“It is an interesting time to explore the deep connections between quantum information theory, quantum field theory, and the structure of spacetime,” said Professor Juan Maldacena, welcoming 166 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from 76 institutions, representing 21 countries, to PiTP 2018.
“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.”
Cynthia Hahn, Member in the School of Historical Studies, is among the five new Fellows and Corresponding Fellows selected by the Medieval Academy of America for their notable contributions to the field of Medieval Studies.
“What people call themselves speaks to us memorably about their traditions, their aspirations, and their hopes. But it may not tell us anything at all about their history,” writes Glen W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, in the New York Review of Books.
Over the past hundred years, historians of religion have been particularly interested in a subset of devotional objects that have been designated by worshippers with a word that can be translated as “relics” or “remains”: holy bodies or parts of bodies, or physical objects that have been in contact with them or their burial sites.
The techniques developed over many years by topologists—generalized cohomology theories, the Adams spectral sequence, and much more—are now brought to bear on specific computations of interest in physics.
In the realm of politics, the value of freedom is collective and enabling. It makes it possible for men and women to join together and claim equal standing. Take political freedom away and equality becomes a lost project.