The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced the
recipients of its 2021 prizes for outstanding achievements in
research and education, among them several current and former
scholars in the IAS School of Natural Sciences.
The World of Thinking will make its U.S. premiere on Sunday,
October 18, 2020 during the thirteenth annual Imagine Science Film
Festival, presented by Pioneer Works. After the screening, IAS
Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed,
who stars in the film, joins...
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what might the first
horizon-scale image of a black hole tell us? A new paper by
researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration,
which famously imaged M87’s central black hole, has provided
Inverse spoke to Clifford
Johnson, Member (1992–94) in the School of Natural
Sciences, on how he's battled preconceived notions about race
and physics, the kind of advice you should be “happy to
reject,” and why you shouldn't go ice skating before...
IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf moderated a panel of Nobel Prize & Kavli Prize Laureates to discuss how curiosity-driven, blue-sky science can help address major challenges and prepare the world for an uncertain future post Covid-19.
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced the recipients
of the 2021 Breakthrough and New Horizons Prizes, including current
Member Ahmed Almheiri (New
Horizons Prize in Physics) and former Member Martin Hairer (Breakthrough Prize
When particle physicists try to model experiments, they confront
an impossible calculation — an infinitely long equation that
lies beyond the reach of modern mathematics. But threerecentpapers from a group of physicists led by
Malaysian astronomer Yuan-Sen
Ting, Member in the School of Natural Sciences, was recently
featured in an
interview with Sin Chew Daily, charting his growth
from a curious neophyte to pathbreaking astronomer.