Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor, has been elected to the newest class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a lifetime honor and one of the most laudable distinctions in the scientific community.
By radically reducing the amount of scientific research U.S.
scientists can do, the president’s budget willfully ignores 400
years of thinking about innovation and knowledge—and seven decades
of the United States’ advantage in the world. “It’s like...
A remarkable discovery was made in a laboratory at Trinity
College Dublin about a year ago, one that may change all our lives
in the future. Or maybe not. It was the unexpected detection of a
new kind of...
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,...
Four science writers, including frequent Director's Visitor
Siobhan Roberts, explain
how the impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than
test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn
from the best teachers on the front...
Doctors and scientists from disparate
fields are joining forces to find a breakthrough for tough-to-treat
pancreatic cancer, one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies. What
insight might an expert on black holes bring to the war on cancer?
“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.