Institute
/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
leaden in the theory of elementary particles.
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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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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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
F First Term ■ S Second Term • M Member with Long Term Appointment
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THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES
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
V Visitor ■ A Research AssislanI ■ R Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
f First Term ■ S Second Term M Member with Long Term Appointment
V Visitor ■ A Research Assistant ■ B. Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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THE SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
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
delivered by R. Schoen.
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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
F Firsl Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member with Long Tern Appointment
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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
V Visilor ■ A Research Assistant ■ R Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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Institute for advanced study
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
F First Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member wilh Loii^ Term Appointment
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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
V Visitor ■ A Research Assistant ■ R. Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
F First Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member with Long Term Appointment
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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
V Visitor - A Research Assislmtl ■ R- Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
F First Term ■ S Secorul Term ■ M Member with Lout; Term Appoinlmeiil
V I'isilor • A Research Assistatit ■ R Rescmch Associiite D Distm^mshed Visitor
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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
Institute for advanced study
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-
lution of dense stellar systems. A projected study of collisions between galaxies
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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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Institute for advanced study
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
F First Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member with Long Term Appointment
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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
V Viiitor ■ A Research Assistant ■ K Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
F pint Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member with Lang Term Appointment
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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
V Visitor ■ A Research Assistant ■ K Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
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
V l'75ilor ■ A Research AaUtaul - R Research Associate ■ D Distinguished Visitor
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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
F First Term ■ S Second Term ■ M Member with Loii^ Term Appointment
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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
V Visitor ■ A Research Assistant • R Research Associate • D Distinguished Visitor
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THE i^SfnUTt iG-l aL
,1:0 3TUDY
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.
THE LIBRARIES
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
H Sclwol of Historical Studies • M School ofMathematia ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies • M School of Mathematics • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematia • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
M
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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
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Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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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
H School of Historical Studies • M School of Mathematics - N School of Natural Sciertces
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
75
Institute for advanced study
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
H School ofHbtorical Studies • M School of Mathematia • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
77
Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School ofMalhematics • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
79
Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies - M School of Mathematics • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
81
Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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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
H School of Historical Sliidiei ■ M School of Mathematics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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Academic Year 1988-S9
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematics • N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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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
H School o/Hbtorical Studies ■ M School of Mathematia ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
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Institute for advanced study
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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
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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
H School of Historical Stiiilies ■ M School of Mathematics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
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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
H School of Hislorical Studies ■ M School of Mtithemalics ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
M
s School of Social Science - d Director's Office
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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
H School of Historical Studies ■ M School of Mathematics • N School oJ Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ D Director's Office
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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
'Scale as an ecological
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
Mathematics, IAS
H Sclwol of Historical Stiiilies ■ M School of Malhemalia ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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
s School of Social Science ■ d Director's Office
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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
H School of Historical Slinlies ■ M School of Malhcmatks ■ N School of Natural Sciences
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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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