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  • Blog Post: Borgs’ Stellar Work Reaps Its Due Reward

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Phase transitions. Statistical physics. Probability theory. To many of us, such concepts are simply beyond our grasp, accessible, if at all, only as something relating, in some vague, hazy fashion, to issues mathematical or topics scientific. Such fields...
  • Blog Post: Station Q: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Michael Freedman, managing director of Station Q Station Q focuses on the physics of those condensed-matter quantum systems that offer the promise of intrinsic or “topological” protection from error and decoherence. Such systems are likely to play an important role in the...
  • Blog Post: Four from Microsoft Research Named Inaugural AMS Fellows

    Posted by Rob Knies Four members of Microsoft Research have been named to the inaugural list of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), announced in November. Among the 1,474 inaugural Fellows of the AMS: Jennifer Chayes , a Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director...