Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings, far from an office or a chalkboard. Quanta Magazine spoke to Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, about his favorite place to think, tinker, and create.
James D. Wolfensohn, Chair Emeritus of the Institute's Board of Trustees, and Shelby White, Vice Chair of the Board, have each received the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. The Medal was established in 2001 and is awarded every two years to individuals whose philanthropic work embodies the ideals of Andrew Carnegie’s vision, serving as a continuous inspiration to others.
In the next letter a great woman appears, whose name was then Cécile Morette and is now Cécile DeWitt. . . . While I was concerned with applying Feynman’s methods to detailed calculations, she was thinking of larger issues, extending the path integral idea to everything in the universe including gravitation and curved space-times.