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Steven Weinberg discusses how the development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great successes of quantum mechanics, arguments continue about its meaning, and...
The Mathematical Association of America has honored Robert D. Hough , Member (2015–16) in the School of Mathematics, with the David P. Robbins Prize, for novel research in algebra and combinatorics. His paper, “Solution of minimum modulus for...
Rush Holt , Director's Visitor (2014–15), discusses his deep concerns about the scarcity of a scientific perspective in the political process. The dearth of lawmakers who bring a scientific perspective to national issues of energy, climate change,...
Americans have been using essentially the same rules to elect presidents since the beginning of the Republic. In the general election, each voter chooses one candidate; each state (with two current exceptions) awards all its Electoral College votes...