"When the multi-hyphenate scholar of science Bruno Latour died last October at the age of 75, tributes poured in from all corners of academia and many beyond. In the aughts, Latour had been a ubiquitous reference point for Anglophone social and cultural theory, standing alongside Judith Butler and Michel Foucault on the list of most cited academics in fields ranging from geography to art history."
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 bubble...
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...