Nothing could have prepared physicists for the discovery of the muon: an unstable particle with the same charge, but hundreds of times the mass, of the electron.
Computational biologists used an algorithm meant to model human language to instead predict how viruses could evolve to evade the immune system.
The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) announced it may have detected new kinds of gravitational waves caused by colliding supermassive black holes. Chiara Mingarelli, guest researcher at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics, explains why this is such an exciting discovery.
During a fruit-fly egg cell’s early development, its internal fluid begins to swirl in a vortex. This transition is caused by the coordinated behavior of elastic filaments in the cell, according to new research from scientists at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Biology and the University of Cambridge.