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Ingenious: Paul J. Steinhardt

The Princeton physicist on what’s wrong with inflation theory and his view of the Big Bang.

Ingenious: Alan Lightman

The physicist on writing, the writer on physics.

The Bridge From Nowhere

How is it possible to get something from nothing?

Do We Have the Big Bang Theory All Wrong?

One physicist’s radical reinterpretation of the cosmic microwave background.

To Predict Turbulence, Just Count the Puffs

These tiny swirls of fluid live, die, reproduce, and spark turbulence.

The Scientific Problem That Must Be Experienced

To understand turbulence we need the intuitive perspective of art.

How Physics Is Like Three-Chord Rock

Like a set of common chords, the same math appears in diverse fields of physics.

This Shape-Shifter Could Tell Us Why Matter Exists

Neutrinos can flit between states effortlessly, hinting at deep new physics.