The Fields Medal would be mine in 2010—or never. The pressure is enormous!
To increase my chances of winning the medal, I must think solely and exclusively about a mathematical problem that will occupy me completely, body and soul. And here at the IAS, I’m in the ideal place to concentrate, following in the footsteps of the giants who came before me.
Masks The CDC has provided new guidance recommending that everyone wear cloth masks in public. This is to limit the risk of spread by people who are infected, but are not yet showing symptoms.
Click here for links to instructions for making your own masks, including a no-sew mask made from regular household items.
Social Distancing 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 statewide Stay-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.
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?
Laboratory study of a macroscopic black hole is impossible with current or foreseeable technology, so the only way to test these predictions of Einstein’s theory is to find black holes in the heavens. Not surprisingly, isolated black holes are difficult to see.
Black holes were thought to be something that existed somewhere else in the universe and were produced by the four-dimensional gravity that we experience. Now we can associate them to a physical system that does not contain gravity.
The world is emergent and always unfolding in time. Painting has difficulty representing this kind of time. The portrait tries to do that, paradoxically, by representing the individual fixed in historical time.
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.