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Alan Alda, host of the new weekly podcast Science Clear+Vivid , welcomed IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf as his first featured guest. The episode, “Opening Doors to the Unknown,” provides a glimpse of the Institute for Advanced Study—a world leading center for...
“The most spectacular element of the Penrose calculations is that he showed that if you are close enough to a black hole, time ends. It is the mirror image of the Big Bang.” —Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor ( Wall Street...
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what might the first horizon-scale image of a black hole tell us? A new paper by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which famously imaged M87’s central black hole, has provided a number of enlightening...
Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2020 Morison Prize in Science, Technology, and Society. Conferred by MIT, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who combine humanistic values with effectiveness in practical affairs, particularly in...