Max G. Levy

Contributing Writer

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The Coach Who Led the U.S. Math Team Back to the Top

February 16, 2021

Po-Shen Loh has harnessed his competitive impulses and iconoclastic tendencies to reinvigorate the U.S. Math Olympiad program.

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New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations

January 5, 2021

Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.

About the author

Max G. Levy is a science journalist based in Los Angeles. He earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is an assistant editor at Massive Science. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The Verge and Vox. You can find more of his work at