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Rosaly Lopes explains why it’s worth exploring the huge variety of volcanoes on other worlds.
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Constantinos Daskalakis on why he studies the interface between theoretical computer science and human behavior.
Caucher Birkar: An Innovator Who Brings Order to an Infinitude of Equations
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Jessica Whited on Limb Regeneration and the Axolotl Genome
Jessica Whited is a biologist who studies limb regeneration at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Here, she explains how genomic information for the salamander called an axolotl will help us understand the potential for regrowing limbs in humans and other animals.
Carina Curto on How Physicists Can Think About Neuroscience
Carina Curto, a mathematician at Pennsylvania State University, explains how her background in theoretical physics helps her tackle daunting problems in theoretical neuroscience.