A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.

For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.

The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to pin down.

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Powerful new experiments have uncovered some of the molecular underpinnings of sleep.

The simple Möbius strip illustrates a deep mathematical challenge that has long tormented the field of symplectic geometry.

When two mathematicians raised pointed questions about a classic proof that no one really understood, they ignited a years-long debate about how much could be trusted in a new kind of geometry.

Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them.