAS 



m 



lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"Normal ordering, invariants and CFT"- N 
ADRIAN KENT, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Februarv' 29 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Catalan 
numbers and branched coverings by P'"- m 
LISA GOLDBERG, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Unitarizability of some 
local cohomology modules via residues"- M 
MILJENKO ZABCic, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Auxiliary fields 
in 4-D N=l supergravity from heterotic 
strings"- N 
WARREN siEGEL, University of Maryland 

March 1 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "Volumes of 
arithmetic quotients of semisimple groups"- m 
GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Krichever's 

theory"- M 

TAKAHIRO SHIOTA, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"A PDE-viscosity solution approach to large 
deviations and wavefront propagation for 
reaction diffusion systems, !"• m 

PANAGIOTIS E. SOUGANIDIS, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 
M. FUKUGITA, Kyoto University; R. mcray. 
University of Colorado; B. paczynski, Princeton 
University; M. postman, Princeton University; 
A. STEBBINS, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 

March 2 

Gender Seminar: "Gender Difference and the 

Production of Subjectivity"- s 

WENDY HOLOWAY, University of Sussex 

March 3 

Art History Colloquium: "Shifting associations 

in fifteenth-century Netherlandish 

manuscnpts '- h 

JAMES D. FARQUHAR, School of Historical 

Studies, IAS 

Topology Seminar: "Closed braid 
representations of the unlink"- M 
JOAN BiRMAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Orbifold holomorphic conformal field 
theories of a Riemann surface" 
PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster [continued]"- M 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Dilemmas of Glasnost: 
cultural policies and Russian nationalism under 
Gorbachev"- s 
YITZHAK BRUDNY, School of Social Science, IAS 



March 4 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Conformal field theory and coset 

constructions [continued]"- M 

PETER GODDARD, Sctiool of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"A PDE-viscosiry solution approach to large 
deviations and wavefront propagation for 
reaction diffusion systems, 11"- m 

PANAGIOTIS E. SOUGANIDIS, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: 
"Periodic minimal surfaces with an infinite 
number of ends"- m 

DAVID A. HOFFMAN, University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst 

March 7 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 
"Automorphisms of the one-sided shift"- m 
MIKE BOYLE, University of Maryland 

Members Seminar: "K3 surfaces as 

moduli spaces"- m 

PETER KRONHEIMER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

March 8 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "Volumes of 

arithmetic quotients of semisimple groups 

[continued]"- m 

GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Nonlinear transport theory: Boltzmann 
equation and Maxwell- Vlosov system"- M 
RONALD J. DiPERNA, Sckool of Mathematics, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 

R. GOTT, Princeton University; E. Jenkins, Princeton 

University; c. pryor, Rutgers Utiiversity; 

L. THOMPSON, University of Illinois 

A Concert of Twentieth-Century Music ■ d 

THE new YORK NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE 

March '> 

Special Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"The square root of the Dirichlet Laplacian on 

Lipschitz domains"- m 

CARLOS KENIG, University of Chicago 



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Simulations Seminar: "Resolurion and 
relaxation in results of N-body calculations"- n 
LARS HERNQUIST, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

March 10 

Analytic Number Theory Seminar: 
"Wanng's problem for biquadrates"- m 
JEAN-MARC DESHOUILLERS, University of Bordeaux 

Topology Seminar: "Strongly commuting 
diffeomorphisms of the two spheres have 
common fixed points"- m 
^41CHAEL HANDEL, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Orbifold holomorphic conformal field 
theories [continued]"- M 
PIERRE DELIGNE, ProfessoT, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster [continued]"- m 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Achieving the most with 
the least: bureaucratic efforts at managing the 
economy m late imperial China"- s 
PIERRE-ETIENNE WILL, School of Social Science, IAS 

March i 1 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Conformal field theory and coset 

constructions [continued]"- m 

PETER GODDARD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "Morse 
theory for minimal surfaces"- m 
JURGENJOST, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Nonlinear transport theory: Boltzmann 
equation and Maxwell- Vlosov system 
[continued]"- M 
RONALD J. DiPERNA, School of Mathematics, IAS 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 

"Sewing Polyakov amplitudes"- n 

STEVEN CARLIP, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 



March 14 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 

"Fractal basin boundaries"- m 

KATHLEEN ALUGOOD, George Mason University 

Members Seminar [Special PDE Seminar]: 
"General variational principles"- m 
JAMES SERRIN, University of Minnesota 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Effective actions 

and space time SUSY"- n 

JAMES GATES, University of Maryland 

Much 15 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "Volumes of 

arithmetic quotients of semisimple groups 

[continued]"- m 

GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Cohomology of 
p-adic homogeneous spaces [continued]"- m 
ULRICH STtJHLER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi 
equations in infinite dimensions"- m 
MICHAEL CRANDALL, University of Wisconsin 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - n 
s. BALBUS, University of Virginia; j. ostriker, 
Princeton University; c. sarazin. University of 
Virginia; A. yahil. State University of New York 

March 16 

Simulations Seminar: "Lattice QCD and 

numerical methods"- N 

MASATAKA FUKUGiTA, School of Natural Scierues, 

IAS 

Gender Seminar: "Identities and Interests in 
Contemporary Collective Action"- s 
DAVID plotke, School of Social Science, IAS 

March 17 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 

"Orbifold holomorphic conformal field theories 

[continued]"- M 

PtERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 



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Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster [continued]"- m 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: 

"What is hberal neutrality?"- s 

GEORGE SHER, School of Social Science, IAS 

March 18 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 

"Conformal field theory and coset 

constructions [continued]"- m 

PETER GODDARD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "Survey of 
existence and regularity for the variational 
maximal surface equation"- m 
ROBERT BARTNIK, Courant Institute and Australian 
National University 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi 
equations in infinite dimensions"- m 
MICHAEL CRANDALL, University of Wisconsin 

Seminar: "Understanding thermal instability"- n 
STEVE BALBUS, University of Virginia 

March 21 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Liapunov 

exponents, entropy and Hausdorff dimension 

in Banach spaces"- m 

PHILIPPE THIEULLEN, University of Maryland 

March 22 

Seminar on Semisimple Groups: "Volumes of 

arithmetic quotients of semisimple groups 

[continued]"- M 

GOPAL PRASAD, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Zeta values at 

positive integers"- M 

DiNESH THAKUR, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 
A. FURCHTER, Princeton University; i. kovner, 
Weizmann Institute of Science; f. schwhzer, 
Princeton University 



March 23 

Seminar on Three- and Four-Manifolds: 

"Instanton holomology and surgery on 

3-manifolds"- M 

ANDREAS FL-OER, Courant Institute 

Simulations Seminar: "Lyapunov instability 

in N-body systems"- n 

DOUGLAS HEGGm, University of Edinburgh 

March 24 

Number Theory Seminar: "MordeU's 

conjecture over fijnction fields and related 

topics [Expository lecture, in the geometric 

case only]"- m 

ENRICO BOMBiERi, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Topology Seminar: "Algorithmic classification 
of hnks up to homotopy"- m 
XIAO-SONG LIN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Geometry and Analysis on Riemann Surfaces: 
"Orbifold holomorphic conformal field theories 
[continued]"- m 

