UCLA historian Nile Green describes how deliberately changing our vocabulary forces us to deepen our cultural understanding.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Tufts University philosopher Brian Epstein explains why many models of the social world are so frequently wrong.
Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, confronts us with the question of to what extent our theories of cosmology are testable.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.
Encountering Assumptions highlights the numerous biases and assumptions that are regularly encountered during the search for knowledge.
Making Models examines various aspects of how models are constructed and applied across different disciplines in the arts and sciences.
Communicating Concepts focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with the communication of knowledge.
Psychologist Diana Deutsch, UC San Diego, and her investigations into how we experience sound and music.
A decade later, a friend of mine mentioned in passing that, given my interests in education, I should check out the IB’s Diploma Programme.
Education is one of those curious topics that manages to display unparalleled consensus and divergence simultaneously.