Black Hole Jets: Unraveling One of the Biggest Mysteries in the Universe
At the heart of every galaxy lies one of the most mysterious objects in the universe: a supermassive black hole. Millions to billions of times the mass of our sun, these giants power astrophysical jets, one of the most energetic processes known to physics.
The Theory That Could Rewrite the Laws of Physics
With constructor theory, Chiara Marletto is working toward a meta-theory more fundamental than even our most foundational physics — deeper than general relativity, subtler than quantum mechanics.
Plate Tectonics: The Mystery of Earth’s Many Faces
Lucía Pérez-Díaz explores the mysteries of plate tectonics.
Iceland Is a Portal to Mars
Volcanic eruptions are intimately connected with life. Scientists are using the current eruptions in Iceland to understand the possible history of life on Mars.
Fighting for Equality in Computer Science and Beyond
Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.
Why Extraterrestrial Life Might Not Be So Alien
The zoologist Arik Kershenbaum of the University of Cambridge discusses convergent evolution, animal communications and why life throughout the universe may have certain common features.
This U.S. Olympiad Coach Has a Unique Approach to Math
Po-Shen Loh believes math education needs an overhaul. And he knows a thing or two about it—he’s resurrected the United States International Mathematical Olympiad team, leading it to four first-place rankings in the last six years as the team’s head coach.
Why COVID-19 Models Don’t Predict the Future
To understand what epidemiological models can tell us, it helps to first understand what they can’t.
How Cosmic Dust Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Matthew Genge shows explains to read the history of our solar system in the language of cosmic dust.