Chancellor Professor of Physics, William & Mary
Gene Tracy is Chancellor Professor of Physics at William & Mary in Virginia. He blogs about science and culture at The Icarus Question.
History of ideas
For most of human history, the stars told us where we were in space and time. Have we forgotten how to look up?
A science without time
From past to present, into the future: the flow of time is central to human experience. Why isn’t it central to physics?
History of science
Behold: science as seeing
One astronomer’s dimpled pie is another’s cratered moon. How can our mind’s eye learn to see the new and unexpected?
Computing and artificial intelligence
How much can we afford to forget, if we train machines to remember?