Myles W. Jackson, newly appointed Professor in the School of Historical Studies, will give his first IAS public lecture. Jackson will discuss how the history of science can contribute to two controversial aspects of biomedical research: gene patenting and race and genomics.
“We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.”
Adrian Hamers, Peter Svennilson Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has won the Christiaan Huygens Prize in the field of space sciences for Hamers’s doctoral dissertation, which addresses fundamental problems in transcending areas within the dynamics of astronomical systems.
The New Yorker calls the book "provocative," writing: "Fassin points to the force-feeding of hunger strikers in prisons to illustrate that merely keeping people alive is an insufficient stance to hold, when 'self-realization' is impossible without conditions that make life bearable."
While The Simons Center is itself a distinct structure with its own sense of place, it emulates the sensibility of the existing pavilions, taking cues from their proportions and details and interpreting them in a contemporary way.
The reason the von Neumann computer project was so successful, and its design so widely replicated, was not just that all technical details of the new machine were , , , but that there was temporary housing available, adjacent to the computer building, where visitors could stay while running their problems and learning about the new machine.
[Ancient history] is a discipline in which truth and beauty don't always overlap. Truth is very often not beautiful. And beauty may be deceptive. And knowledge, well, it is very elusive. But ideas we do have. Many of them.