Tim Maudlin: A Defense of the Reality of Time
Tim Maudlin explains how math has led physicists to believe some very strange things about the nature of time.
Sharon Glotzer: ‘Digital Alchemist’ Seeks Rules of Emergence
Sharon Glotzer explains how emergence, entropy and order can all fit together.
Sylvia Serfaty: In Mathematics, ‘You Cannot Be Lied To’
Sylvia Serfaty explains why you don’t have to be a genius to become a mathematician.
Francis Su: Math and the Good Life
Francis Su explains how mathematics can help a person to live well.
Francis Su: Math Is for Everybody
Francis Su discusses how the community of mathematicians tends to exclude certain people.
How Viruses May Have Led to Complex Life
Without viruses, we might never have evolved.
Marcus Feldman: In Search of Actions That Alter Evolution
Marcus Feldman explains how he models the effects of a cultural preference — in this case, a preference for sons over daughters in China.
On the Moon’s Far Side, Clues to a Cataclysm?
A mission to collect samples from the far side of the moon could answer questions about a barrage of asteroids nearly 4 billion years ago.