Yitang Zhang’s Santa Barbara Beach Walk
An obscure number theorist who became an overnight sensation with a major proof about the gaps between prime numbers now finds quiet inspiration walking along the Pacific Coast.
Journey to the Birth of the Solar System
Join David Kaplan on a virtual-reality tour showing how the sun, the Earth and the other planets came to be.
The New Familiar Quanta
Quanta unveils a completely re-engineered and redesigned site to better serve our readers and the journalism we produce.
Do You Love or Hate Math and Science?
Quanta Magazine invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.
A Wormhole Between Physics and Education
The theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.
Science Evolves. Will Science Education?
Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
The Art of Teaching Math and Science
The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?
The Nine Schoolgirls Challenge
Solve this variation of Thomas Kirkman’s famous 1850 puzzle by arranging girls in walking groups. And think fast — the clock is ticking.
Interactive: What Is Space?
Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.