Eve Marder’s research into the plasticity and resilience of nervous systems finds universal principles guiding life’s responses to stress.
The secret to making a qubit for future quantum computers might depend on knowing how to tie knots in unusual materials, argues the physicist Charlie Marcus.
To a dynamicist like Amie Wilkinson, understanding the universe is about knowing all the right moves.
Anesthesia is very different from sleep — which is why it offers unique opportunities for studying the human brain, says the physician-researcher and statistician Emery Brown.
To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues the computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.
Quantitative models built by the mathematical biologist Trachette Jackson can make cancer therapies safer and more effective.
The computer scientist Rediet Abebe’s passion for applied mathematics closely aligns with her passion to solve problems with poverty and social inequality.
The mathematician Federico Ardila takes a creative approach to the search for useful answers hiding among inconceivably huge numbers of possible ones.
The computational physicist Sharon Glotzer finds unifying principles that structure the chaotic dance of the particles that make up matter.
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