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TOPOLOGY

 

Mathematics as a Team Sport

By KEVIN HARTNETT

When 50 mathematicians spend a week in the woods, there's no telling what will happen. And that's the point.

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ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY(2017)

 

A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World

By KEVIN HARTNETT

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MATHEMATICS(2015)

 

Math Quartet Joins Forces on Unified Theory

By KEVIN HARTNETT

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes? A Physics Titan Weighs In.

By CHARLIE WOOD

Three progressively heavier copies of each type of matter particle exist, and no one knows why. A new paper by Steven Weinberg takes a stab at explaining the pattern.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2019)

 

Why the Laws of Physics Are Inevitable

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER
 

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

To Make the Perfect Mirror, Physicists Confront the Mystery of Glass

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

Sometimes a mirror that reflects 99.9999% of light isn't good enough.

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MATERIALS SCIENCE     (2019)

 

Ideal Glass Would Explain Why Glass Exists at All

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER
 

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THE JOY OF X
 

Brian Keating's Quest for the Origin of the Universe

Hosted by STEVEN STROGATZ

The astrophysicist Brian Keating talks to host Steven Strogatz about chasing the universe's greatest mysteries — and what it's like to have a major discovery slip through his fingers.

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INSIGHTS PUZZLE

 

How to Design a Perpetual Energy Machine

By PRADEEP MUTALIK

This April, find the fatal flaws in two paradoxical claims — one about a perpetual source of energy and the other about whether you will ever see the solution to these puzzles.

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