August 20, 2018
Over the past few decades, top minds in computer science have applied themselves to finding a better way to solve the nearest neighbor problem. In particular, they've tried to address complications that arise because different data sets can use very different definitions of what it...
August 09, 2018
August 08, 2018
In her reflection on immigration and the importance of the past, Brain Pickings' Maria Popova recalls a letter written by Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson, dated January 2, 1948, a piece of which she excerpts from his epistolary memoir Maker of Patterns (Liveright, 2018): “Several of...
August 03, 2018
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Director Robbert Dijkgraaf and IAS founding Director Abraham Flexner, “read in the right government places, might inoculate the nation against philistine utilitarianism,” observes Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George F. Will in the Washington Post.