Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Study
The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Durham is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach. We bring together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance.
Watch as Rob Barton, IAS Director of Social Sciences, interviews IAS Fellow Wilson Poon about his work with the Material Imagination project.
While the majority of our 2020/21IAS Fellowship is virtual, we are delighted to confirm that artist Sarah Danays joins us in Durham for her Fellowship from October to March.
Each year, the IAS supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Leading researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research. Learn more about our current projects by following the links below.
IAS Seminar by Dr Armando D’Agostino, University of Milan. In psychosis, hallucinatory contents and false beliefs are firmly attributed to the environment. Likewise, self-generated perception cannot be distinguished from reality in
IAS Seminar by Dr Dimitrios Giataganas, University of Athens Large classes of theories in the strongly coupled regime are known to have universal properties. We show that these properties rely heavily
Public Lecture by Dr Chris Dalglish, Inherit: the Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate. To deal with this crisis in effective, sustainable and
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