PIERRE DELIGNE, Professor, School of 
Mathematia, IAS 

Lecture on Algebraic Aspects of String Theory: 
"Conformal-field-theoretic construction of the 
Monster [continued]"- m 
JAMES LEPOWSKY, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Seminar on Conformal Field Theory: 
"Conformal field theory and coset constructions 
[continued]"- M 
PETER GODDARD, School of Mathematia , IAS 

Seminar on Differential Geometry: "Foliations 
by constant mean curvature spheres"- M 
RUGANG YE, Stanford University 

Luncheon Seminar: "High wages, empires and 
virtue: historical perspectives on international 
pohtical economy"- s 
ISTVAN HONT, School of Social Science, IAS 

March 25 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: "Nodal 
sets of solutions of eUiptic equations"- m 
ROBERT HARDT, University of Mirmesota 



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lAS-Princeton University Lunchrime Seminar: 

"Universal string field theory"- N 

MICHAEL PESKiN, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 

Gender Seminar: "Women and Modernity: 
The [Life] Styles of Lou Andreas-Salome" and 
"Lesbian Identity and Autobiographical 
Differences"- s 
BiDDE MARTIN, Cornell University 

March 28 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "The application 

of formal language theory to the dynamics of 

cellular automata"- m 

LYMAN HURD, Princeton University; Assistant, 

School of Mathematics 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 

"Orbifolds which 'are' smooth manifolds"- m 

LANCE DIXON, Princeton University 

Marcii 2'* 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "Special zeta values 

in characteristic p"- m 

jiNG YU, School of Mathematics , IAS 

March 3(1 

Simulations Seminar: "A method of successive 

approximations to spherical isotropic cluster 

models"- N 

piet hut, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

and HERWIG dejonghe. School of Natural Sciences, 

IAS 

M:irrh 3 ! 

Topology Seminar: "Algorithmic classification 

of links up to homotopy"- m 

XIAO-SONG LIN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Gender identity and the 

discourse of inner truth"- s 

JUDITH BUTLER, School of Social Science, IAS 

April 4 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Realizing 
automorphisms of the 3-shift"- m 
LINDA KEEN, City University of New York 

Aprils 

Partial Diflferential Equations Seminar: "Large 

time behavior of solutions to compressible 

fluid equations, I"- M 

MARIA SCHONBEK, School of Mathematics, IAS 



Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

D. SPERGEL, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

J. BLAND, University ofHau'aii; L. blitz. University 
of Maryland; A. loeb, IVeizmann Institute of 
Science; r. narayan. University cf Arizona; 

E. TURNER, Princeton University 

Apnl 6 

Gender Seminar: 

"Objectivity and Social Meaning"- s 

MICHAEL WALZER, Professor, School of 

Social Science, IAS 

April 7 

Art History Colloquium: "What was 

Expressionism? The transformation of the 

German concept of Expressionism 

1911-1920"- H 

MARJT WERENSKioLD, School of Historical 

Studies, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "The politics of moral 
reconstruction: Italy 1945-50"- s 
VASMINE ERGAS, School of Social Science, IAS 

April 8 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: "Large 

time behavior of solutions to compressible 

fluid equations, 11"- m 

MARIA SCHONBEK, School of Mathematics, IAS 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"On the 'current' algebra of the KdV 
equation"- N 
ASHOK DAS, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Apnl 1 1 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Minimal action 

orbits for positive definite lagrangian 

systems"- M 

JOHN MATHER, Princeton University 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 
"Duality in QCD"- n 
STEPHEN J. PARKE, Fermilab National 
Accelerator Laboratory 

April 12 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "The deRham 

isomorphism for Drinfeld modules"- m 

ERNST-ULRICH GEKELER, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 



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Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems' 
PAUL RABINOWITZ, Uiiiivrsity of IVisavisin 



M 



Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 
p. AMSTERDAMSKi, University of Texas; 
K. LiBBRECHT, California Institute of Technology; 
p. DE LINTEL, University of Leiden; w. press, Har- 
vard University; g. rybicki. Harvard University; f. 
WILCZEK, University of California at Santa Barbara 

April 14 

Luncheon Seminar: 

"What's the good of equahty?"- s 

JOHN BROOME, Princeton University 

April 15 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems"- m 
PAUL RABINOWITZ, University of Wisconsin 

April 1'' 

Drinfeld Modules Seminar: "The deRham 
isomorphism for Drinfeld modules 
[continued]"- M 

ERNST-ULRICH GEKELER, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Elliptic equations with critical exponent 
on manifolds"- M 
ABBAS BAHRj, Rutgers University 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon ■ n 

D. SCHNEIDER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

K. FREEMAN, Australian National University; 

B. PACZYNSKi, Princeton University; D. stinebring, 

Princeton University; j. TAYLOR, Princeton 

University 

Apnl 20 

Gender Seminar: "U.S. Family PoUcy 
Legislation in the 1980s"- s 
YASMINEERGAS, Scliool oj Social Science, IAS 

Apnl 21 

Luncheon Seminar: "A sheaf of souls: 

PhiUipme reinterpretations"- s 

JEAN-PAUL DUMONT, Scliool of Social Science, IAS 

April 22 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"VerUndemagic and modular geometry"- N 
GREGORY MOORE, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 



April 25 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Coset 
construction of chiral algebras"- n 
JONATHAN BAGGER, Harvard University 

April 2(. 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

H. dejonghe. School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 

J. GUNN, Princeton University; c. Lawrence, 

California Institute of Technology; e. turner, 

Princeton University; A. yahil, Columbia University 

April 27 

Seminar: "The IBM parallel computer GFl 1"- n 

JAMES sexton, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

May 3 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: "Regulari- 
ty theory for non-linear wave equations, I"- m 
JALAL shatah, School of Mathematics, IAS 

May 4 

Gender Seminar: "Reflections on the 

Gender Year"- s 

DAVID GORDON, School of Social Science, IAS 

May 5 

Luncheon Seminar: "French feminists 

and the rights of 'Man'"- s 

JOAN SCOTT, Professor, School of Social Science, IAS 

May 5 and (> 

Gender Seminar: Roundtable meeting on 

reproductive technologies with editors of the new 

journal Differences [Brown University 

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on 

Women] and authors of papers for 

its first issue - s 

May 6 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Regularity theory for non-linear wave 

equations, 11"- m 

JALAL SHATAH, School of Mathematics, IAS 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 
"3-D quantum gravity: scattering on a cone"- n 
STANLEY DESER, Brandeis University 

May 9 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Soliton 
condensation and superconductivity"- n 
TO. lee, Columbia University 



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May 10 

Special Seminar: "A renormalizarion group 

approach to turbulence"- m 

VICTOR YAKHOT, Princeton University 

Astrophysics Seminar 

ROALD SUNYAEV, Space Research Institute, 

Moscow, USSR 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 
D. SPERGEL, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; 
M. WHNBERG, School oj Natural Sciences, IAS; 
M. MiLGROM, Weizmann Institute of Science; 
R SUNYAEV, Space Research Institute, Moscow, 
J. TAYLOR, Princeton Unipersity; s. tremaine, 
California Institute of Technology 

May 13 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Iterative methods for multi-constrained 
variational problems in plasma physics"- m 
JOEL SPRUCK, School of Mathematics, IAS 

M.iy 17 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon - N 

S. BECK\xaTH, Cornell University; L. blitz, 

University of Maryland; c. piltcher, Princeton 

University; T. piran, Hebrew University; w. press. 

