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Program in Interdisciplinary Studies

This therefore, is mathematics: she reminds you of the invisible forms of the soul; she gives light to her own discoveries; she awakens the mind and purifies the intellect; she brings light to our intrinsic ideas; she abolishes oblivion and...

The deep sea covers roughly two-thirds of Earth's surface, yet we know very little about it. In this Family Science Talk, Donato Giovannelli, Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, leads us on a journey to the darkest, deepest places on our planet, where life thrives in extreme conditions and under crushing pressures.

Young children often pose the most interesting questions. “Why are we here?” is one of them. And this question can take on many forms. One of them is “Why is there anything at all?” Another is “Why am I alive?” or “Why am I me?”

These...

Many things are awesome, but none more awesome than man. — Sophocles

Every once in a while, we experience something extraordinary. Such “awesome” experiences might happen in research, when we unexpectedly discover something really...

In April, President Obama laid out an interesting new vision for human exploration of the solar system, more exciting than anything that has been proposed in the last forty years. A key component of his vision is the proposal to send humans to...