Gravitational waves were detected for the first time a year and a half ago, when some of them throbbed through Earth. Two incredibly sensitive detectors—one in Washington State and one in Louisiana—picked up the distortions in spacetime, emanating in this case from two merging black...
The School of Social Science has released an Occasional Paper, "Precarious Hope, Migrant Legalization, and the Limits of Affect Theory," by Ayşe Parla , Wolfensohn Family Member in the School and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sabanci University, Istanbul. Occasional Papers...
Christopher P. Jones , former Member (1971–72, 1982–83) and Visitor (1987, 1990–91, 2005–06) in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected as an Associé étranger of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris. Jones has been a Correspondant étranger of the Academie since 2011.
By radically reducing the amount of scientific research U.S. scientists can do, the president’s budget willfully ignores 400 years of thinking about innovation and knowledge—and seven decades of the United States’ advantage in the world. “It’s like we’ve forgotten we went through a scientific revolution,”...