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### When Computers Write Proofs, What’s the Point of Mathematicians?

Andrew Granville muses on how artificial intelligence could profoundly change math.

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### Math’s Famous Map Problem: The Four-Color Theorem

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### Inside the Big Reveal of the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Astrophysicists and data scientists on the Event Horizon Telescope team give the backstory behind their new image of Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole.

### The Man Who Revolutionized Computer Science With Math

Leslie Lamport talks about the importance of programming instead of coding, how he developed distributed systems and his favorite algorithm.

### A Polymath on Physics, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Literature

Vijay Balasubramanian discusses the connections he sees between physics, computer science, neuroscience and literature and the humanities.

### Steven Strogatz’s Secrets of Math Communication

Steven Strogatz — the acclaimed mathematician and author — hosts the new Quanta Magazine podcast “The Joy of Why.” On March 18, 2022, he joined Quanta editor Thomas Lin for a Simons Foundation Presents conversation about teaching, writing and podcasting.

### The Mechanical Secret of a Brainless Animal

For years, a pair of scientists have studied how a simple multicellular animal called *Trichoplax* coordinates its complex behavior without neurons or muscles. Their work shows that mechanical interactions alone can explain how the organism moves, seeks food and reproduces.

### How Geometry Shapes Our Lives

Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematician at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, enjoys studying the math underlying everyday phenomena. “Mathematics is part of the creative world,” Ellenberg says. “We create things all the time.”

### The Cosmologist Challenging Einstein

Celia Escamilla-Rivera discusses how she is using the tools of precision cosmology to hunt for a theory of gravity that incorporates dark energy more naturally than general relativity does.

### 2021’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math and Computer Science

It was a big year. Researchers found a way to idealize deep neural networks using kernel machines—an important step toward opening these black boxes. There were major developments toward an answer about the nature of infinity. And a mathematician finally managed to model quantum gravity.

### 2021’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Physics

It was a big year. Fermilab discovered possible evidence of new physics with the muon G-2 experiment. Physicists created a time crystal, a new phase of matter that appears to violate one of nature’s most cherished laws. And we got a glimpse of an enormous pair of bubbles towering over the Milky Way.