Harvard University; d. Weinberg, Princeton 

University 

M.IV IS 

Gender Seminar: "Can There Be a Feminist 

Ethnography?"- s 

ula abu-lughod. School of Social Science, IAS 

Mav 1') 

lAS-Princeton University Special Seminar: 

"Continuum strings from discrete field 

theories"- n 

I. KLEBANOV and L. sussKiND, Stanford University 

May 19 and 20 

Conference: Seventh Biennial Meeting of 

AMI AS [Association of Members of the 

Institute for Advanced Study] 

"Harold Chemiss and the history of ancient 

philosophy" 

LEONARDO TARN, Columbia University 

"Tesselation and symmetry in mathematics 

and design" 

PAUL SALLY, University of Chicago 



"Some new connections between physics 
and geometry" 

EDWARD witten, Professor, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 

May 20 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Geometric maximum principle in nonlinear 

eUiptic PDE [new estimates and 

applications]"- m 

ILYAJ. bakelman. School of Mathematia, IAS 

IxvAS-Princeton University Lunchtime 

Seminar: "Neural networks and the super 

Yang Mills equations over 

Riemann surfaces"- N 

GEORGE CHAPLINE, Lawrence Livermore National 

Lxiboratory 

May 23 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Knot theory 

and statistical mechanics"- n 

V.JONES, University of California, Berkeley 

May 25 

Gender Seminar: "The Body Politic", s 

CARROLL SMITH-ROSENBERG, School of 

Social Science, IAS 

May 26 

Members Seminar: "Hopf s ergodic 
decomposition in Banach lattices"- m 
RADU ZAHAROPOL, School of Mathematia, IAS 

May 31 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • N 
p. HUT, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, 
IAS; T. LAUER, Princeton University; e. turner, 
Princeton University; T. Williams, Rutgers 
University 

June 3 

lAS-Princeton University Lunchtime Seminar: 

"The Hagedorn transition and the number of 

fundamental degrees of freedom in string 

theory"- n 

EDWARD WITTEN, Professor; School of Natural 

Sciences, IAS 



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June 7 

Astrophysics Seminar Luncheon • n 

B. DRAINE, Princeton University; r. kulsrud, 

Plasma Physics Lab; b. paczynski, Princeton 

University 

June 2.-<-3i> 

Conference ■ s 

"Women's Studies research: Critical 

issues — past, present and future" 

Convener: joan scott, Professor, School of 

Social Science, IAS 



In addition, the following lectures at the 
Institute were arranged by the Princeton 
Society of the Archaeological Institute 
of America. 

October 21 

Lecture: "Rome's spice trade with the East" 

STEVEN E. siDEBOTHAM, University of Delaware 

November 1 1 

Lecture: "The mysterious Muses" 

BRUNILDE RiDGWAY, Bryn Mawr College 

December 9 

Lecture: "Harpies: good or bad?" 

ULLY KAHIL, University ofFribourg 

February 10 

Lecture: "The archaeology of the Taurus 
mountains, Turkey: silver and tin in antiquity" 
K. ASLIHAN YENER, Metropolitan Museum of Art 

March 9 

Lecture: "Mothers and children in the art of 

ancient Italy" 

LARISSA BONFANTE, Netv York University 

Apnl 13 

Homer and Dorothy Thompson Lecture: 

"Homeric and Dorotheic Athens" 

EMILY TOWNSEND VERMEULE, Harvard University 



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What follows is a calendar of events sponsored by the Schools of 

Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Science 

and by the Director's Office 



July 5 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"A p-adic analogue of the Gauss-Bonnet 

formula"- m 

RICHARD FREIJE, Boston University 

July h 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"Dupin submanifolds in Lie sphere 

geometry"- m 

THOMAS CECIL, Holy Cross College 

July 10 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"Curvature of submanifolds"- m 

LESLIE COGHLAN, University of Alabama 

July 1 1 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 
"Curvature of submanifolds" [Conclusion] - m 
LESLIE COGHLAN, University of Alabama 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group] : 
"Gauge theory constructions of mapping 
class groups"- M 

EDWARD wiTTEN, Professof, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 

July 13 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 
"Hyperbohc leaves of fobations"- m 
LAWRENCE CONLON, Washington University, 
St. Louis 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 
"Piecewise-circular curves"- M 
THON4AS F. BANCHOFF, Broum University 

July 14 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"Triple points of stable surfaces in 

3-manifolds"- m 

LESLIE COUGHLAN, University of Alabama 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group): 
"Geometric entropy of foharions"- m 
PAWEL WALCZAK, University of Lodz , Poland 



July 20 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"Some formalities regarding the path integral 

approach to knot invariants"- m 

SCOTT AXELROD, Princeton University 

July 25 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 
"Exact solutions of the Dirac equation in N 
dimensions with a Coulomb potential"- M 
MAURICE WONG, Fairfield University 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 
"Some formahries regarding the path integral 
approach to knot invariants" [conclusion] • M 
SCOTT AXELROD, Princeton University 

July 27 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"The contribution to mathematics of Girolamo 

Saccheri"- m 

JOSEPH MAcDONNELL, Fairfield University 

July 28 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group]: 

"Non-theorems: a new approach to the old 

problem of effective decidability in the first 

order predicate calculus"- m 

GERD dOben, University of Munich 

Special Mathematics Seminar [Clavius Group): 
"Structure constants in Lie algebras = computer 
methods"- m 
JOHN kurtzke. University of Portland 

September 13 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 

"Moving away from the critical point"- N 

v. dotsenko. Landau Institute of Tlieoretical 

Physics, Moscow, and 

"Bethe-Ansatz calculation of finite size effects" 

V. BAZHANOV, IHEP 



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September 1 4 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "New 

non-renormahzation theorem for N=l 

supersymmetric theories"- n 

V. NOVIKOV, ITEP; and 

"Superconformal Geometry" 

A. ROSLY, ITEP 

September 1 6 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"On a conjecture of Dahlberg and harmonic 

measure"- m 

ROBERT FEFFERMAN, University of Chicago 

October 3 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Quantum field 
theory and the Jones polynomial"- n 
EDWARD WITTEN, Professor, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "On the 
dynamics of the Henon map [survey]"- m 
LENNART CARLESON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "A polynomial identity 
arising m the study of the Virasoro algebra and 
conformal fields"- M 
ROBERT LANGLANDS, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

October 4 

Representation Theory of p-adic Groups: 

"Structure of admissible representations of 

p-adic groups"- m 

PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Existence of solutions to semilinear 
equations"- m 
YANYAN LI, Princeton University 

(October 3 

Lecture: "Rome and the Seleucids from the 

Khabur to the Tigris: an archaeological 

perspective"- H 

DAVID OATES, British Archaeological Expedition 

to Tell Brak 



October 6 

Art History Colloquium: "Temi figurativi e 

novellistici del Boccaccio fi-a autunno del 

Medioevo e Rinascimento"- H 

viTTORE BRANCA, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

( V tobcr 7 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
Existence of solutions to semilinear equations"- M 
YANYAN LI, Princeton University 

Lunchtime Semmar: "What happens when the 
weak interactions become strong?"- n 
JONATHAN ROSNER, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

