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Physics Factor

Soft Matters With Larry Bonassar

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

This week on Soft Matters, Katie sat down with Prof. Larry Bonassar, whose efforts in studying cartilage (the soft connective tissue in your ears, nose, windpipe, spine, joints, etc.) are leading to breakthroughs in tissue engineering.

Soft Matters With Paul McEuen

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

The most common mistake I see young graduate students make when courting a prospective research group is undervaluing social chemistry.

Soft Matters With Jim Sethna

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

Why does science work? Why is math so unreasonably effective at describing the physical world? For that matter, how can simple equations predict the behavior of really complicated things?

Soft Matters With Carl Franck

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 12.25.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

Yes, biologists and physicists speak different languages and ask different questions, but when they learn from each other, some really amazing science comes out of it.