# Art and nuclear astrophysics

Accelerators can probe artwork's origins

Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. Much more! Math is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful. Mathematics is also central to the information revolution. Downloadable music files, DVD movies, digital special effects and secure online credit card transactions, essentially any software application you can think of, owes its existence not just to computers, but to the mathematical algorithms that run on computers.

Accelerators can probe artwork's origins

How do you make something that has never existed before? Physicists Jeff Kimble and Chen-Lung Hung take us on an exhilarating adventure of exploration.

Physicists Amir Safavi-Naeini and Oskar Painter describe how they were able to measure quantum motions of 1 femtometer (0.000000000000001 meters) in a micro-scale object.

Barobo, Inc. shows how their robot that helps teach children algebra in a completely new way

Engineers explain the challenges associated with making sleds faster and tracks safer

A mathematician explains how the unique surface of ice makes the slide and glide of winter sports possible

Competition suits help improve athlete performance by reducing friction and improving aerodynamics

New mathematical methods can be applied broadly to climate, medicine, aircraft design, and more

This episode explains how engineers design the half pipe so that snowboarder Shaun White can get more air time and allow him to perform tricks

Slope-style skiing is a gravity defying freestyle skiing event debuting in Sochi

Mathematicians are helping police find the locations where future crime is most likely to occur.

In an experiment that could have implications for quantum computers and quantum simulators, researchers have used microwave pulses to control a quantum system composed of a cloud of approximately 40,000 rubidium atoms cooled nearly to absolute zero.

Arthur Hebard, a University of Florida professor and experimental physicist, explains how his love for building and disassembling things influenced his interest in physics.

Muon g-2, the world's largest electromagnetic ring, is travelling in one piece from Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York's Long Island to Fermilab outside Chicago. Its arrival may lead scientists to the next big discoveries in particle physics.

Mathematical formulas help create facial structures for people with disfiguring injuries

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about education and how to encourage underrepresented groups into entering careers related to mathematics and statistics.

Fragility, Robustness And Antifragility

Everything in life has nonlinear responses, from medical treatments to project management, for both benefits and harm (medical and economic iatrogenics). In this talk, Dr. Nasim Nicholas Taleb introduces the concept of fragility and antifragility, and maps them to nonlinearities in life and decision making.

Whether it happens among students in a classroom, or engineers in a laboratory, innovation is a process, a series of steps that begins with imagination, and results in the creation of something of value for society.

Particle detected that could supply a missing piece of the cosmic puzzle.

Projectile motion allows hockey players to shoot the puck with a high rate of precision