October 10 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Branched 

coverings of S'- and piecewise linear maps on 

trees"- M 

MITSUHIRO SHISHIKURA, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "T-equivariant K-theory of 

flag varieties"- m 

SHRAWAN KUMAR, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

October 1 1 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 

"Values of indefinite quadratic fonns at integral 

points"- M 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Structure of admissible representations 
ofGLjvi: open compact subgroups and 
hereditary orders"- m 
COLIN BUSHNELL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

October 1 2 

Special Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Renormahzation group for turbulence" 

[continued] - M 

VICTOR YAKHOT, Princeton University 

Ethnicity Seminar: Planning meeting - s 
MICHAEL WALZER, Professor, School of 
Social Science, IAS 



Number Theory: "Frobenius maps of Abehan 
varieties and finding roots of unity in finite 
fields"- M 
JONATHAN piLA, School of Mathematics, IAS 



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October 13 

Special Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 

"Renormalization group for turbulence" 

[continued] • m 

VICTOR yakhot, Princeton University 

Luncheon Seminar; "The new pluralism in 

American religion and its sociology"- s 

R. STEPHEN WARNER, School of Social Science, IAS 

October 14 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: "The 

least action principle for generalized flows in 

incompressible fluids"- m 

YANN BRENIER, Institut National de Recherche en 

Infomiatique et en Automatique, Le Chesnay, 

France 

October 17 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Distortion of 
S-unimodal maps; an overview"- m 
STEWART JOHNSON, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Kahler-Einstein metrics 
with positive scalar curvature"- M 
GANGTIAN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 
"Global cosmic strings"- n 
PIERRE siKiviE, University of Florida 

October 18 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms; 

"Values of indefinite quadratic forms at integral 

points" [continued] • m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Structure of admissible representations 
ofGLpsj: open compact subgroups 
and hereditary orders" [continued] - m 
PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - m 
RICHARD M. SCHOEN, Stanford University 

October 1 9 

Number Theory Seminar: "p-adic Galois 

representations"- m 

GERD FALTINGS, School of Mathematics, IAS 



October 20 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Feigenbaum 

Cantor sets: a priori bounds"- m 

DENNIS SULLIVAN, City University of New York 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 

"Strange attractors for Henon maps"- M 

LENNART CARLESON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar; "The world of the 

bom-again telescandals"- S 

SUSAN F. HARDING, School of Social Science, IAS 

October 2 1 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - m 

RICHARD SCHOEN, Stanford University 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Extended superconformal 
algebras of string compactification on manifolds 
of SU{N) holonomy"- n 
HiROSHi OOGURI, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

October 24 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Recent results on 
the boundaries of Siegel singular discs"- m 
MICHAEL HERMAN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Members Seminar: "The Langlands-Rapaport 
conjecture for the points on Siegel modular 
varieties"- m 
JAMES MILNE, Scltool of Mathematia, IAS 

October 25 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 

"Values of indefinite quadratic forms at integral 

points" [continued] - m 

ARMAND BOREL, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Structure of admissible representations 
of GLjsj: open compact subgroups and 
hereditary orders" [continued] - M 
PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics, IAS 

October 2f> 

Medievalist Seminar; "The Virgilization of 

'Ovid' and Boethius: mythographic exegesis in 

the early Middle Ages"- H 

JANE CHANCE, School of Historical Studies, IAS 



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Number Theory Seminar: "Sums over primes 
of Fourier coefEcients of half-integral weight 
forms"- M 
WILLIAM DUKE, Rutgers University 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Nonlinear waves for compressible 
Navier-Stokes and Euler equations"- m 
TAI-PING LIU, Courant Institute 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of papers by 
Timothy Smith and Martha Minow ■ s 
MICHAEL WALZER, Profcssor, Sclwol of Social 
Science, IAS 

October 27 

Concert: A concert of classical music by the 

Chamber Music Society of Lmcoln Center • d 

Luncheon Seminar: "Fact and fiction in the 
anthropology of America's northwest coast"- s 
ISABELLE SCHULTE-TENCKHOFF, School of Social 
Science, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Strange 
attractors for Henon maps" [continued] ■ m 
LENNART CARLESON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Feigenbaum 
Cantor sets: q.c— conjugacy and geometric 
stability"- M 
DENNIS SULLIVAN, City University of New York 

October 28 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Nonlinear waves for compressible 
Navier-Stokes and Euler equations"- M 
TAI-PING LIU, Courant Institute 

Trustees' Lecture: "Cautionary tales for 
scientists"- D 

FREEMAN DYSON, Professor, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 

October 3 1 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Conjugacies 
between circle homeomorphisms"- M 
GRZEGORZ SWLATEK, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Closed string 
couplings that give the modular region"- n 
BARTON zwiEBACH, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology 



1988 Oppenheimer Lecture: "Newton and 
Einstein - a study in contrasts"- d 
s. CHANDRASEKHAR, Enrico Fermi Institute, 
University of Chicago 

November 1 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 

"Decomposition of the tensor product of two 

finite dimensional representations of a complex 

semi-simple Lie algebra"- m 

SHRAWAN KUMAR, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Representations of Hecke 
algebras"- m 
GEORGE LUSZTiG, School of Mathematics, IAS 

No\'cmbcr 2 

Number Theory Seminar: "p-adic Galois 

representations" [continued] ■ M 

GERD FALTINGS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Technical Lecture - n 

s. CHANDRASEKHAR, Enrico Fermi Institute, 

University of Chicago 

November 3 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Strange 
attractors for Henon maps" [continued] • m 
LENNART CARLESON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Ergodic properties 
of parricle motion in potential fields"- m 
VICTOR DONNAY, Princeton University 

Luncheon Seminar: "After the Mutiny on the 
Bounty was over: reflections on ethnographic 
history, or how could Clark Gable, Marlon 
Brando and Mel Gibson have been so 
wrong?"- s 
GREGORY m. dening. School of Social Science, IAS 

November 4 

Parrial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"StabiUty properties of a critical point for an 
infinite dimensional HamHtonian system"- m 
manoussos GRiLLAKis, School ofMathematia, IAS 

Lunchtime Seminar: "2+1 dimensional gravity 
as a gauge theory"- n 

EDWARD wiTTEN, Professor, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 



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November 7 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Local 

complexity growth for iterations of real analytic 

mappings and semicontinuity moduli 

of the entropy"- M 

YOSEF YOMDIN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Symmetry breaking for 
bifurcation problems with symmetry"- m 
ROGER RICHARDSON, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Some 
observations on compactification of 
superstrings"- n 
JOHN SCHWARZ, California Institute of Technology 

November S 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 
"Decomposition of the tensor product of two 
finite dimensional representations of a complex 
semi-simple Lie algebra" [continued] - m 
SHRAWAN KUMAR, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Representations of Hecke algebras" 
[continued] • m 
GEORGE LUSZTIG, School of Mathematics, IAS 

November 9 

Medievalist Seminar: "The invention of royal 
ceremonial: Two examples from Castile"- h 
PETER A. LINEMAN, School of Historical Studies. IAS 

Ethnocity Seminar: Discussion of papers by 

Debray, Connor, and Lijphart - s 

DAN HOROWITZ, School of Social Scietue, IAS 

November '* .ind in 
Number Theory Seminar: 
"Diophantine geometry"- m 
paulvojta. University of California, Berkeley 

