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**31.10.2022** A better way to tell which species are vulnerable

New analysis takes account of natural fluctuations and predictability to assess which parts of an ecosystem are most threatened by climate change and other disruptions. Wildfires, floods, pollution, and overfishing are among the many disruptions that can change the balance of ecosystems, sometimes endangering the future of entire species.

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**27.10.2022**Mathematical link between sociopolitical event and advanced cyberattacks

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has created a mathematical model which makes it possible to explain, according to different sociopolitical variables, certain advanced cyberattacks that are usually carried out by States. This is a first step towards the ambitious goal of predicting the occurrence of these cyberattacks.

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**27.10.2022** A new method enables the determination of the dimensionality of complex networks through hyperbolic geometry

Reducing redundant information to find simplifying patterns in data sets and complex networks is a scientific challenge in many knowledge fields. Moreover, detecting the dimensionality of the data is still a hard-to-solve problem. An article published in the journal Nature Communications presents a method to infer the dimensionality of complex networks through the application of hyperbolic geometrics, which capture the complexity of relational structures of the real world in many diverse domains.

Physics - Mathematics -

**30.09.2022** Computational shortcut for neural networks

Neural networks are learning algorithms that approximate the solution to a task by training with available data. However, it is usually unclear how exactly they accomplish this. Two young Basel physicists have now derived mathematical expressions that allow one to calculate the optimal solution without training a network.

Life Sciences - Mathematics -

**28.09.2022** Better understanding of cellular metabolism with the help of AI

Metabolism is essential to all living organisms, and modeling the chemical reactions that sustain life is no easy task. Now, scientists have released REKINDLE, paving the way for more efficient and accurate modeling of metabolic processes thanks to deep-learning. The way an organism metabolizes nutrients is a complex process.

Physics - Mathematics -

**28.07.2022** A key role for quantum entanglement

A method known as quantum key distribution has long held the promise of communication security not possible in conventional cryptography. For the first time, an international team of scientists, including researchers from EPFL, has demonstrated experimentally an approach to quantum key distribution based on high-quality quantum entanglement - offering much broader security guarantees than previous schemes.

Physics - Mathematics -

**28.07.2022** Secure cryptography with real-world devices is now a realistic possibility

New research published in Nature explains how an international team of researchers have, for the first time, experimentally implemented a type of quantum cryptography considered to be the 'ultimate', 'bug-proof' means of communication.

Computer Science - Mathematics -

**26.07.2022**UC San Diego Computer Scientist Receives Prestigious Simons Investigator Award

Shachar Lovett, an associate professor in UC San Diego's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Simons Foundation Investigator award, which supports outstanding theoretical scientists in math, physics, astrophysics and computer science. Lovett will receive $100,000 per year over the next five years.

Mathematics - Physics -

**13.07.2022**Knots in the resonator: elegant math in humble physics

At the heart of every resonator - be it a cello, a gravitational wave detector, or the antenna in your cell phone - there is a beautiful bit of mathematics that has been heretofore unacknowledged. Yale physicists Jack Harris and Nicholas Read know this because they started finding knots in their data.

Mathematics - Physics -

**22.06.2022** As they search for beauty

At its heart, is mathematics an aesthetic discipline? Or what does it mean if someone finds a proof -beautiful- And what does mathematical beauty say about physical connections? To this day, mathematics includes beautiful facts that are also familiar to us in everyday life. The golden ratio, for example, has been revered since antiquity as representing the most aesthetically pleasing proportions.

Astronomy / Space - Mathematics -

**24.05.2022**AI reveals unsuspected math underlying search for exoplanets

Artist's concept of a sun-like star (left) and a rocky planet about 60% larger than Earth in orbit in the star's habitable zone. Gravitational microlensing has the ability to detect such planetary systems and determine the masses and orbital distances, even though the planet itself is too dim to be seen.

Life Sciences - Mathematics -

**13.05.2022** How cells correct errors under time pressure

How does a cell balance risk and speed when dividing? scientists have developed and experimentally tested the first mathematical theory that describes the cell's best strategy for dividing safely and efficiently. Cells go through a life cycle that includes growing to the right size, being equipped to perform its functions, and finally dividing into two new cells.

Mathematics - Campus -

**04.05.2022**Algorithm predicts which students will drop out of Math courses

In the subjects of science and technology, engineering and mathematics - known collectively as STEM subjects - up to 40 percent of students drop out of their studies in the entry phase. A research team from the University of Tübingen's Methods Center at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences has now developed a statistical method that can be used to predict on average eight weeks in advance whether students will terminate their studies.

