David Kaplan explains how the law of increasing entropy could drive random bits of matter into the stable, orderly structures of life.
Rebecca Goldin explains why quantitative literacy is so important.
Nigel Goldenfeld explains how condensed matter physics provides insights into the collective state of early life on Earth.
Neil Johnson on the physics of collective human behavior.
Jay Pasachoff explains what scientists can learn during a total solar eclipse.
The UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez explains how tracking the movement of stars revealed the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Jessica Flack describes the special challenges of applying collective computation to the understanding of complex biological systems.
Purvesh Khatri learned that by working with ‘messy’ clinical data sets, he could find genes that the human body expresses in response to diverse forms of a disease.