November 1 1 ( 

Art History Colloquium: "La repubhque des 

lettres: mythe, idee, ou realite?"- h 

MARC FUMAROLI, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Strange 
attractors for Henon maps" [continued] • m 
lennart carleson. School of Mathematics, IAS 



Luncheon Seminar: "Between philosophy and 
pohtics: democracy and the decentering of the 
subject"- s 
CHANT AL MOUFFE, School of Social Science, IAS 

November 14 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Automorphisms 

of the one-sided three shift and the dynamics of 

cubic polynomials"- M 

PAUL BLANCHARD, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Quantitative 

symmetrization ot convex bodies" - m 

jORAM LiNDENSTRAUSS, School of Mathematia, IAS 

November 15 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 
"Representations of quantum groups"- M 
GEORGE LUSZTIG, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Representations of Hecke algebras" 
[continued] - M 

Special Seminar in Complex Analysis: 
"Multidimensional power-series, 
an informal talk"- M 
LARS V. AHLFORS, Harvard University 

November 1 d 

Informal Seminar: "Rhetoric revisited and 

revalued"- h 

MARC FUMAROLI, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "p-adic Galois 

representations" [continued] - m 

GERD FALTINGS, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of papers by Bell, 
HaU, Omni and Winant, and Pizzorno - s 
CHANT AL MOUFFE, School of Social Science, IAS; and 
MICHAEL WALZER, Professor, School of 
Social Science, IAS 

November 17 

Luncheon Seminar: "The historical origins of 

U.S. industrial success"- s 

GAVIN WRIGHT, School of Social Science, IAS 



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Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Strange 
attractors for Henon maps, informal 
discussion"- m 
LENNART CARLESON, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Homoclinic 
tangencies: concurrent creation and 
annihilation of penodic orbits"- m 
ITTAI KAN, University of Maryland, Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology 

November IS 

Lunchtime Seminar: "[Super]-field theories 

from [super] -twistors"- N 

SORIN SOLOMON, The Weizmann Institute 

November 2 1 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Classification 

of SU(2)-cocycles over an irrational rotation 

and renormalization"- M 

MAREK RYCHLIK, School of Mathematics , IAS 

Special Seminar on Construction of 
L Functions: "L functions for G2" 
[continued) ■ m 
STEPHEN RALLis, Ohio State University 

No\cinbcr 22 

Medievalist Seminar: "Oral contraceptives and 
early abortifacients in the Middle Ages"- h 
JOHN M. RIDDLE, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Special Seminar on Construction of 
L Functions: "L functions for G2"- M 
I. PIATETSKI-SHAPIRO, Yale University 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Unitary criterion for p-adic groups"- m 
ALLEN MOY, Rutgers University 

November 23 

Number Theory Seminar: "The number of 

integral points on ovals"- M 

ENRICO BOMBiERi, Professor, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

November 28 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Families of 
diffeomorphisms of the two-torus"- m 
JOHN GUCKENHEiMER, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 



Members Seminar: "Jacobi, Virasoro and 

Kac-Moody actions on 

an infinite Grassmannian"- m 

MOTOMCO MULASE, School of Mathematics, IAS 

November 29 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 
"Decomposition of the tensor product of two 
finite dimensional representations of a complex 
semi-simple Lie algebra" [continued] - m 
SHRAWAN KUMAR, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "GLivi in the composite case, 

an introduction"- M 

PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: "Viscosity 
solution methods for regularity of variational 
inequalities"- m 
ROBERT JENSEN, Loyola University of Chicago 

November 30 

Number Theory Seminar: "p-adic Galois 

representations" [continued] - m 

GERD FALTINGS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

December 1 

Art History Colloquium: "The BelUni, the 

Vivarini and the beginnings of the Renaissance 

altarpiece in Venice"- h 

PETER B. HUMFREY, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Generality and relativism 

in legal theory"- s 

WILLIAM EWALD, School of Social Science, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Periodic and 
quasi-periodic solutions for non-Unear wave 
equations via KAM theory"- m 
EUGENE WAYNE, Pennsylvania State University 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Boundaries 

of Siegel singular domains"- M 

MICHAEL HERMAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

December 2 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Orbifolds and rational 

confomial field theory"- n 

ROBBERT DIJKGRAAF, University of Utrecht 



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Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Viscosity solution methods for regularity of 
vanational inequalities" [continued] • M 
ROBERT JENSEN, Loyola Unii'ersity 

Seminar: "p-adic cohomology" 

[technical lecture] ■ m 

GERD FALTiNGS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Informal Seminar: "Inertial manifolds for 
partial differential equations" 
GEORGE SELL, University of Minnesota 

December 5 

Informal Seminar: "Report from Rome; San 

Lorenzo in Damaso - A fourth-century church 

rediscovered"- H 

RICHARD KRAUTHEIMER, Scliool of Historical 

Studies, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Species of 
conformal dynamical systems"- M 
CURT MCMULLEN, Priuceton University 

December 5, 7, 8 

The Twelfth Marston Morse Lectures: 

"Holomorphic surgery"- M 

ADRIEN DOUADY, Ecole Normak Siiperieiire, Paris 

December 6 

Medievalist Seminar: "Merchant writers 

in the late Middle Ages"- h 

viTTORE BRANCA, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Global regulanty of Navier-Stokes m thin 
three- dimensional domains"- m 
GEORGE SELL, University of Minnesota 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 
"Representations of quantum groups" 
[continued] - M 
GEORGE LuszTiG, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "GLn in the composite case" 
[continued] • M 
PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics, IAS 



December 7 

Public Lecture: "Angry saints and kind 

demons"- h 

ARON J. GUREVICH, Institute for General History, 

Soviet Academy oj Sciences 

Special Lecture: "Smooth representations of 
Lie algebras and conformal fields"- m 

A.A. BEILINSON, MosCOW 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of Benedict 
Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on 
the Ongin and Spread of Nationalism ■ s 
JEAN LECA, School of Social Science, IAS 

December S 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Boundaries of 
Siegel singular domains" [continued] ■ M 
MICHAEL HERMAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Special Seminar: "On Polylogarithms"- m 
DON ZAGIER, University of Maryland 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Tableaux and 
Julia sets of cubic polynomials"- m 
JOHN H. HUBBARD, Cornell University 

Luncheon Seminar: "On disciplinary strategies 
and the labor market: Argentine rural society 
between 1820 and 1860"- s 
RICARDO SALVATORE, School of Social Science, IAS 

December 9 

Informal Seminar: "Recent developments in 

Soviet medieval historiography"- H 

ARON J. GUREVICH, Institute for General History, 

Soviet Academy of Sciences 

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminar: 

"Global string dynamics"- n 

T. VACHASPATi, DAMTP, Cambridge 

Special Seminar: "On Polylogarithms". 
DON ZAGIER, University of Maryland ■ m 

Partial Differential Equations Seminar: 
"Global regulanty of Navier-Stokes in thin 
three-dimensional domains"- m 
GEORGE SELL, University of Minnesota 



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December 1 2 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Rotation vectors 

and entropy for difFeomorphisms of the 

torus"- M 

ROBERT MACKAY, Uniuersity of Warwick; and 

"Boundaries of Siegel singular domains" 

[continued] • M 

MICHAEL HERMAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Volume and entropy in 
spaces of large dimension; some unexpected 
phenomena"- m 
VITAL! MiLMAN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

