Spark of Science: Robbert Dijkgraaf

Robbert Dijkgraaf will sometimes let himself drift back to his childhood attic in the Netherlands. It was there that he did some of his first physics experiments

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Nautilus

Nautilus8 min read
The Smaller The Theater, The Faster The Music: Composer Philip Glass talks time with painter Fredericka Foster.
This article is part of Nautilus’ month-long exploration of the science and art of time. Read the introduction here. How is composing music of a given meter similar to painting flowing water? In this conversation between the composer and musician Phi
Nautilus2 min read
Climate Change Is Making Plants Behave Like Costco Shoppers
Plants have their own form of money: carbon dioxide. For decades, our fossil fuel industry has been artificially inflating their currency. What happens to plants during inflation—when CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise? The same thing that happens if
Nautilus4 min readScience
Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog. Physicists are both thrilled and baffled by a new report from a neutrino experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago. The MiniBooNE experiment has detected far m