Like the formation of constellations from stars, topological data analysis helps mathematicians build revealing shapes from scattered dots — finding patterns in the brain, drugs and evolution.
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Research has demonstrated that biological cells actively change shape to respond to their surroundings when moving in confined regions.
When quantum computers become powerful enough, they could theoretically crack the encryption algorithms that keep us safe. The race is on to find new ones.
Over 10 days, researchers participating in the once-a-decade “Snowmass process” attempted to build a unified scientific vision for the future of particle physics.