Archives for February, 2012

DNA testing can reveal how closely related you are to a group of people halfway around the world or, if you’re doing evolutionary research, where organisms fit on taxonomic trees. The same DNA tests, when performed on the cells in a single human body, can be used to reconstruct lineage trees that can trace the…

Interview with a Physicist

At age 28, theoretical physicist Dr. Zohar Komargodski became head of a research group in the Institute’s Particle Physics and Astrophysics Department. A recent paper, published with Prof. Adam Schwimmer of the Physics of Complex Systems Department, made some waves in the physics world with a proposed proof of a 23-year-old theorem. If the proof…