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Spring 2014

Includes articles by Faculty and Members examining climate change, autocatalysis, and quantum computing.

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Fall 2013

Includes a variety of articles by Faculty and Members exploring quantum entanglement, Ellsworth Kelly's dream, and monstrous moonshine.

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Summer 2013

Includes articles by Faculty and Members exploring the art of social bridging, the utility of literary study, the large-scale formalization of mathematics, the shape of data, and the cause of type 1a supernovae. 

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Spring 2013

Includes a variety of articles by Faculty and Members exploring the underlying structures of genetic data, migration, prime numbers, random matrices, and rhetorical speech.

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Fall 2012

Includes articles by Mina Teicher on the mathematics of beauty, Elizabeth Bernstein on the complexity and paradoxes of trying to regulate sexual labor, and David Spiegel on estimating the frequency of life on other planets.

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Special Insert: Faculty Photo Gallery 2012-13

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Summer 2012

IAS Faculty and Members write of wanting to understand how mind emerges from brain; the common ground between symplectic dynamics, music, and John Cage; and the likelihood of understanding, from a metaphysical perspective, why there is something rather than nothing.

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Spring 2012

Space and time are explored in articles by George Dyson on the Institute's Electronic Computer Project, Mary Dudziak on the idea of wartime, Aristotle Socrates on time-domain astronomy, and Christopher Wood on emergent and mythic time in a fifteenth-century painting.

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Fall 2011

Includes articles by Didier Fassin on morals and moralities, Glen Bowersock on the rise and fall of a Jewish kingdom in Arabia, Juliette Kennedy on efforts to prove the continuum hypothesis, and Jeremy Bernstein on the development of quantum theory.

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Special Insert: Faculty Photo Gallery and Faculty and Member Listing 2011-12

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Summer 2011

Juan Maldacena explains the development of a string-theoretic interpretaion of black holes, Scott Tremaine examines the stability of our solar system, and Jeremy Adelman explores the complex nature of Albert O. Hirschman's optimism during his early years at the Institute.

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Spring 2011

Includes articles by Edward Witten on knots and quantum theory, Nicola Di Cosmo on the usefulness of DNA studies in understanding history, and Mohamed Nachi on what the Tunisian revolution teaches us about what people require of government.

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Fall 2010

Faculty and Members explore ancient paradigms of identity, relics across religious traditions, and novel genes associated with autism.

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Special Insert: Faculty Photo Gallery and Faculty and Member Listing 2010-11

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Summer 2010

This issue explores the history of the fundamental lemma, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and democracy and education.

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Spring 2010

Faculty and Members explore the discovery and invention of an epidemic in France, Mesopotamian mathematics, the origins of a legal myth, and other subjects of research.

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Fall 2009

This issue provides insight into research by Institute Faculty and Members on dark matter, Picasso’s diverse styles, the genetic evolution of the H1N1 virus, and more.

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Special Insert: Faculty Photo Gallery and Faculty and Member Listing 2009-10

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Summer 2009

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Fall 2008

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Special Insert: Faculty Photo Gallery and Faculty and Member Listing 2008-09

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Summer 2008

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Winter 2008

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Fall 2007

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