Physicist Michael Dine joins panel on string theory at World Festival of Science

Michael Dine, a professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz, will take part in the World Festival of Science now under way in New York City, joining a panel discussion on string theory on Thursday, May 30, on the festival’s main stage at New York University’s Skirball Center. “Loose Ends: String Theory and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory” is one of the festival’s “Big Ideas” programs in which leading scientists explore some of the most complex scientific questions about our origins, our fundamental nature, and our place in the cosmos. Joining Dine on the panel will be three other leading theoretical physicists: Lara Anderson from Virginia Tech, Marcelo Gleiser from Dartmouth College, and Andrew Strominger from Harvard University. Columbia University theoretical physicist Brian Greene will moderate the discussion. Greene co-founded the World Science Festival in 2008 with his wife, journalist Tracy Day. The festival celebrates science with original programming that includes discourse, debate, theatre, film, workshops, and interactive installations. It opened this year on May 22 with a performance of “Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obses...

Lady Gabriella’s official wedding pictures shows her posing alongside Thomas Kingston

Lady Gabriella Windsor has released her official wedding pictures which see her posing alongside her new husband Thomas Kingston in the gardens of Frogmore House. Gabriella, 38, married the financier at St George’s Chapel on Saturday in front of a blue-blooded guestlist in what was the third royal wedding at Windsor Castle in a year.  On Tuesday, the royal newlyweds released three official photographs from their wedding day, taken by photographer Hugo Burnand at Frogmore House, Windsor. One picture sees them posing in the picturesque grounds of the Castle, which is home to Harry and Meghan, with Gabriella wearing her multi-million pound tiara and bespoke lace wedding dress designed by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria. Beaming as she embraces Thomas, the pair are surrounded by their flower girls and page boys – including Isabella and Maud Windsor, Eliza Goldsmith, Princess Aurelia del Drago, Leonora Weisman, Karim Khawaja, Emily Conolly and Frederick and Rafferty Murray. Lady Gabriella Windsor has released her official wedding pictures which see her posing alongside her new husband Thomas Kingston in the gardens of Frogmore House. From left: Miss Isabella Windsor; Miss...

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The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all

The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all accounts, the American Hockey League club has surpassed all expectations. The AHL serves as the top-tier affiliate of the National Hockey League and local fans have flocked to the Gulls’ new nest to watch top young prospects on their way up to the NHL as well as players with extensive NHL credentials working their way back to pro hockey’s “big show.” The San Diego Gulls are nearly the halfway mark of their maiden season and, by all accounts, the American Hockey League club has surpassed all expectations. The AHL serves as the top-tier affiliate of the National Hockey League and local fans have flocked to the Gulls’ new nest to watch top young prospects on their way up to the NHL as well as players with extensive NHL credentials working their way back to pro hockey’s “big show.” Besides being a hit at the turnstiles (the Gulls have the second-best attendance average of 8,621 in the 30-team league), the team – the top affiliate of the NHL Anaheim Ducks — has also proven to be a hit on the ice with a record of 17-12-0-1 heading into this weekend’s set of games at the Valley View Casino Center. The l...

“Pluralism is not anybody’s gift, it cannot be taken away”: Former vice president Hamid Ansari

Hamid Ansari was the vice president of India for two consecutive terms, from 2007 to 2017. A career diplomat, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1961. Ansari subsequently served in the Indian missions in Iraq, Belgium and Saudi Arabia, and was the ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. From 1993 to 1995, he was India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations. After his long tenure in international diplomacy, Ansari was appointed to the position of vice chancellor at the Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh, in 2000. He also served as the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities from 2006 to 2007. In May this year, in an interview at his Delhi residence, Ansari spoke to the independent journalists Jipson John and Jitheesh PM on foreign policy, the importance of the constitution, the challenges to Indian democracy, and the threat of majoritarianism. “We are an electoral democracy and we conduct the elections very well,” he said. “But are we a substantive democracy? The answer is no. There is a vast difference between the two.” Jipson John and Jitheesh PM: You have spoken about the importance of the constitution. Do you think that it is under ...

A bank for Mumbai’s sex workers has had to shut, leaving almost 5,000 women without banking

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60 Dope Gifts On Amazon Prime That Men Actually Want

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