List of faculty members at the Institute for Advanced Study

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The Institute for Advanced Study is a private institution in Princeton, New Jersey, designed to foster research by scientists in a variety of fields without the complications of teaching or funding, or the agendas of sponsorship.

Some of the world's most renowned thinkers have been affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study. This list includes current and former Faculty members, as well as Directors, and dates of tenure at the Institute:

Current and former Faculty members and Directors
Name Field Year joined IAS Year Left Notes
Stephen L. Adler theoretical physicist 1969 2010 Emeritus 2010-current
James W. Alexander topologist 1933 1951
Andreas E. Z. Alföldi historian and archaeologist 1956 1965 Emeritus 1965-1981
Danielle S. Allen political theorist 2007 current
Michael F. Atiyah mathematician 1969 1972
Nima Arkani-Hamed particle physicist 2008 current
John N. Bahcall astrophysicist 1971 2005
Arne K. A. Beurling mathematician 1954 1973 Emeritus 1973-1986
Yve-Alain Bois art historian 2005 current
Enrico Bombieri mathematician 1977 2011 Emeritus 2011-
Armand Borel mathematician 1957 1993 Emeritus 1993-2003
Jean Bourgain mathematician 1994 current
Glen W. Bowersock historian 1980 2006 Emeritus 2006-
Caroline Walker Bynum historian 2003 2011 Emerita 2011-
Luis Caffarelli mathematician 1986 1996
Angelos Chaniotis historian 2010 current
Harold F. Cherniss historian of philosophy 1948 1974 Emeritus 1974-1987
Marshall Clagett historian 1964 1986 Emeritus 1986-2005
Giles Constable historian 1985 2003 Emeritus 2003-
Patricia Crone historian 1997 current
José Cutileiro historian and diplomat 2001 2004
Roger Dashen physicist 1969 1987
Pierre Deligne mathematician 1984 2007 Emeritus 2008-
Nicola Di Cosmo historian 2003 current
Robbert Dijkgraaf mathematical physicist 2012 current Director and Leon Levy Professor
Freeman J. Dyson physicist and mathematician 1953 1994 Emeritus 1994-
Edward M. Earle politics: military foreign affairs 1934 1954
Albert Einstein theoretical physicist 1933 1946 Emeritus 1946-1955
John Huxtable Elliott historian 1973 1990
Didier Fassin anthropologist 2009 current
Patrick J. Geary historian 2012 current
Clifford Geertz anthropologist 1970 2000 Emeritus 2000-2006
Felix Gilbert historian 1962 1975 Emeritus 1975-1991
James F. Gilliam historian 1965 1985 Emeritus 1985-1990
Peter Goddard mathematical physicist 2004 current Director 2004-12; Professor 2012–
Kurt Gödel mathematician 1946 1976 Emeritus 1976-1978
Hetty Goldman archaeologist 1936 1947 Emeritus 1947-1972
Peter Goldreich astrophysicist 2004 2009 Emeritus 2009-current
Oleg Grabar historian 1990 1998 Emeritus 1998-2011
Phillip A. Griffiths mathematician 1991 2009; Director 1991-2003; Professor 2004–09; Emeritus 2009-
Christian Habicht historian 1973 1998 Emeritus 1998-current
Harish-Chandra mathematician 1968 1983
Ernst Herzfeld archeologist and Iranologist 1936 1944
Albert O. Hirschman political scientist 1974 1985 Emeritus 1985-2012
Helmut Hofer mathematician 2009 current
Lars V. Hörmander mathematician 1964 1968
Piet Hut astrophysicist 1985 current
Jonathan Israel historian 2001 current
Ernst H. Kantorowicz historian 1951 1963
Carl Kaysen economist 1966 1976 Director 1966-1976
George F. Kennan historian 1953 1974 Emeritus 1974-2005
Robert P. Langlands mathematician 1972 2007 Emeritus 2007-
Irving Lavin art historian 1973 2001 Emeritus 2001-
T. D. Lee physicist 1960 1962
Stanislas Leibler physicist and biologist 2009 current
Arnold J. Levine biologist 2004 2011 Emeritus 2011-
Elias A. Lowe paleographer 1936 1945 Emeritus 1945-1969
Robert MacPherson mathematician 1994 current
Juan Maldacena theoretical physicist 2002 current
Avishai Margalit philosopher 2006 2011 George F. Kennan Professor
Eric Maskin economic theorist 2000 2011
Jack F. Matlock, Jr. historian and former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1996 2001
Millard Meiss art historian 1958 1974 Emeritus 1974-1975
Benjamin D. Meritt historian 1935 1969 Emeritus 1969-1989
John Milnor mathematician 1970 1990
David Mitrany political scientist 1933 1953
Deane Montgomery mathematician 1951 1980 Emeritus 1980-1992
Marston Morse mathematician 1935 1962 Emeritus 1962-1977
J. Robert Oppenheimer physicist 1947 1966 Director
Abraham Pais physicist 1950 1963
Erwin Panofsky art historian 1935 1962 Emeritus 1962-1968
Peter Paret historian 1986 1997 Emeritus 1997-
Tullio E. Regge physicist 1965 1981
Winfield W. Riefler economist 1935 1949
Dani Rodrik political economist 2013 current
Marshall Rosenbluth physicist 1967 1982
Peter Sarnak mathematician 2007 current
Joan Wallach Scott gender historian 1985 current
Nathan Seiberg theoretical physicist 1997 current
Atle Selberg mathematician 1951 1987 Emeritus 1987-2007
Kenneth M. Setton medieval historian 1968 1984 Emeritus 1984-1995
Carl L. Siegel mathematician 1945 1951
Thomas Spencer mathematician 1986 current
Walter W. Stewart economist 1938 1950 Emeritus 1950-1958
Bengt G. D. Strömgren astronomer and astrophysicist 1957 1967
Richard Taylor mathematician 2012 current
Homer Thompson archeologist 1947 1977 Emeritus 1977-2000
Scott Tremaine astrophysicist 2007 current
Kirk Varnedoe art historian 2002 2003
Oswald Veblen mathematician 1932 1950 Emeritus 1950-1960
Vladimir Voevodsky mathematician 2002 current
John von Neumann mathematician 1933 1957
Heinrich von Staden historian 1998 2010 Emeritus 2010 -
Michael Walzer philosopher of society politics and ethics 1980 2007 Emeritus 2007-
Robert B. Warren economist 1939 1950
André Weil mathematician 1958 1976 Emeritus 1976-1998
Hermann Weyl mathematician 1933 1951 Emeritus 1951-1955
Morton White philosopher and historian of ideas 1970 1987 Emeritus 1987 -
Hassler Whitney mathematician 1952 1977 Emeritus 1977-1989
Avi Wigderson mathematician 1999 current
Frank Wilczek physicist 1989 2000
Edward Witten mathematical physicist 1987 current
Ernest Llewellyn Woodward historian 1951 1960 Emeritus 1961-1971
C. N. Yang physicist 1955 1966
Shing-Tung Yau mathematician 1980 1984
Matias Zaldarriaga astrophysicist 2009 current