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Feb 8 2021 | The Atlantic | Posted In: Department News, Faculty
In Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Book of Sand,” a mysterious Bible peddler knocks on the narrator’s door and offers to sell him a sacred book he came by in a small village in India. The book shows the wear of many hands. The stranger says that the illiterate peasant who gave it to him called it...
Apr 23 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Eva Silverstein is one of fifteen Stanford faculty members among 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators engaged in advancing the public good.
Feb 12 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Vedika Khemani and Douglas Stanford have been named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows.   The fellowships honor early-career scholars whose “creativity, leadership and independent research achievements make them some of the most promising researchers working today,” according to the press release issued...
Nov 19 2019 | Quanta Magazine | Posted In: Hard Problems, Students
Like cosmic hard drives, black holes pack troves of data into compact spaces. But ever since Stephen Hawking calculated in 1974 that these dense spheres of extreme gravity give off heat and fade away, the fate of their stored information has haunted physicists.  
Oct 10 2019 | Apple Podcasts | Posted In: Faculty
SITP Professor Douglas Stanford and Pedro Vieira are two of the most brilliant young theoretical physicists who are seeking to understand nature at its finest level.