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A metaphor for science.
The story that launched generations of scientists
What looks like the golden ratio is sometimes just fool’s gold.
We’re all stories in the end. — “The Big Bang,” Doctor Who In 2003, author James Frey published a bestselling autobiographical memoir, A Million Little Pieces, purportedly detailing…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Hoping to gain insight into domains of nature that lie beyond experimental reach—the interiors of black holes, the…Read More
What does the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way look like? Early next year, we might find out. The Event Horizon Telescope—really a virtual telescope with an effective…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine‘s Abstractions blog.The first time I heard a mathematician use the phrase, I was sure he’d misspoken. We were on the phone, talking…Read More