## physics

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.