Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity 100 years ago, and the anniversary has been noted with fanfare around the world. Colby asked Professor Robert Bluhm, an authority on Einstein, to reflect on Einstein's contribution to physics and our world.
%FromtheEditor%right% The sky was flawlessly blue this morning, the view from the steps of Miller Library to the east reaching halfway to Belfast. With first classes still a day off, the campus was quiet, with a few early-risers crossing the academic quad. I stood for a minute taking in the morning, then went to write about another morning, half a world away but with a direct line to Mayflower Hill.
This one takes place in northern Thailand, near the Burmese border. The view is of cloud-shrouded mountains; the village is called Huay Pu Keng. For the past few months it was home to... Read more »
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