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Why bother getting along:  Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Why bother getting along: Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Drawing from ideas sociology, psychology, economics, and biology, and utilizing tools from applied mathematics and computer science, Professor David Rand studies the basis of why organisms cooperate. The Yale Scientific Magazine speaks with Professor Rand to find out how he works, his other interests, and more.

Unsolved Mysteries: The Science of Identity

Unsolved Mysteries: The Science of Identity

The science of identity is relatively unexplored; however, the theories of a few key scientists offer profound insights into the way we perceive ourselves and those around us. These perspectives offer a lens with which to investigate the inner workings of the human brain.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music

Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.

Adam Marcus, Dan Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava Prove 54-year old Kadison-Singer Conjecture

Adam Marcus, Dan Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava Prove 54-year old Kadison-Singer Conjecture

Adam Marcus, Daniel Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava have proven the 54-year-old mathematical problem known as the Kadison-Singer Conjecture, which holds important consequences for the field of interlacing families as well as the mathematical foundations of quantum physics.