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Stanford Statisticians Tackle COVID-19

This stories series presents three studies in the Department of Statistics addressing the coronavirus outbreak using different approaches: tracking genetic mutations in the coronavirus, developing a more practical approach to predictive modelling, and designing clinical trials of promising new treatments.

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Is our universe one of many?

This five-part series tells the story of how theoretical physicists at Stanford helped develop the String Theory Landscape – and in the process sparked a fierce and still ongoing debate about what science is and what it should be.

Read more about The String Theory Landscape

Eric Nyquist

The String Theory Landscape

Read more about A cosmic symphony of vibrating strings

Eric Nyquist

A cosmic symphony of vibrating strings

Read more about The fractal universe

Eric Nyquist

The fractal universe

Read more about Lambda leads the way

Eric Nyquist

Lambda leads the way

Read more about Exploring the landscape

Eric Nyquist

Exploring the landscape

Read more about Synthetic genetic circuits could help plants adapt to climate change

Synthetic genetic circuits could help plants adapt to climate change

Read more about Mary Beth Mudgett to assume post of senior associate dean for the natural sciences Sept. 1

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Mary Beth Mudgett to assume post of senior associate dean for the natural sciences Sept. 1

Read more about Stanford researchers map electric fields to help unravel how enzymes work

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Stanford researchers map electric fields to help unravel how enzymes work

Read more about Heaviest neutron star to date is a ‘black widow’ eating its mate

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Heaviest neutron star to date is a ‘black widow’ eating its mate

Read more about Stanford biologist named to 2022 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

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Stanford biologist named to 2022 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Read more about Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery

Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery

Read more about Professor Kathryn Olivarius on disease and discrimination in the antebellum South

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Professor Kathryn Olivarius on disease and discrimination in the antebellum South

Read more about Tadashi Fukami receives the 2022 Distinguished Naturalist Award

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Tadashi Fukami receives the 2022 Distinguished Naturalist Award