Categorically Not! at IAS

On the Edge

The Institute for Advanced Study and Nautilus are pleased to present a special edition of Categorically Not!, the conversation series exploring the common ground of art, science and politics created by Director's Visitor K.C. Cole. On the Edge will explore these active interfaces, with participants looking through the lenses of physics, medicine, photography, and anthropology. Sean B. Carroll will speak on The Serengeti Rules, explaining what the plight of lions and sharks has to do with human cancers—and what we can learn from medicine to heal an ailing planet. Felice Frankel will look at various interfaces in science and architecture in her talk, Between This and That, Is Where It’s At. Robbert Dijkgraaf will speak on From Limits to Frontiers, reflecting on the multiple meanings of boundary in the context of knowledge––from what we do not know to how far our knowledge can extend. Helen Fisher will talk about sex, romance and attachment in our modern age, where long-held boundaries have disappeared.