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Brain Pickings' Maria Popova describes a moment of creative breakthrough from Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson 's Maker of Patterns (Liveright, 2018): “Suddenly, in what Dyson terms a 'flash of illumination on the Greyhound bus,' everything fell into place — he saw the equivalence of...
Freeman Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, sat down with 52 Insights to discuss life, evolution, the limitations of science, and more: "If you just look at the struggle for existence in the last million years when...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the "neoliberal authoritarian program" of French president Emmanuel Macron, whose politics were uniquely characterized as "neither left nor right" throughout his campaign, writing: "Often regarded, especially outside France, as a...
Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power of these futuristic machines. Twenty-five years later, it’s been all but solved. In a paper posted online at the...