Janna Levin on Science and Culture
Janna Levin talks about her roles as scientific director at a “center for art and innovation” in Brooklyn and as a physicist and writer.
Tiny Tests Seek the Universe’s Big Mysteries
David Moore explains why we might expect to find strange things when we study gravity at small scales.
David Moore: Tabletop Physics
David Moore of Stanford University describes how, inside this chamber, silica spheres probe for distortions of gravity.
The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality
Donald Hoffman explains how our perceptions have evolved to become like a computer interface.
Is That ‘Bump’ a New Particle?
David Kaplan reports on a potentially exciting new signal at the Large Hadron Collider.
David Deamer: How We’re Studying the Origins of Life
David Deamer explains how his laboratory mimics the extreme conditions found on volcanoes in the early Earth.
Michael Atiyah’s Imaginative State of Mind
Michael Atiyah discusses beauty in mathematics.
Are We Alone in the Universe?
David Kaplan explores the best ways to search for alien life on distant planets.
Leslie Valiant: Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life
Leslie Valiant explains the term “ecorithm.”