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The astrophysicist Andrea Ghez spent two decades proving that a supermassive black hole anchors the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Her new plan? Test what happens when things get too close.

Kaisa Matomäki has proved that properties of prime numbers over long intervals hold over short intervals as well. The techniques she uses have transformed the study of these elusive numbers.

The evolutionary biologist Jessica Flack seeks the computational rules that groups of organisms use to solve problems.

The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries.

Time isn’t just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he’s had to reinvent geometry.

Angela Olinto’s new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe.

The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.

Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks.

For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.