Black holes are fascinating objects predicted by the general theory of relativity. Quantum mechanics implies that they are not completely black. In this public talk, Juan Maldacena and Douglas Stanford will explain and review these results, discussing, as an example, how information sent using teleportation translates into a trip through a wormhole connecting two black holes.
“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.”
"After my last letter to you I decided that what I needed was a long week-end away from Princeton, and so I persuaded Cécile Morette to come with me to see Feynman at Ithaca…" (Boston, 1 November 1948)
The study of cinematic representations of ancient history is a rapidly rising field of classical scholarship. A discussion at the Institute about history on screen was, therefore, overdue, and the ideal person to kick off such a discussion was Oliver Stone.
In the part of Arabia known in antiquity as Himyar and corresponding today approximately with Yemen, the local population converted to Judaism at some point in the late fourth century, and by about 425 a Jewish kingdom had taken shape.
Topologists are fond of saying that they cannot distinguish a doughnut from a coffee mug. In the lingo, they are homeomorphic, which may be demonstrated by deforming one to the other if they were made of clay.