""Don’t let fear of getting sucked into a black hole keep you up at night, says Lia Medeiros, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study; you’d have to get really close for that to happen."
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
Stephen Adler, Professor Emeritus
in the School of Natural Sciences, spoke to science writers
contributing to Scientific American and New
Scientist about testing models that seek to explain quantum
measurement by subtly modifying quantum mechanics–...
Professor Nathan Seiberg sat down with Sandhya Ramesh at an
event organised by the International Centre for Theoretical
Sciences for an interview for the Wire to discuss string
theory, experimental evidence, quantum field theory, and more.
“When you have dualities, things that are easy to see in one
description can be hard to see in the other description. So you and
I, for example, are fairly simple to describe in the usual approach
to physics as developed by Newton and his successors...
Physicist Paul Halpern explores the role played by John Archibald Wheeler,
former Member in the School of Mathematics/Natural Sciences, in the
relationship between former Professor Albert Einstein and former Member Niels Bohr and their debates...
Recent findings on traversable wormholes by physicists including
former Members Daniel
Jafferis and Aron Wall
inspired by the ER = EPR conjecture posed by Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg
Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Leonard...
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, has joined
world-leading writers and thinkers to launch the third series of
Hay Levels masterclasses, an inspiring, free series of educational
videos from the Hay Literary Festival in which...
In 2007, Professor Emeritus Stephen
Adler predicted that the level of jitter from wave function
collapse would be large enough to spot. The results of a new
experiment are consistent with this prediction, possibly providing
hints about how the wave...