Steven Weinberg discusses how the development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great successes of quantum mechanics, arguments continue about its meaning, and...
Rush Holt , Director's Visitor (2014–15), discusses his deep concerns about the scarcity of a scientific perspective in the political process. The dearth of lawmakers who bring a scientific perspective to national issues of energy, climate change,...
Sharon Gerstel, Member (2010-11) in the School of Historical Studies and Professor of the UCLA Department of Art History, has won the Runciman Book Prize for the book she was working on at IAS, Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium (Cambridge...
Americans have been using essentially the same rules to elect presidents since the beginning of the Republic. In the general election, each voter chooses one candidate; each state (with two current exceptions) awards all its Electoral College votes...