Nergis Mavalvala aims to detect gravitational waves, which are so aloof they've dodged efforts to track them down for a century. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Spring 2014

Era of Astronomical Discovery

Nergis Mavalvala aims to detect gravitational waves, which are so aloof they’ve dodged efforts to track them down for a century.

Spring 2014

Investments in the Future

Jonathan Rothberg and Victoria Seaver Dean discuss philanthropic investments in basic research.

Franz-Josef Ulm: In spotting this aerial photo of a city, he made a connection between the patterns of houses and streets and the underlying molecular structure of concrete. Len Rubenstein
Winter 2014

Urban Physics

Franz-Josef Ulm’s serendipitous observation leads to research linking physics and urban planning.