As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information.
Angela Olinto’s new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe.
Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.
When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.
The French mathematician was cited “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.”
Top women in mathematics and physics discuss how they got to where they are — and why there aren’t more of them.
Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks.
A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.
Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”
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