Institute for Advanced Study

postgraduate center in Princeton, New Jersey, US

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is a private school in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States. It is an independent postdoctoral research center for theoretical research.

Institute for Advanced Study
MottoTruth and Beauty
Established1930; 94 years ago (1930)
FounderAbraham Flexner
Endowment$784.7 million (2020)[1]
DirectorRobbert Dijkgraaf
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It was the academic home of Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hermann Weyl, John von Neumann, and Kurt Gödel.


  1. As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.