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Author: Michael Foale and Robert Osserman with Marianne Freiberger
The right spin: how to fly a broken space craft
On the 25th of May 1997 a dramatic collision tore a hole into the space station
and sent it hurtling through space. As NASA astronaut
, the fate of
and its crew hinged on a classical set of equations.
Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
What is time? What is space? Are there parallel universes? Join Plus and FQXi on a journey exploring these...
Putting Turing on stage
Alan Turing was a mathematician and WWII code breaker who was convicted of homosexuality in the 1950s,...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Exploring the financial ecosystem
Deciding who is to blame and who should pay for the financial crisis will be a hot topic at the G8 next week...
Folding the future: From origami to engineering
Back in the days before smart phones with GPS functions became ubiquitous we had maps. Remember how hard it...
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