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Stories by H. Moysés Nussenzveig

The Science of the Glory

One of the most beautiful phenomena in meteorology has a surprisingly subtle explanation. Its study also helps to predict the role that clouds will play in climate change

January 1, 2012 — H. Moysés Nussenzveig

The Theory of the Rainbow

When sunlight is scattered by raindrops, why is it that colorful arcs appear in certain regions of the sky? Answering this subtle question has required all the resources of mathematical physics

April 1, 1977 — H. Moysés Nussenzveig

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind