In a second season of enlightened conversations, Steven Strogatz and leading researchers nourish our pandemic-starved minds.
To the surprise of experts in the field, a postdoctoral statistician has solved one of the most important problems in high-dimensional convex geometry.
Researchers are tracking the different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and studying how they spread through our population and our bodies.
Twenty years ago, physicists set out to investigate a mysterious asymmetry in the proton’s interior. Their results, published today, show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.
An overlooked but powerful driver of cloud formation could accelerate the loss of polar sea ice.
A new proof demonstrates the power of arithmetic dynamics, an emerging discipline that combines insights from number theory and dynamical systems.
The learning algorithm that enables the runaway success of deep neural networks doesn’t work in biological brains, but researchers are finding alternatives that could.
One black hole is nice, but astrophysicists can do a lot more science with 50 of them.
Po-Shen Loh has harnessed his competitive impulses and iconoclastic tendencies to reinvigorate the U.S. Math Olympiad program.