Some of the most important discoveries come not from plowing ahead, but instead from stepping back to gain a fresh perspective, whether that means revisiting old assumptions or seeking a new lens outside one’s academic field.
This five-part series tells the story of how theoretical physicists at Stanford helped develop the String Theory Landscape – and in the process sparked a fierce and still ongoing debate about what science is and what it should be.
The audible world contains vast amounts of information about the world around us. Scholars from across Stanford are exploring this invisible landscape as a research tool and as a way of understanding each other.
Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public worldwide.
Stanford experts agree that the world needs to be less reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Getting there will remake the world’s largest economic sector – energy – into one that is more sustainable, secure and affordable for everyone.
Students who joined the Sophomore College course Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River traveled to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and human populations.
Stanford researchers are striving to help ensure the safety of driverless vehicles – from exploring complex ethical questions to developing leading-edge technologies to real-world testing of custom autonomous cars.