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The concept of dimension seems simple enough, but mathematicians struggled for centuries to precisely define and understand it.

The thorny thought experiment has been turned into a real experiment — one that physicists use to probe the physics of information.

Radio waves, longer and less energetic than visible light, give astronomers access to some of the most obscure physics in the cosmos.

The relationships among the properties of flexible shapes have fascinated mathematicians for centuries.

Christine Darden worked at NASA for 40 years, helping make supersonic planes quieter and forging a path for women to follow in her footsteps.

Today’s information age is only possible thanks to the groundbreaking work of a lone genius.

For almost a century, the anonymous members of Nicolas Bourbaki have written books intended as pure expressions of mathematical thought.

Renormalization has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.

Mathematicians have long grappled with the reality that some problems just don’t have solutions.

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