Intellectual Hub

From Genomics to Particle Theory, Quantum Simulations to Blue LED and Beyond

The IAS organizes lectures, programs, conferences, symposiums, and workshops throughout the year for renowned scholars, international researchers, and participants to exchange information and have in-depth discussions. Below are highlights of major events held in recent months.

IAS Distinguished Lectures

With a broad audience in mind, five Distinguished Lectures were held to inspire students, stimulate new thinking, and encourage new research directions.


1. Darkly Charged Dark Matter [Details]
(November 6, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. Lisa RANDALL, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science,
Harvard University

2. A Glimpse of the World through the Voice of a Bat [Video]
(November 20, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. Cynthia MOSS, Professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience and Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; IAS Senior Visiting Member

3. Combating Fake News: A Consumer Psychology Perspective [Video]
(November 27, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. Gita JOHAR, Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business, Columbia University; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow

4. Toward Mass Electrification of Vehicles—Role and Technologies Supported by Government and Industry Partnership [Video]
(December 17, 2018)
Speaker: Dr. Khalil AMINE, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow

5. Analog Hardware, for Solving the Hardest Problems in Computer Science [Details]
(December 19, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. Eli YABLONOVITCH, James & Katherine Lau Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow