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The Amazing, Autotuning Sandpile

A simple mathematical model of a sandpile shows remarkably complex behavior.

The Illusion Machine That Teaches Us How We See

A mathematician is using computers to manufacture award-winning illusions.

Traffic Ghost Hunting

When the biggest problem with traffic is nothing at all.

Math’s Beautiful Monsters

How a destructive idea paved the way for modern math.

The Man Who Invented Modern Probability

Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

The Twin Prime Hero

Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.

The Man Who Invented Modern Probability

Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

Science’s Significant Stats Problem

Researchers’ rituals for assessing probability may mislead as much as they enlighten.

Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta

Shattering preconceptions about players isn’t all about the numbers.