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200,000 ways to tie a tie

In a talk, Professor Harsh Mathur explained how to use the knot theory to discover 200,000 ways to tie a tie.
Harsh Mathur’s “side job” in the interdisciplinary studies of arts and physics
September 23, 2016

The marriage of art and science is not a novel concept; yet whenever such a companionship arises, it never fails to amaze people how beauty can arise from intensive study. Harsh Mathur, a professor in...

Gravitational waves discovery creates opportunity for further study

February 19, 2016

On Feb. 11, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) made a historic announcement at the National Science Foundation. For the first time ever, humans have managed to detect the the...

The tree that time forgot

Newton Tree
November 6, 2014
One of the trees on CWRU's main quad is a descendant of the tree that inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravity.
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