Image Album: Visualizations of Infinity

Zoomed-in image of the section of the Mandelbrot set that was boxed in the prior image. Credit: Creative Commons | Wolfgangbeyer

The Infinity Room at the House on the Rock, an architectural complex designed by Alex Jordan, Jr., near Spring Green, Wisconsin. The room juts out 218 feet from a cliff face without any supporting beams. Credit: Creative Commons | Richie Diesterheft

Infinity Symbol Galaxy


This ring of gas and dust lies at the center of the Milky Way. The ring has an unexplained twist in it, giving it the appearance of an infinity symbol. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Natalie Wolchover was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012 and is currently a senior physics writer and editor for Quanta Magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Tufts University and has studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with the staff of Quanta, Wolchover won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory writing for her work on the building of the James Webb Space Telescope. Her work has also appeared in the The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Best Writing on Mathematics, Nature, The New Yorker and Popular Science. She was the 2016 winner of the  Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, as well as the winner of the 2017 Science Communication Award for the American Institute of Physics.