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.
“Maldacena remembers when he wasn’t sure whether he
should try going into a research career in physics and hopes that
other students in his position will not let that fear keep them
from trying it. ‘Maybe they will find that they are better
“‘Well, professor, what is a galaxy,
actually?’ Yuan-Sen asked a prominent professor at Oxford
about ten years ago, while he was still in college.” The
question was not meant to be facetious nor profound notes Sin Chew
Daily. Having grown up in...
What would it be like to live next to a supermassive black hole?
While difficult to imagine, a recent simulation modeling the
central region of the Milky Way galaxy tells a fascinating story
that can be safely enjoyed from the Earth 26,000...
In a new study of axion motion, researchers propose a scenario
known as “kinetic misalignment” that greatly
strengthens the case for axion/dark matter equivalence. The novel
concept answers key questions related to the origins of dark matter