December 1 3 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Representations of division 

algebras"- m 

LARRY CORWIN, Rutgers University 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Algebraic 
geometry and effective Lagrangians"- n 
emil martinec, University of Chicago 

Seminar on Lie Groups and Quadratic Forms: 
"Irreducible components of the variety of 
unstable vectors"- M 
ROGER RICHARDSON, School of Mathematics, IAS 

December 1 4 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of Carl Schmitt, 

The Concept of the Political - s 

WILLIAM EWALD, School of Social Science, IAS 

December 1 3 

Art History CoOoqumm: "Saints and Jews: 
patronage, hagiography and anti-Semitism in the 
stained glass of Saint Die [Vosges]"- h 
MEREDITH P. LiLLiCH, School of Historical 
Studies, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: "Isn't there anything out 
there we can all agree upon? The quest for 
cultural consensus in anthropology and 
history"- s 
JAMES w. FERNANDEZ, School of Social Science, IAS 

December 1 6 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Overrelaxed algonthms 

for lattice gauge theory"- n 

FRANK BROWN. Columbia University 



December 1 9 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Two dimen- 
sional theory space and Stochastic quantization 
of strings"- N 
G. MANDAL, Tata Institute 

Special Seminar: "A geometrical approach to 
the theory of representations of finitely 
generated groups"- m 

VLADIMIR PLATONOV, Institute of Mathematics of 
the Soviet Academy of Sciences 

December 20 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Representations of division algebras" 

[continued] - m 

LARRY CORWIN, Rutgers University 

January 9 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Localization 

for quasi-periodic Schroedinger in one 

dimension"- M 

YA SINAI, Soviet Academy of Sciences 

Dynamjcal Systems Seminar: - m 
MIKHAIL YAKOBSON, University of Maryland 

January 1 1 

Medievalist Seminar: "Classes and guilds in 

late medieval Germany"- h 

STEVEN w. ROWAN, School of Historical Studies, 

IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "Demographic nationalism 

in Western Europe, 1870-1960"- s 

SUSAN COTT WATKINS, University of Pennyslvania 

January 12 

Luncheon Seminar: "Piety, secularism, 
socialism — on religion and working-class 
formation in imperial Germany, 1871-1914"- S 
wiLFRiED SPOHN, School of Social Science, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Quantum chaos 
and double Weyl's trigonometric sums"- m 
YA SINAI, Soviet Academy of Sciences 

January 13 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Straddle orbits: 
finding trajectories on chaotic saddles"- m 
JAMES YORKE, University of Maryland 



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January 16 

Members Seminar: "Free Field representation 
of minimal conformal field theories"- m 
GIOVANNI FELDER, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

January 17 

Art History Colloquium: "The patronage of 

Doge Andrea Dandolo: How art made history 

in fourteenth-century Venice"- H 

DEBRA PiNCUS, Sclwol of Historical Studies, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups; "Representations of division algebras" 
[continued] • m 
LARRY CORWIN, Rutgers University 

lanuary 19 

Luncheon Seminar: "History beyond social 

theory"- s 

LYNN HUNT, School of Social Science, IAS 

January 23 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "One-dimension 

Euler equations and Hamiltonian 

dynamics"- m 

YA SINAI, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences 

January 24 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 

"rj-mvariants of arithmetic"- M 

MARK STERN, School of Mathematics , IAS 

January 25 

Ethnicity Seminar: "Nation and universe"- s 
MICHAEL WALZER, Professor, School of Social 
Science, IAS 

Number Theory: "An introduction to 
diophantme approxmiation"- M 
ENRICO BOMBiERi, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

lanuary 26 

Luncheon Seminar: "A critique of 

philosophical conversation"- s 

MICHAEL WALZER, Professor, School of Social 

Science, IAS 

lanuary 27 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Duality of fields and 
sources in conformal field theory"- n 
MICHAEL BERSHADSKY, School of Natural 
Sciences, IAS 



January- 30 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Rotation sets for 

torus maps"- M 

MICHAEL MisiUREWicz, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "The Lifschetz trace formula 
for an open algebraic surface"- m 
THOMAS F. ziNK, School of Mathematics , IAS 

January 3 1 

Medievahst Seminar: "Papal policy and 
jurisdiction in cases of academic orthodoxy: 
1100-1400"- H 

WILLIAM J. couRTENAY, School of Historical 
Studies, IAS 

Seminar on Locally Symmetnc Varieties: 
"rj-invariants of arithmetic varieties" 
[continued] - M 
MARK STERN, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

February 1 

Number Theory Seminar: "Geometry of 

numbers over the adeles"- m 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School oj 

Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Supercuspidal representations induced 
from normalizers of parahoric subgroups"- m 
LAWRENCE MORRIS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

February 2 

Luncheon Seminar: "Work in progress: the cold 
war in history, fiction and everyday hfe"- s 
FRED INGLIS, School of Social Science, IAS 

February 3 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantinc approximation" [continued] ■ M 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

February '> 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Corners in 

Calabi-Yau moduh space"- n 

RYAN ROHM, Boston University 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Destruction of 

invariant curves"- M 

JOHN MATHER, Princeton University 



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Members Seminar: "Instantons, Platonic solids 
and the geometry of the nilpotent vanety"- m 
PETER KRONHEiMER, Sdiool oj Mathematics, IAS 

February 7 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 

"Invariants and Sato-Shmtani 

zeta-functions"- m 

MARK STERN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

February 8 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Tamely ramified supercuspidal 
representations for the classical groups"- m 
LAWRENCE MORRIS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "Dyson's theorem 
m diophantme approxunations'"- M 
ENRICO BOMBiERi, Professor, School oj 
Mathematics, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "The national question in 

Poland and the Soviet Union"- s 

EWA MORAWSKA, 5i:/!t'o/ of Social Science, IAS 

February 9 

Luncheon Seminar: "History in crisis? The 

others' side of the story"- s 

JOAN w. SCOTT, Professor, School oj Social 

Science, IAS 

Art History Colloquium: "Paradox and 

enigma in Danhome art"- H 

SUZANNE BLiER, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

February 10 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Gauge theories and 

integrable lattice models"- n 

EDWARD wiTTEN, Professor, School oj Natural 

Sciences, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 

deophantine approximation" [continued] ■ m 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

Fcbruan,' 13 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Topological 

pressure, principal eigenvalues and growth rates 

of solution for parabolic equations with small 

parameters"- m 

YURI KIFER, School of Mathematics, IAS 



February 14 

Medievalist Seminar: "What did monasticism 

mean to medieval man?"- h 

LUDOj.R. MiLis, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties 
[continued]: "A Lefschetz theorem for Hecke 
operators"- M 
MARK STERN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "The traveling salesman 
problem and related problems in harmonic 
analysis"- m 
PETER JONES, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Special Seminar: "Geometry and potential 

theory on Lie groups"- M 

N. VAROPOULOS, University of Paris VI 

Fcbruan,- 1 5 

Number Theory Seminar: "Heights and 
intersections on arithmetic surfaces"- m 
D. THAKUR, School of Matlmnatia, IAS 

