Physics & mathematics
Explore Physics & Mathematics
Latest about Physics & Mathematics
Extreme physics of 'supercritical' matter may be surprisingly simple
By Stephanie Pappas published
At 'supercriticality,' the difference between the liquid and gas phases of a material seems to disappear. New research finds that this weird tipping point may be simpler than scientists thought.
Mystery of Weird Sky-Glow Named 'STEVE' Finally Solved
By Mindy Weisberger last updated
Enigmatic STEVE is somewhat like an aurora...and somewhat different.
Rare Einstein manuscript sells for record-smashing $13 million at auction
By Brandon Specktor last updated
A 54-page document co-written with engineer Michele Besso sold for a record-breaking $13 million at auction on Tuesday, Nov 23.
Einstein's theory of general relativity passes one of its toughest tests yet
By Mike Wall last updated
Scientists tested seven different predictions, in one of the most ambitious and involved challenges to general relativity ever undertaken — and the theory passed with flying colors.
Why The Speed of Light Matters
By Wynne Parry last updated
We explain Einstein's theory of special relativity and why the speed of light matters
9 equations that changed the world
By Adam Mann last updated
Here are nine equations that altered the course of history.
The World's Most Beautiful Equations
By Clara Moskowitz last updated
Scientists choose their favorite mathematical equations.
Famous Einstein equation used to create matter from light for first time
By Ben Turner last updated
The particles used were spooky virtual particles, conjured from a disturbance between two electromagnetic fields.
Handwritten Einstein letter containing famous E=mc2 equation sells for $1.2 million
By Harry Baker last updated
A letter written by Albert Einstein to a rival physicist, including a rare example of the famous E=mc2 equation in his own hand, has sold at auction for $1.2 million.
Stay up to date on the latest science news by signing up for our Essentials newsletter.
Thank you for signing up to Live Science. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.