Toby Searle

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Collective Dynamics of Dividing Chemotactic Cells

The large scale behavior of a population of cells that grow and interact through the concentration field of the chemicals they secrete is studied …


Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. That …


Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - are more likely to have liquid …


Focus: Measuring the Spread of Ideas through the Physical Review

November 21, 2014• <i>Physics</i> 7, 118<p>An automated analysis of the words in 117 years worth of the <i>Physical Review</i> selects scientific …

Synopsis: Mimicking the Brain

December 4, 2014<p>Circuits built using strongly correlated electron materials can simulate brain functions such as learning and storing memories.<p>Sieu …


Synopsis: Critical Markets

December 31, 2014<p>Financial markets can behave like critical systems in which small perturbations have an anomalously high impact on trading …


Notes from the Editors: Highlights of the Year

December 22, 2014• <i>Physics</i> 7, 132<p>A look back on our favorite stories from 2014.<p>APS/Alan Stonebraker<p>×<p>An innovative idea, a result that stirs the …