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On the face of it, usefulness seems more definable in the fields of science, where it can be expressed in theses, discoveries, inventions and products. But even here usefulness can be elusive. In his article “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge” (contained in the...
In this month's "Quantized Column," Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, explores the possibility of developing a new realm of mathematics in order to fully understand the quantum world. Mathematics might be more of an environmental science than we realize. Even though...
On April 30, 1939, under the gathering storm clouds of war, the New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Its theme was The World of Tomorrow. ... Some of the displayed innovations were truly visionary. ... Albert Einstein , honorary chair...