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Institute of Advanced Study

The IAS welcomes its Epiphany Cohort of Visiting Fellows

(8 January 2013)

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is delighted to welcome its second cohort of Fellows connected with its 2012-13 Time year.

The Fellows here for Epiphany term are:

Dr Jonathan Ben-Dov (University of Haifa, Israel); an expert for time reckoning and astronomy in the Ancient World: the cuneiform culture, ancient Judaism, and the Hellenistic culture.

Professor Bradley Epps (Harvard University, USA); professor of Romance Languages and Literatures with a particular interest in how the passing, memorialisation, and monumentalisation of time in the Catalan capital are represented in film.

Professor Robert Hannah (University of Otago, New Zealand); professor of Classics whose research has sought to increase understanding of the everyday perception of time in ancient Greece and Rome. His research synthesises humanistic and scientific approaches to the ancient world.

Dr Mary Manjikian (Regent University, USA); assistant professor at the Robertson School of Government whose main research deals with the politics and discourse of disaster, crisis, risk and threat.

Professor Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); professor of Fundamental Physics and String Theory and international expert on the gauge/gravity correspondence. His research at Durham will focus on the emergence of time and geometry from quantum field theories and the dynamical role of the newly discovered integrability.

Professor Jerry Moore (California State University, USA); anthropological archaeologist and professor of anthropology. His research interests focus on cultural landscapes, the archaeology of architecture, and human adaptations on the north coast of Peru and northern Baja California.

Professor Liping Zhou (Peking University, China); Cheung-Kong Professor of Physical Geography and a specialist in geochronology who has worked extensively on both chronology and palaeoenvironmental implications of loess records in Eurasia.

Dr Caitríona Ni Dhúill (Durham University, UK); lecturer in German in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures whose interests lie in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German, Austrian, and comparative literature; utopian fiction and theory; gender theory; and biography.

Chris Watson (Policy & Enterprise Fellow); a sound recordist specialising in natural history, renowned for his award-winning wildlife work with Sir David Attenborough on productions such as The Life of Birds and The Life of Mammals.

Wilf Wilde (Policy & Enterprise Fellow); energy specialist and consultant whose research at Durham aims to explore elusive revolutions and UK energy security.

The majority of Fellows will be engaging and collaborating with colleagues on a number of different inter-disciplinary projects connected to the Time programme. Engagement with the IAS Fellows is encouraged and further details of the Time programme and all the IAS Fellows and how to contact them can be found by visiting: and Fellows events.

Any queries related to any of our Fellows or activities should be addressed to