The director of the Institute for Advanced Study on theoretical physics, art, and education.
The geometric rules behind fly eyes, honeycombs, and soap bubbles.
Why life is constrained to be about the sizes we see on Earth.
A new theory sheds light on the emergence of life’s complexity.
Using physics to describe social phenomena can work—if it’s the right physics.
Eight foundational images from the archives of the Carnegie Observatories.
Does space exist without objects, or is it made by them?
A Nobel laureate maps his path to discovery.
The pressure it takes to break everything from raindrops to stars.
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