Investigating Knowledge

Overcoming Impossible

Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.

Revolutionary Rumblings

From Galileo to Kepler, Newton to Einstein, the most successful natural scientists in history have all tended to buck the established wisdom of their day as they boldly led us towards profoundly deeper levels of understanding about the world around us.

Imagining the Past

University of Oxford historian John Elliott on the key role of imagination when historians examine historical records since they are usually written from only one perspective.