Blog Wars and String Wars

From hostile physicists to commenters who think they know more about string theory than Nobel laureates, Peter Woit describes the weird world of science blogging.

When Math Is Beautiful

Peter Woit believes that mathematicians and scientists are led astray by seeking "elegant" solutions. But there is one theorem that makes him wax poetic.

The Problem With Trendy Physicists

Physics is as vulnerable to fads and politics as other disciplines. Math avoids the same fate by being content to stay "completely useless."