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Einstein in Athens

Summer 2019Benjamin Liebeskind on how modern physics is unwittingly echoing Aristotle, and still has much to learn from him

Steven Weinberg Glimpses the Promised Land

Winter 2019David Kordahl on how the sage of physics quarrels with politics and philosophy — and dreams of science’s last day

The Most Dangerous Possible German

Winter 2019Algis Valiunas on the ambiguous legacy of Werner Heisenberg, quantum genius and would-be inventor of the Nazi A-bomb

Make Physics Real Again

Winter 2019David Guaspari on why so many physicists have shrugged off the paradoxes of quantum mechanics

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science

Winter 2018

Natalie Elliot on cosmic and atomic upheaval in Hamlet, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet

Richard Feynman and the Pleasure Principle

Spring 2018Algis Valiunas on how a cerebral hedonist became a scientific hero

Quantum Poetics

Summer/Fall 2017Samuel Matlack on why physics can’t get rid of metaphor

Pop Goes the Physics

Spring 2017

David Kordahl on what’s left out of Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

The Time of Our Lives

March 16, 2017Raymond Tallis on physics, consciousness, and the arrow of information

The Fine-Tuning of Nature’s Laws

Fall 2015Luke A. Barnes on what physics tells us about the improbability of life