Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings, far from an office or a chalkboard. Months ago, Quanta Magazine set out to photograph some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and mathematicians, including Juan Maldacena , Carl P. Feinberg...
Scientists look around the universe and see amazing structure. There are objects and processes of fantastic complexity. Every action in our universe follows exact laws of nature that are perfectly expressed in a mathematical language. These laws of nature appear fine-tuned to bring about life,...
James D. Wolfensohn, Chair Emeritus of the Institute's Board of Trustees, and Shelby White, Vice Chair of the Board, have each received the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was established in 2001 and is awarded every two years to individuals...
Joan Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, will deliver the keynote address at the Central European University's conference on academic freedom. The day-long conference seeks to clarify our understanding of what academic freedom is, why it is under attack, from...