Lia Medeiros, a Member and
astrophysics postdoctoral fellow in the School of Natural Sciences,
is interested in using astronomical objects and phenomena to test
fundamental theories of physics. She is a winner of the 2020 Breakthrough Prize
In 2012, Ahmed Almheiri,
current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, coauthored a
paper that confounded theoretical physicists, sparked attention
from the New York Times to Scientific American,
and prompted the organization of workshops and...
On the evening of November 11, 1572, twenty-six-year-old
astronomer Tycho Brahe was about to make a discovery that would
change his life and consequentially boost the scientific revolution
significantly. While casually staring at the night sky, he...
Following the discovery in July of a Higgs-like boson—an
effort that took more than fifty years of experimental work and
more than 10,000 scientists and engineers working on the Large
Hadron Collider—Juan Maldacena and Nima Arkani-Hamed,
Derek and I had several conversations during lunches about the potential for “The Symplectic Piece.” And he continued to attend occasional lectures on the subject, searching for a way to map symplectic geometry onto a musical score.
“Scientific research in many domains of knowledge has
time after time proved the necessity of abandoning or remoulding
viewpoints which, due to their fruitfulness and apparently
unrestricted applicability, were regarded as indispensable for