The Institute Letter Fall 2017

Includes a variety of articles by Faculty and Members exploring human rights issues in China, the black hole firewall paradox, Syriac literature, the carceral condition, monotheism, Christianity and Islam in early modern Spain, genetics and identity, mirror symmetry, liquid crystals, and American foreign policy.

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Ideas that originate in particle physics have an uncanny tendency to appear in the most diverse mathematical fields. This is especially true for string theory. Its stimulating influence in mathematics will have a lasting and rewarding impact...