Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, will receive the 2018 Edgar de Picciotto International Prize . Presented by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, the honor recognizes internationally renowned academic leaders whose research has improved our understanding of...
Writing for the New York Times , 2018–19 Member in the School of Social Science Michael Kazin recalls the civil strife surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention. He argues that the cultural, social, and political divisions of that period, "rooted in profound disagreements...
“Our whole education is a process of confrontation between our imagination and the reality of established facts,” Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf tells the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. “I think the greatest scientists have such an intense curiosity that they’re not discouraged by the current practice of the field and they push the boundaries of knowledge.”
Over the past few decades, top minds in computer science have applied themselves to finding a better way to solve the nearest neighbor problem. In particular, they've tried to address complications that arise because different data sets can use very different definitions of what it...