After Hours Conversations

October - November   2018   ;   February - March   2019


After Hours Conversations is a program of informal meetings that are held at Harry's Bar in the upper level of Simons Hall, from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays, in October and November and again in February and March.

These talks are open to faculty, members, visitors, staff, spouses, and partners in an effort to encourage cross-discipline communication at IAS. Professors Piet Hut, Yve-Alain Bois, Didier Fassin, Patrick Geary, and Helmut Hofer will moderate the sessions.

The format is as follows. At 5:30 pm, someone will give an informal presentation of no more than 10 minutes, intended for a general audience. The topic will be a brief description of a major open  problem in his or her field, together with suggestions for possible future progress with respect to that problem. This talk will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion, until 6:00 pm. During the remaining hour, everyone is free to mingle in more general discussions, preferably with others not from their own School.

If anyone would like to volunteer for giving a talk, please send an email to Piet Hut (piet@ias.edu), Yve-Alain Bois (yab@ias.edu), Didier Fassin (dfassin@ias.edu), Patrick Geary (geary@ias.edu), or Helmut Hofer (hofer@ias.edu).

To receive announcements of upcoming talks by email, contact Dawn Dunbar (ddunbar@ias.edu).

Note that in Harry's Bar all beverages including bottled water must be purchased with an IAS card. If you would like to purchase a drink, it would be best to arrive around 5:15, to allow the line at the bar to be processed before the start of the talk. Thank you for your cooperation.

Here is the list of speakers for the 10-minute presentations:

First Semester

Monday, October 1, 2018
Presentation by: Susan Clark, School of Natural Sciences 
Title: TBA
Host: Piet Hut

Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Monday, October 8, 2018
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Monday, October 15, 2018
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Monday, November 5, 2018
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Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Monday, November 12, 2018
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Monday, November 19, 2018
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
[ No meeting this day; IAS is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday ]

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Second Semester

Monday, February 4, 2019
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Monday, February 11, 2019
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Monday, February 18, 2019
[ no meeting this day; IAS is closed for President's Day]

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Monday, February 25, 2019
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Monday, March 4, 2019
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Thursday, March 7, 2019
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Monday, March 11, 2019
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Monday, March 18, 2019
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Monday, March 25, 2019
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
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