September 21, 2018
China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region—known to some of its residents as East Turkestan—is home to 21 million people, most of whom are Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and others who share the Muslim faith. The region accounts for less than 2 percent of the country's population, and yet...
September 14, 2018
Quanta Magazine 's Kevin Hartnett writes: "For more than a century, mathematicians have investigated the equations required to describe—or embed—different kinds of shapes in spaces with different numbers of dimensions. They ask questions like, 'Do equations exist that describe this shape in that space?' and...
August 30, 2018
August 27, 2018
“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.”