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Having solved a central mystery about the “twirliness” of tornadoes and other types of vortices, William Irvine has set his sights on turbulence, the white whale of classical physics.
Physicists have identified an algebraic structure underlying the messy mathematics of particle collisions. Some hope it will lead to a more elegant theory of the natural world.
Symplectic geometry is a relatively new field with implications for much of modern mathematics. Here’s what it’s all about.
Modified gravity theories have never been able to describe the universe’s first light. A new formulation does.