Life Sciences - Mathematics -

**13.04.2022** Enhancer-promoter interactions - distance matters

When and where a gene is transcribed in a living organism often depends on its physical interactions with distal genomic regulatory regions called enhancers. Researchers in the group of Luca Giorgetti have thrown light on how such interactions control transcription thanks to a novel ingenious experimental approach combined with mathematical modelling.

Life Sciences - Mathematics -

**06.04.2022** Build neurons with mathematics

Researchers from EPFL have found a way to use only mathematics to automatically draw neurons in 3D, meaning we are getting closer to being able to build digital twins of brains. Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish physician from the turn of the 19 th century, is considered by most to be the father of modern neuroscience.

Health - Mathematics -

**25.02.2022** Mathematics helps AI in biomedicine

"Data is the new oil", it has often been said. Indeed, in the digital age data is the fuel that runs the engines of digital media, advanced informatics (AI, machine learning etc.) and, not least, scientific research. Nevertheless, when facing certain highly complex issues, data-driven approaches may not always be the most effective solutions.

Health - Mathematics -

**09.02.2022** Computer model shows the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19

Researchers simulate the transmission of variants and effects of health measures By Researchers at the University of Waterloo created the first computational model that simulates many variables affecting the transmission of COVID-19 to slow the spread of variants. The model takes raw data already in use to forecast case numbers and hospitalizations, and then adds other factors, such as vaccination rates, the use of masks and lockdowns, and the number of breakthrough infections.

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**02.02.2022** A mathematical model may help explain how blood circulates in the brain

Research carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) may help us better understand oscillations in blood flow that occur in the cerebrovascular network, thanks to a theoretical model that allows the flow and accumulation of fluid (in this case, blood) to be taken into account. Flow networks are made up of a set of connections that carry fluid.

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**02.02.2022** A mathematical model helps to explain how blood circulates in the brain

Research carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) may help us better understand oscillations in blood flow that occur in the cerebrovascular network, thanks to a theoretical model that allows the flow and accumulation of fluid (in this case, blood) to be taken into account. Flow networks are made up of a set of connections that carry fluid.

Mathematics - Physics -

**27.01.2022** A mathematical secret of lizard camouflage

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Geneva has succeeded in explaining the complex distribution of scales in the ocellated lizard by means of a simple equation. The shape-shifting clouds of starling birds, the organization of neural networks or the structure of an anthill: nature is full of complex systems whose behaviors can be modeled using mathematical tools.

Linguistics - Aug 9

The Years - an audacious adaptation of Annie Ernaux's masterpiece of memoir and sociology

The Years - an audacious adaptation of Annie Ernaux's masterpiece of memoir and sociology

Life Sciences - Aug 9

What Ancient Bones Can Tell Us: Exploring the Fossilized Past with Julia Tejada

What Ancient Bones Can Tell Us: Exploring the Fossilized Past with Julia Tejada

Environment - Aug 9

New tool empowers pavement life-cycle decision-making while reducing data collection burden

New tool empowers pavement life-cycle decision-making while reducing data collection burden

Health - Aug 8

Advanced MRI scans help identify one in three concussion patients with 'hidden disease'

Advanced MRI scans help identify one in three concussion patients with 'hidden disease'

Computer Science - Aug 8

Carnegie Mellon's Kolter Joins OpenAI Board of Directors, Safety and Security Committee

Carnegie Mellon's Kolter Joins OpenAI Board of Directors, Safety and Security Committee

Social Sciences - Aug 8

Criminologists: Victorian prisons must stay open for now - but a new strategy is needed

Criminologists: Victorian prisons must stay open for now - but a new strategy is needed

Computer Science - Aug 8

Helping robots practice skills independently to adapt to unfamiliar environments

Helping robots practice skills independently to adapt to unfamiliar environments

Innovation - Aug 8

Many survey respondents rated seeking out sexually explicit 'deepfakes' as more acceptable than creating or sharing them

Many survey respondents rated seeking out sexually explicit 'deepfakes' as more acceptable than creating or sharing them

Campus - STANFORD - Aug 7

Engineers conduct first in-orbit test of 'swarm' satellite autonomous navigation

Engineers conduct first in-orbit test of 'swarm' satellite autonomous navigation