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Numerical Models for Urban Seismic Risk Analysis

Numerical Models for Urban Seismic Risk Analysis

Mathematical models for seismic hazard quantify the expected earthquake shaking in terms of various ground motion intensity measures.

How Bees Use Physics to Keep Hives Cool

How Bees Use Physics to Keep Hives Cool

L. Mahadevan’s research explores how a swarm of bees in a congested hive stays cool on hot summer days.

Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Scientists and non-scientists are interested in whether climate change is responsible for specific weather events.

“Understanding the Rules of Life”

“Understanding the Rules of Life”

In 2019, the NSF is expected to have invested $30 million in “Understanding the Rules of Life," one of the agency's 10 Big Ideas.

Pitfalls in Computation

Pitfalls in Computation

Nicholas Higham reviews "​Bits and Bugs" by Thomas Huckle & Tobias Neckel and "Humble Pi" by Matt Parker.

A Successful Year for SIAM Publications

A Successful Year for SIAM Publications

Kivmars Bowling, director of Publications at SIAM, reflects on another busy and rewarding year.

Feynman’s Flying Saucer Explained

Feynman’s Flying Saucer Explained

Mark Levi explains Richard Feynman’s observation of a wobbling plate that earned him the Nobel Prize.

Heidelberg Student Chapter of SIAM Visits Lufthansa Systems

Heidelberg Student Chapter of SIAM Visits Lufthansa Systems

The Heidelberg Student Chapter of SIAM recently organized a field trip to the headquarters of Lufthansa Systems.