Rainer Weiss, who was a postdoctoral researcher at the University, received the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday alongside Kip Thorne ’65. They received the award “for decisive contributions to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detector and the observation of gravitational waves” according to a press release by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Where novels were once seen as a way to bring journalism to a larger audience, Sir Ahmad Salman Rushdie explained that it has since become more challenging to determine their role in an environment in which readers are less trusting of the news.
Six University professors have been named Sloan Research Fellows for 2017.
“What’s interesting about these results is that under cool conditions it’s one set of body parts that dominates, and in warm conditions it’s another set that dominates,” said Arens.
In early November the University, along with 17 other peer institutions, signed the Sponsored Academic Research Agreement (SARA) with Facebook’s Building 8 project.
Lyndon B. Johnson is a Shakespearean figure in the sense that he was outsized — he was big in his ambitions, his triumphs, his failures, — said Robert Schenkkan in a talk about his play “All the Way.”Schenkkan is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “The Kentucky Cycle.” His play “All the Way” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2014.