David Kaplan explores the leading cosmological explanation for the origin of the universe.
Filming by Petr Stepanek. Editing and motion graphics by MK12. Music by Pete Calandra and Scott P. Schreer.
Kirby Griffin & Jennifer Hsu for Quanta Magazine
Riehl talks about how higher category theory is like the viola, why she’s drawn to expository writing, and the responsibility mathematicians have to address social justice issues.
Philipp Ammon & Jennifer Hsu for Quanta Magazine
Claudia de Rham explains why gravity is so fundamental to our understanding of everything in the universe.
Reid Morth, Emily Buder, and Anna Aichinger for Quanta Magazine, with footage by Billy Collins, Kathy Kasic, and NASA
The microbial ecologist John Priscu of Montana State University discusses what led him to seek life beneath the barren, frozen wastes of Antarctica — and how his discoveries there are shaping the search for life on other worlds.
Rosem Morton & Jennifer Hsu for Quanta Magazine; NASA
Liz MacDonald discusses what more people should know about the auroras.
Tom Medwell & Jennifer Hsu for Quanta Magazine
James Maynard talks about why he’s obsessed with prime numbers.
Highlights from Tara C. Smith’s live YouTube event on May 1, 2020, in which she answered reader questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Evidence from the oceans decisively shows that an asteroid strike caused the last mass extinction, argues Pincelli Hull. The cataclysm continues to hold lessons for today.
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