February 16 

Luncheon Seminar: "Sacred monarchy, regicide, 

and the boundaries of legitimacy"- s 

LLOYD moote. School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 

"Minimal action orbits"- m 

JOHN MATHER, School of Mathematics, IAS 

FcbriKU'N' 17 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 

diophantine approximation" [continued] - m 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

February 20 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Catastrophes, 
spectral flow and coset models"- n 
CUMRUN VAFA, Harvard University 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "New invanant 
manifolds and foliations and applications to 
rigidity"- M 
R. DE LA LLAVE, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

February 21 

Members Seminar: "Symmetric decreasing 
rearrangement is discontinuous in Wip(R") 
ELLIOTT LiEB, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 



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Fcbruars' 22 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Iteration of the arithmetic-geometnc 

mean and complex multiplication"- m 

GUY HENNIART, Sclwol of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "Calculus on 

anthmetic surfaces"- m 

MICHAEL LAR.SEN, Sdwol of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "The elementary 
theory of heights"- m 
ENRICO BOMBIERJ, Ptojessor, School oj 
Mathematics, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "State, community and 
communal conflicts in deeply divided 
societies"- s 
DAN HOROWITZ, School of Social Science, IAS 

February 23 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 
"Use of Peierls Barrier"- M 
JOHN MATHER, PrincetOH University 

Luncheon Seminar: "Democratic citizenship in 
France— two hundred years later: expanding or 
crumbling?"- s 
JEAN LECA, School of Social Science, IAS 

February 24 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [continued] - M 
ENRICO BOMBIERJ, Pwjessor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

February 27 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Chaotic flows 

and magnetic dynamoes"- m 

E. ott. School of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "On Whittaker vectors 
for complex scmisimple Lie groups"- m 
H. matumoto. School of Mathematics, IAS 

FebruaiY 28 

Medievalist Seminar: "Joachim of Fiore"- h 

ROBERT LERNER, Scliool of Historical Studies, IAS 



Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 
"77-invariants and Selberg zeta functions"- m 
H. Moscovici, School of Mathematics, IAS 

March 1 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Recent results on the admissable dual 

of GLn"- m 

p.c. kutzko. School of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: 
"The local theory of heights"- m 
ENRICO BOMBiERi, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: 
"Calculus on arithmetic surfaces"- m 
M. LARSEN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

March 2 

Luncheon Seminar: "Comparative economic 
history: the cases of Spain, Italy, and Portugal in 
the nineteenth-and early twentieth-centuries"- s 
GABRIEL TORTELLA, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Art History Colloquium: "Wall painting and the 
politics of narrative in twelfth-century 
France"- H 
MARCIA KUPFER, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

March 3 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [continued] - m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Pwfessor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Mathematical Physics Seminar: "Rounding of 
first order transitions for systems with 
quenched disorder"- m 
J. WEHR, Rutgers University 

March 6 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Commensurate- 
incommensurate phase transitions in the chiral 
Potts model"- N 

BARRY McCOY, Institute for Theoretical Physics, 
Stony Brook 



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Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Generically 
surface diffeomorphisms have hyperbolic 
attractors"- m 
R. MANE, Scluxil of Mathematics, IAS 

March « 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Recent results on the admissible 

dual of GLfg"- M 

COLIN BUSHNELL, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "Calculus on 
anthmetic surfaces" [continued] ■ m 
MICHAEL LARSEN, School of Mathematia, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of Bernard 
Williams, Morality: An Introduction 
to Ethics ■ s 
WILLIAM EWALD, School of Social Science, IAS 

March 9 

Luncheon Seminar; "Possession and exorcism 

in early modern Europe: a cultural history of 

demons"- s 

STUART CLARK, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Special Seminar [Partial Differential 
Equations]: "Qualitative properties of 
solutions to non-linear P.D.E.'s and 
apphcations"- m 
HENRI BERESTYCKJ, University oj Paris VI 

March 10 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Higher spin particles 

in background fields"- n 

CHIARA NAPPi, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Special Lecture: "Homer, Iliad: a war poem"- h 
BERNARD M. w. KNOX, Center for Hellenic Studies 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [continued] - m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Profossor, Scliool of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Special Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Ergodic 
properties of a one dimensional system of balls 
with gravity", m 
M. wojTKOWSKi, University of Arizona 



March 13 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Symbolic 

dynamics for expanding maps"- m 

DAVID RUELLE, Institut des Hautes Etudes, 

Biires-sur-Yvette 

Members Seminar: "Automorphic 
representations and Lefschetz numben"- m 
BiRGiT SPEH, School of Mathematics, IAS 

March 14 

Medievalist Seminar: "Periodization of Arabic 
science: problems of methodology"- h 
GEORGE SALIB A, Sclwol of Historical Studies, IAS 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 
"Quasiprojectivity of complete Kahler manifolds 
of negative Ricci curvature and finite 
volume"- M 
ALANNADEL, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Special Dynamical Systems Seminar: 
"Rotation sets for the Torus and Annulus"- m 
JOHN FRANKS, Northwestern University 

March 15 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 

Groups: "Recent results on the admissible dual 

of GL|,j"- m 

PHILIP KUTZKO, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: 

"The anthmetic of elliptic curves"- M 

KARL RUBIN, Ohio State University 

March 16 

Luncheon Seminar: "Apocalypse postponed: 

reconsidenng Indonesia"- s 

DON emmerson, School of Social Sciences, IAS 

Special Number Theory Seminar: "The 
arithmetic of elliptic curves" [continued] - m 
KARL RUBIN, Ohio State University 

March 17 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [continued] - m 
ENRICO BOMBIERJ, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 



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March 20 

Special Lecture: "Fluctuations and 

coevolution in the dynamics of viral 

diseases'- D 

SIMON A. LEVIN, Director's Visitor, 

Cornell University 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "An effective 
theory of P and T violating 
superconductors"- n 

ANTHONY ZEE, Institute for Theoretical Physics, 
Santa Barbara 

Dynamical Systems Seminar; 

"The rotation set for a homeomorphism ot the 

annulus is closed"- M 

M. HANDEL, Lehman College, 

City University of New York 

Members Seminar: "Semismiphcity ot the 
biholomorphism group of the universal cover 
of an algebraic vanety with C, < 0"- M 
ALAN NADEL, School of Mathematia, IAS 

March 21 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 

"A definition of math"- n 

LEV OKUN, Institute of Experimental & Tlieoretical 

Physics, Moscow 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 
"Quasiprojectivity of complete K hler 
manifolds of negative Ricci curvature and 
finite volume" [continued] • M 
ALAN NADEL, Scltool of Mathematia, IAS 

Supermanifold Theory Seminar: 

"A course on supermanifold theory"- M 

dimitry leites. School of Mathematia, IAS 



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March 22 

Special Lecture: 

problem"- d 

SIMON A. LEVIN, Director's Visitor, 

Cornell University 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Recent results on the admissible 
dual of GLn"- m 
PHILIP kutzko. School of Mathematia, IAS 



Number Theory Seminar: 
"An overview of Vojta's proof- m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "Blasphemy, offensive 
speech and cultural pluralism: - s 
MICHAEL WALZER, Pfofessor, Sclwol of 
Social Science, IAS 

March 23 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Exact quantum scattering 

in 2 + 1 dimensional gravity"- N 

STEVEN CARLIP, Sclwol of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Luncheon Seminar: 

