# In depth: Statistical, mathematical & computational physics

### The right questions

Sep 18, 2014 3 comments Opinion

**Robert P Crease** links philosophy with optical creatures called brittlestars

### A classy look through mathematics

Sep 11, 2014 6 comments Review

Alex Bellos's engaging book investigates how mathematical laws and properties manifest themselves in the real world, says reviewer **Dean Burnett**

### Gardening in space

Aug 28, 2014 1 comment Opinion

**Robert P Crease** on the success story of a courgette in space

### Between the lines: mathematics special

Aug 14, 2014 Review

Books that celebrate mathematics, from ancient Egypt to modern times, reviewed by **Margaret Harris**

### Physics on babies' bottoms

Jul 31, 2014 2 comments Feature

**Mattias Schmidt** talks about his work as a physicist at Procter & Gamble

### Mathematical bridges

Jul 3, 2014 Opinion

**Robert P Crease** looks at a mathematics conference that could teach physicists a thing or two

### Roll over, Boltzmann

May 29, 2014 9 comments Feature

**Jon Cartwright** examines whether a new form of entropy can revolutionize our understanding of disorder

### Between the lines

Apr 17, 2014 1 comment Review

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by **Margaret Harris**

### NSA keys into quantum computing

Feb 6, 2014 2 comments Feature

**Jon Cartwright** looks at what progress the US National Security Agency has made in cracking quantum cryptography codes

### Mathematics and prejudice

Jan 23, 2014 2 comments Review

Edward Frenkel's love letter to the mathematics that captivates him is "a book to read to be inspired to learn maths," writes reviewer **William Gasarch**

### Classically quantum

Nov 7, 2013 12 comments Feature

**Jon Cartwright** explores a macroscale analogy of quantum mechanics

### Can we unify quantum mechanics and gravity?

Oct 31, 2013 20 comments Feature

**Sabine Hossenfelder** has little doubt that we will be able to

### Can we exploit the weirdness of quantum mechanics?

Oct 10, 2013 2 comments Feature

**John Preskill** says that harnessing quantum entanglement is key to making quantum computers

### Between the lines

Sep 5, 2013 Review

An insiderâ€™s guide to the Curiosity rover, a history of fusion and a guide to difficult mathematical problems, reviewed by **Margaret Harris**

### Explaining the second quantum revolution

Aug 15, 2013 9 comments Review

**Jonathan Jones** finds much to appreciate in this experimentally-minded guide to quantum information theory