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### 2023’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math

In 2023, mathematicians improved bounds on Ramsey numbers, a central measure of order in graphs; found a new aperiodic monotile; and discovered a new upper bound to the size of sets without 3-term arithmetic progressions.

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### 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.

### Lisa Manning on the Dynamics of Glasses and Embryos

Lisa Manning, a physicist at Syracuse University, describes how the physics of glassy materials helps to explain how some organs assume their correct shape during embryonic development.

### Michela Massimi: Defending the Philosophy of Science

Michela Massimi argues that the philosophy of science doesn’t have to be useful to scientists for it to be useful to humanity.

### Donald Richards: A Revealer of Secrets in the Data of Life and the Universe

Donald Richards discusses the statistical rule-of-thumb he wishes everyone knew.

### Günter Ziegler Seeks God’s Perfect Math Proofs

Günter Ziegler describes one of the most famous and beautiful proofs in *Proofs From THE BOOK*, a book he co-authored with Martin Aigner.

### Barbara Engelhardt on How to Improve Statistical Analyses of Genomes

Barbara Engelhardt, a computer scientist at Princeton University, explains why traditional machine-learning techniques have often fallen short for genomic analysis, and how researchers are overcoming that challenge.

### Daniel Goldman and His Smart Robots

Goldman explains how “smarticles” work together to demonstrate collective behavior.

### Gil Kalai: Why Quantum Computers Won’t Work

Kalai argues that limiting the noise in a quantum computer will also limit the computational power of the system.

### Erich Jarvis on Theories About the Origin of Vocal Learning

Neuroscientist Erich Jarvis discusses how the brain circuitry for vocal learning in songbirds and humans evolved from systems for controlling body movements and why so few species have this ability.