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Rainer Weiss
Thinking Places

Rainer Weiss, Remembering the Little Room in the Plywood Palace

June 15, 2017

The physicist who designed the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves still holes up in a small basement lab surrounded by electronics and optical instruments.

Yitang Zhang
Thinking Places

Yitang Zhang’s Santa Barbara Beach Walk

June 15, 2017

An obscure number theorist who became an overnight sensation with a major proof about the gaps between prime numbers now finds quiet inspiration walking along the Pacific Coast.