Robbert Dijkgraaf: Opening Doors to the Unknown

Alan Alda, host of the new weekly podcast Science Clear+Vivid, welcomed IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf as his first featured guest. The episode, “Opening Doors to the Unknown,” provides a glimpse of the Institute for Advanced Study—a world leading center for basic research—from the days of Einstein to the present.

New York Daily News writes of the series: “The iconic “M*A*S*H” actor delves into the world of basic research on his 10-episode series Science Clear + Vivid by interviewing leading scientists whose contributions could ultimately lead to groundbreaking discoveries in medicine and technology.”

Alda is an actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, author, six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, and champion of science education. Dijkgraaf is a mathematical physicist, string theorist, award-winning science communicator, a leader in science policy, and a trained artist. Together, Alda and Dijkgraaf bring unique and unparalleled expertise to their discussion of how curiosity-driven research can inform understanding of the natural world and drive the future of innovation.

This series is sponsored by The Kavli Foundation.

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