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Angelo Bassi and Stephen Adler
“I always considered it rather an empty game. Physics is an experimental subject. If they can’t be distinguished experimentally, I don’t care what your interpretation is.” Stephen L. Adler , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, is quoted in this New York...
Ludwig van Beethoven
“[ Kira Thurman ] says she can’t speak to the question of Beethoven’s race. However, she suggested that those who focused on whether or not the composer was black are missing an important part of the picture: the number of black composers, including [George]...
In a new study of axion motion, researchers propose a scenario known as “kinetic misalignment” that greatly strengthens the case for axion/dark matter equivalence. The novel concept answers key questions related to the origins of dark matter and provides new avenues for ongoing detection efforts...
The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
James C. Scott , Member (1986–87) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2020 Albert O. Hirshman Prize. Conferred by the Social Science Research Council, an independent international nonprofit institution headed by Harold F. Linder Professor Alondra Nelson , the...