"The Institute for Advanced Study doesn’t have any students or classes. There’s no regular daily agenda full of meetings and conferences. The scholars here don’t even have to research any specific topic. They could spend their whole day walking the grounds or sitting by the lake."
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
On the podcast "The Joy of x," mathematician Steven Strogatz and Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor, explore quantum reality, discussing the frontiers of string theory and why space and time might not be the most fundamental things in the universe.
"What these [medieval] moral theologians were grappling with is
something with which we are still grappling in many ways, that is,
how to support the expansion of market forces, including financial
instruments that have the potential of benefiting...