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Stories by John Pavlus

Inspired by Genius: How a Mathematician Found His Way

The mathematician Ken Ono believes that the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan—mathematical savant and two-time college dropout—holds valuable lessons for how we find and reward hidden genius

June 4, 2016 — John Pavlus and Quanta Magazine
World Changing Ideas 2010

World Changing Ideas 2010

Ten thoughts, trends and technologies that have the power to transform our lives

November 18, 2010 — THE EDITORS, John Pavlus, Tom Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Svoboda, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Matthew L. Wald

Human Number Crunchers

When research is like a video game, computers finish second

November 17, 2010 — John Pavlus

The Game of Life

Bringing joysticks and scoreboards into our daily routine may be the key to making us better people

December 1, 2010 — John Pavlus

Borrowing Nature's Code

Algorithms inspired by Mother Nature help us run our vast digital biosphere

November 17, 2010 — John Pavlus

The Power of Garbage

Trapped lightning could help zap trash and generate electricity

December 1, 2009 — John Pavlus