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Institute of Advanced Study


“Over the years I have visited many different laboratories and centers of excellence; but the institute at Durham may well have been the very best place I have encountered. It is not often that one can work with a sociologist, an anthropologist, an archaeologist, a philosopher of science, a structural chemist, and several people interested in modelling financial markets, all in offices next door to each other or just down the hall…where the conversation ranges across all disciplines. To see how [they] approach human endeavors similar to those of astronomers, and to get suggestions on distantly related work that I would not normally have come across on my own, this was an inspiring place.”

Professor Martin Harwit, Astronomer, Cornell University, and former Director of the Washington Air and Space Museum

2016-17 Annual Programme: Scale

In addition to this programme of events please review the comprehensive Events Calendar for all current details. Additional events may be added during the course of the year.

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