Just before Thanksgiving last year, I sent an email to the
Institute’s Director, Robbert Dijkgraaf, whom I had never met.
Acknowledging that my missive was somewhat “out of the blue,” I
explained that I had spent most of the previous eight years...
In the early evening of March 15, 1933, a group of London
socialites gathered in a Westminster mansion to hear a special
lecture on the latest developments in nuclear science. The talk was
chaired by Winston Churchill. The speaker—Churchill’s friend...
Artist Paul Hodgson spent some time at the Institute as a
Director’s Visitor last fall. He created the work he is pictured
with at left (shown here in progress) in a studio on campus and
gave the talk “Honest Doubt” to the Friends of the
Lakhdar Brahimi, former Special Advisor to the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, has spent the last year as a Director’s
Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, participating in the
School of Social Science’s program on “The ‘Third World...