The associate director of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences division describes some of the mysteries he hopes will be solved
Madhu Sudan talks about exploring reliable mechanisms for computers to interact with one another.
Simplifications can provide deep insights to complex systems like black holes, explains Alexei Kitaev of the California Institute of Technology
Eva Silverstein of Stanford University connects the mathematical structure of string theory to predictions for cosmological observables.
Paul J. Steinhardt, a key developer of cosmic inflation in the big bang theory, has second thoughts about that model. Instead, he is revisiting the idea of a cyclical universe, perhaps made possible by dark energy
Most familiar in displays, liquid crystals behave in unusual ways that could lead to new developments in science and technology, points out Lisa Tran, a chemical engineer and a member of the Simons Society of Fellows
Ashvin Vishawanath's work uses quantum mechanics to explore properties of matter such as superconductivity and magnetism.
The astrophysicist talks about the interstellar medium, star formation, galactic winds and her favorite galaxies
We ask the 2006 Fields Medalist to talk about his love of mathematics, his current interests and his favorite planet