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Advanced Schools

The Institute hosts five short-term Schools annually under the auspices of the Victor Rothschild Memorial Symposia. They are in the fields of Theoretical Physics, Life Sciences, Economic Theory, and Mathematics. The fifth School is in the field of Humanities, and focuses on topics related to the Humanities and Jewish Studies.


Each School is headed by an internationally preeminent scholar, working alongside an Israeli codirector. At present, three of the five Schools are directed by Nobel laureates. Senior scholars and capable young students (doctoral and postdoctoral students from Israel and abroad) create an exciting intellectual synergy for the approximately seven to twelve days the short-term School is in session.


The Institute subsidizes participants in the form of travel grants, tuition or hotel expenses. The Israeli coordinator, in coordination with IIAS staff, allocates scholarships to candidates and assumes responsibility for technical arrangements. Scholars and students have come to the IIAS from Western and Eastern Europe, South and North America, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and North Africa. Time is set aside to experience the city of Jerusalem, one of the most timeless and beautiful cities in the world. 


2017-2018Advanced School nameorganizers
June 24 - July 6, 2018The 29th Jerusalem School in Economic TheoryGeneral Direcor: Eric Maskin
January 7 - 12, 2018

The 21th Midrasha Mathematicae: Lie Theory without Groups: Enumerative Geometry and Quantization of Symplectic Resolutions

General Director: Peter Sarnak

David Kazhdan , Andrei Okounkov, Roman Bezrukavnikov 

December 24, 2017 - January 5, 2018The 35th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical PhysicsGeneral Director: David Gross
December 2017The 2nd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering

General Director: Michael Rabin

Orna Kupferman, Moshe Vardi

2016-2017Advanced School NameOrganizers
June 27 - July 7, 2017 The 28th Jerusalem School in Economic TheoryGeneral Director: Eric Maskin
Elchanan Ben-Porath, Codirector

January 8-12, 2017

The 1st Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Computer Vision

General Director: Michael Rabin

Takeo Kanade, Alexei (Aloysha) Efros, Yair Weiss

Dec. 27, 2016 –
January 5, 2017
The 34th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics
General Director: David Gross.
Dror Orgad, Erez Berg, Subir Sachdev
December 11-15, 2016The 24th Jerusalem School in Life Sciences
General Director: Roger Kornberg 

November 6-11, 2016

The 20th Midrasha Mathematicae: 60 Faces to Groups

Peter Sarnak, Nir Avni, Chen Meiri, Shahar Mozes, Ori Parzanchevski, Yuval Roichman, Aner Shalev, Uzi Vishne

2015-2016 Advanced School NameOrganizers
June 27 - July 6, 2016

The 27th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory:

The Theory of Networks

General Director: Eric Maskin (Harvard University)
Benjamin Golub (Harvard University)
Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
March 6 - 18, 2016
Intercontinental Academia: Human DignityAdvanced School in the Humanities: 2nd Intercontinental Academia: Human Dignity

Michal Linial (The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies)
Ulrike Davy (Universität Bielefeld)

    January 10 - 14, 2016The 23rd Jerusalem School in Life Sciences: Computational and Structural Biology
    General Director: Roger Kornberg (Stanford University )
    Nir Kalisman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Julia Shifman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
      December 28, 2015 - January 8, 2016The 33rd Winter School in Theoretical Physics: Exoplanets
      General Director: David Gross (UCSB , KITP)
      David Stevenson (CALTECH)
      Re'em Sari (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
        October 25 - 30, 2015The 19th Midrasha Mathematicae: Compactness, Incompactness and Canonical Structures

        General Director: Peter Sarnak (IAS Princeton)
        Menachem Kojman, Codirector (Ben-Gurion University)
        Menachem Magidor, Codirector (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
        Assaf Rinot, Codirector (Bar-Ilan University)
        Saharon Shelah, Codirector (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

          2014-2015Advanced School NameOrganizers
          July 5 - 9, 2015School in Humanities: Jews on the Move

          Elisheva Baumgarten (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
          Steven P. Weitzman (University of Pennsylvania)

            June 24 - July 3, 201526th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory

            General Director: Eric Maskin (Harvard University)
            Elchanan Ben-Porath, Codirector (The Hebrew University)
            Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University)

              January 18 - 31, 2015

              The 18th Midrasha Mathematicae

              In and Around Combinatorics

              Noga Alon (Tel Aviv University)
              Irit Dinur (Weizmann Institute of Science)
              Nati Linial (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
              Gil Kalai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
              Benny Sudakov (ETH, Zurich)

                December 29, 2014 - January 8, 2015

                32nd Winter School in Theoretical Physics: 100 Years to General Relativity: From Theory to Experiment and Back

                General Director: David Gross (UCSB , KITP)
                Eliezer Rabinovici (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

                  September 14 - 18, 2014

                  The 22nd Jerusalem Summer School in Life Science

                  Frontiers in Neuroscience

                  General Director: Roger Kornberg (Stanford University School of Medicine)
                  Daphne Atlas (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
                  Adi Mizrahi (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

                    2013-2014Advanced School NameOrganizers

                    June 23 - July 2, 2014

                    25th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory: Matching and Market Design

                    Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard University)
                    Eric Maskin, Director (Harvard University)
                    Alvin Roth (Stanford University)
                    Eyal Winter, Codirector (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

                      December 30, 2013-
                      January 9, 2014
                      The 31st Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics : Frontiers of Quantum Information ScienceGeneral Director: David Gross (UCSB , KITP)
                      John Preskil, Director (Caltech)
                      Michael Ben-Or (The Hebrew University)
                      Patrick Hayden (Stanford University)

                      December 11 - 19, 2013

                      The 17th Midrasha Mathematicae: L-Functions, Spectra and Equidistribution

                      Erez Lapid (The Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science)
                      Elon Lindenstrauss (The Hebrew University)
                      Jonathan Pila (University of Oxford)
                      Zeev Rudnick (Tel Aviv University)

                      2012-2013ADVANCED SCHOOL NAMEORGANIZERS
                      August 4 - 16, 2013The 3rd Sanskrit Summer Academy: Mapping the World through Courier PoemsDavid Shulman (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)
                      Yigal Bronner (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

                      July 21 - 25, 2013

                      The 21st Jerusalem School in Life Sciences: Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

                      General Director: Roger Kornberg ((Stanford University School of Medicine)
                      Codirectors: Yuval Dor , Eran Meshorer and Eli Keshet (The Hebrew University)

                        June 10 - 19, 2013

                        The 24th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory: Decision Making

                        Prof Eric Maskin (Harvard University)
                        Eyal Winter (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

                          December 12, 2012-
                          January 10, 2013

                          The 3oth Winter School in Theoretical Physics: Early Galaxy Formation in LCDM Cosmology

                          General Director: David Gross (UCSB , KITP)
                          Codirectors: Avishai Dekel (The Hebrew University), Reinhard Genzel (MPE Garching)

                          December 9 - 15, 2012

                          Jerusalem Winter Academy in the Humanities - Analayzing Collapse: Destruction, Abandonment and Memory

                          Ronnie Ellenblum  (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

                          Gideon Shelach  (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

                          Nili Wazana  (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)

                          Sharon Zuckerman (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)