Science

Theoretical astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan writes in the New York Review of Books:

In the late nineteenth century, the term “computer” referred not to a machine but to a person who took measurements, graphed data, and made calculations that...

In 1934, David Hilbert, by then a grand old man of German mathematics, was dining with Bernhard Rust, the Nazi minister of education. Rust asked, “How is mathematics at Göttingen, now that it is free from the Jewish influence?” Hilbert replied,...

“The basic element of science is not the knowledge per se, but the method, the romantic feeling that there’s this vast ocean of knowledge to be explored,” says Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor. Dijkgraaf reflects on his early encounters with science in his childhood attic in the Netherlands for an animated piece by Nautilus Magazine.