The history of women in mathematics in the U.S. started more than 130 years ago. Former Members in the School of Mathematics and current and former program managers of IAS's Women and Mathematics Program Margaret A. Readdy and Christine Taylor honor...
"By investing in basic science, we are addressing all other issues. Think about the money we spend in defense or the money we have to spend in health care or education, you want to do it in a smart way. For instance, these days we...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, details the intricacies of whistle-blowing, the moral risk-taking that is involved, and the contours of judging whether or not a disclosure is justified: So long as there are secrets, whistle-blowing will remain a...
Researchers, including computer scientist and former Member Dana Randall , are experimenting with sets of simple robots in an effort to learn how to control them so that they function in a manner similar to swarms of bees or colonies of ants: Each individual...