“Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if you were in charge of a large group of scientists and had your own department where everybody could work on your problem?” asks the politician. “You could simply sit somewhere and take your time to think.”
“But that is exactly what I am doing now,” answers the professor.
Social Distancing As the weather continues to get warmer, we understand the desire to spend time outdoors. We ask that those of you with small children be mindful when they are playing outdoors and follow social distancing guidelines. Princeton Nassau Pediatrics strongly recommends against children from different households having playdates, even outdoors.
IAS Closure and Stay-at-Home Order On March 21, 2020, N.J. Governor Phil Murphy announced a statewideStay-at-Home Order that closed non-essential businesses, effective 9 pm that day. In response,IAS has closed everything but Member Housing, including offices and campus buildings.
Watch the talk by Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, given as the inaugural lecture of his appointment as Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France.
An academic Eden where you could do mathematics, uninterrupted by worries about money or sour cream. Was that even real? It sounded exotic, thrilling, fantastic. But of course I could never get there––how could I?
“Art” and “science” meant something very different in the Renaissance than they do within the strict disciplinary divides of today’s academy. Beginning in the sixteenth century, inquiry into the workings of the natural world engaged the visual and literary arts (artes) as a means to pursue knowledge (scientia) of everything from the stars to anatomy to newly discovered species.
The paper “Axiogenesis” by Keisuke Harigaya, Member in the School of Natural Sciences, and Raymond T. Co, published on March 17 in the Physical Review Letters, reveals that the rotation of the QCD axion can account for the excess of matter found in the universe.
The Yemeni manuscript collections constitute a unique treasure trove for large segments of the Islamic intellectual tradition—Sunni as well as Shii—much of which has not survived anywhere else in the Islamic world.