"Capitahsm vs. democracy yet again"- s 

ALAN RYAN, Princeton University 

Concert: "Concert of twentieth-century music" 
Continuum - D 

Marcli 27 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Analytic 
conjugation of circle diffeomorphisms"- M 
jean-christophe YOCCOZ, University of Paris XI 

Special Seminar: "p-adic quantum mechanics 

and representation theory"- M 

IGOR VOLOVICH, University of North Carolina 

Members Seminar: "Analysis on CR 

manifolds"- m 

JOSEPH KOHN, School of Mathematics, IAS 

March 28 

Medievalist Seminar: "Grundfragen des 
mittelalterhchen kirchlichen Prozessrechts"- H 
knut nOrr, School of Historical Studies, IAS 

Seminar on Locally Symmetric Varieties: 
"L--index and representation theory"- m 
j.p. LABESSE, University of Dijon, France 

March 29 

Special Seminar: "p-adic strings"- m 

IGOR VOLOVICH, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Seminar on Representation Theory of p-adic 
Groups: "Recent results on the admissable dual 
of GLim" [continued] - M 

PHILIP KUTZKO and COLIN BUSHNELL, School oj 

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Number Theory Seminar: "An overview of 
Vojta's proof [conclusion) • m 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, ProfcSSOr, School of 

Mathematics, IAS 

March M I 

Luncheon Seminar: Insecure prosperity: 

Jews in small-town industrial America, 

1880-1940"- s 

EWA MORAWSKA, Sdwol of Social Science, IAS 

March 3 i 

Special Seminar: "Analytic torsion of 

Koszul complexes"- m 

EZRA GETZLER, Harvard University 

April 3 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Implications of 

experiment for the theory of high temperature 

superconductivity"- n 

VICTOR EMERY, Brookliaveti National Liiboratory 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: 
"Rational maps of degree two"- m 
MARY REES, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Members Seminar: "Line geometry, 
differential equations and the birth of Lie's 
Theory of Groups"- m 
THOMAS HAWKINS, School of Mathematics, IAS 

April 4 

Supermanifold Theory Seminar: 

"A Course on supermanifold theory"- M 

DiMiTRY LEITES, School of Mathematics, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "Sociology and 

historiography of immigration"- S 

EWA MORAWSKA, School of Social Science, IAS 

April 6 

Luncheon Seminar: "From riot to rebellion: 
ethnic and political crisis in Chiapas, 
1685-1720"- s 

MURDOJ. MACLEOD, School of 

Historical Studies, IAS 

April 7 

Lunchtime Seminar: "Renormalization group 

flows in G/H conformal theories from flows in 

WZW models"- n 

NORMAN REDLiCH, Sclwol of Natural Sciences, IAS 



April Ml 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Random 

perturbations and invariant measures for 

one-dimensional maps"- m 

MICHAEL BENEDICKS, School of Matliematics, IAS 

April 1 1 

Supermanifold Theory Seminar: 

"A Course on supermanifold theory"- m 

DIMITRY LEITES, School of Mathematics, IAS 

April \2 

Number Theory Seminar: 
"First steps in Vojta's proof- m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

April 13 

Luncheon Seminar: "Remaking pohtics: 

citizenship and race in Britain and the 

United States"- s 

MARGARET WEIR, Scliool of Social Science, IAS 

April 14 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 

diophantine approximation" [continued] - m 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of Mathematics, 

IAS 

April 17 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 
"Quantum gravity in two dimensions"- n 
J. POLCHINSKI, University of Texas 

Dynamical Systems Seminar: "Towards 
universality in one-dimensional dynamics"- m 
GRZEGORZ SWIATEK, School of Mathematics, IAS 

April 19 

Number Theory Seminar: 
"Vojta's proof [continued] - m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Professor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

April 21 

Lunchtime Seminar: "The cluster expansion for 

wormholes, the large wormhole problem and 

Newton's constant"- n 

s.P. DE ALWis, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 



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Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [contmued] • M 
ENRICO BOMBiERi, Pwfeisoi; Sclwol of MiUliematics, 
IAS 

April 2() 

Special Seminar: "Coefficient problems for 

univalent functions"- M 

PETER JONES, Scliool of Mathematics, IAS 

Number Theory Seminar: "Vojta's proof 
[conclusion] ■ M 

ENRICO BOMBIERI, Pwfessor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "From equal opportunity to 
'The New Social Contract': Race and politics 
of the American 'underclass'"- s 
MARGARET WEIR, School of Social Science, IAS 

April 27 

Luncheon Seminar: "Niccolo Machiavelli 

and Paternosters"- s 

SEBASTIAN DE GRAZIA, Rutgers University 

April 28 

Special Seminar: "Dupin submanifolds"- m 

SHIING s. CHERN, University oj California, Berkeley 

Number Theory Seminar: "An introduction to 
diophantine approximation" [conclusion] ■ m 
ENRICO BOMBIERI, Ptofessor, School of 
Mathematics, IAS 

May 5 

Lunchtime Seminar; "Nonunitarity in rational 

conformal field theory"- n 

JOANNE COHN, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 

Trustees' Lecture: "The magic of four 

dimensions"- d 

EDWARD WITTEN, Profcssor, Sclwol of Natural 



M.iy '; 

Ethnicity Seminar: Discussion of readings 
displaying a range of "abortion rhetorics"- S 
SUSAN HARDING, Scliool of Social Science, IAS 

May 1(1 

Special Mathematics Seminar: 
"Arithmetic ampleness"- m 
c. SOULE, Harvard University 

M.iv 15 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Quantum 
mechanics of the googolplexus"- n 
w. FISCHLER, University of Texas 

Concert: Performance by The Pnnceton 
Baroque Ensemble - d 

May 17 

Theoretical Physics Seminar: 

"The dual of the Aharonov-Bohm effect"- n 

JEEVA ANANDAN, University of South Carolina 

May IS 

Ethnicity Seminar: "Young Arabs, young 
Moslems, Young 'Beurs' or What? The 
unfinished quest of Rachid and Farida"- s 
JEAN LECA, School of Social Science, IAS 

May 19 

Lunchtime Seminar: "The visual cortex and 

neural networks: an overview"- n 

JOSEPH J. ATICK, School of Natural Sciences, IAS 



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In addition, the following lecture; at tlic 
Institute were arranged by the Princeton 
Society of the Archaeological Institute 
ot America. 

October 12 

Lecture: "Greek and Roman artistry in ivory' 
ANDREW OLIVER [Tlwinpsoti Lecturer], Director, 
Museum Programs, National Endowment for the 
Arts, Washington, D.C. 

November '> 

Lecture; "A lidded Dinos in Princeton by 
Syriskos and the Syriskos Painter". 
ROBERT GUY, Princeton University Museum 

December 1 4 

Lecture: "Thera and the beginnings of 

Mycenaean civilization" 

SPYROS lAKOVlDlS, University of Pennsylvania 



February 8 

Lecture: "Herakles and the gigantomachy: 

Athens and Pergamon" 

GLORIA FERRARI PiNNEY, Br)'n Mawr College 

March 8 

Lecture: "The reception of Greek art in the 

Black Sea area" 

JAN BOUZEK, [Norton Lecturer], Charles University, 

Prague 

April 12 

Lecture: "The Philistines" 

ROBERT R. STEIGLITZ, Rutgers University, 

New Brunswick, New Jersey 



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