## physics

Ground breaking work in uncovering optimal funding mechanisms in financial markets

Mathematicians offer new proof of quasicrystals' strange electronic properties.

String theory finally looks like it is tying the knot with established physics.

- Happy birthday Plus! — celebrating 10 years of bringing mathematics to life
- Plus 10 — what were the greatest mathematical advances in the last decade?

A new mathematical model describes how plants can stop desertification

A public discussion explores deep questions

Van Gogh paintings mimic the physics that governs turbulence

**Mario Livio**explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe.