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Scott Tremaine
On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration presented the first ever close-up image of a black hole. For Bloomberg Opinion , Faye Flam reports that the telescope array will yield a second black hole image in 2020: “In 2020, we will get an...
Karen Uhlenbeck
From Time Magazine : “In a year marked by division, women everywhere pushed the world forward—and many made history, shattering long-standing glass ceilings to become ‘firsts’ in their fields. ... American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to win the prestigious Abel...
Illustration by Robbert Dijkgraaf
Created by Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, the artwork above depicts Russian nesting dolls that try to capture the different scales of knowledge about the natural world, from the largest matryoshka doll that depicts our universe through the cosmic microwave background, the “first light” emitted soon after the Big Bang to the smallest doll, the Planck scale, where spacetime becomes a quantum phenomenon.
Nature has asked seven leading thinkers, including Freeman J. Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, and Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, to select one book from history that speaks to...