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In this video produced by the Simons Founcation, Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director of the Institute for Advanced Study and Leon Levy Professor, discusses how artistic talent and synesthesia informed his approach to physics research and why progress depends on bridging the communications gap with non-scientists.
Illustration representing black holes in string theory over hill of scientific formulae Maldacena is hiking up
“Maldacena remembers when he wasn’t sure whether he should try going into a research career in physics and hopes that other students in his position will not let that fear keep them from trying it. ‘Maybe they will find that they are better than they...
“While we might assume that our immune systems should defend us against pathogenic microbes, our communal systems actually do much of the heavy lifting to keep us healthy or to help us heal.” Ed Cohen , a recent Member in the School of Social...
“‘Well, professor, what is a galaxy, actually?’ Yuan-Sen asked a prominent professor at Oxford about ten years ago, while he was still in college.” The question was not meant to be facetious nor profound notes Sin Chew Daily . Having grown up in Malaysia where...