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VUToday: Our three-dimensional universe in weekly roundup of VU news

Oct. 20, 2017, 4:38 PM

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, twice weekly. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 16.

U.S. Department of Energy: Filling the early universe with knots can explain why the world is three-dimensional
Research by an international team of physicists, including Thomas Kephart, professor of physics, that may be able to explain the universe’s three dimensional nature is featured on the DOE home page.

The New York Times: Opinion: Education in the age of outrage
Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, is the author.

Newsweek: Universe is 3-D because it got all knotted after the big bang
Thomas Kephart, professor of physics, is quoted about his research that can help us understand what the world looked like 13.7 billion years ago.

Bloomberg: No one values your life more than the federal government
W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, is quoted.

The Economist: Governors’ races have become contests between bajillionaires
John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Social and Natural Sciences, is quoted.